Federal 9mm 124gr +P HST in Clear Balistics gel.

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I’ve been meaning to get to this for some time now and finally had the chance today. Plenty of people have asked and now it’s here. I will say there were no surprises and it performed very well as one would expect. The test gun was a Sig P229 with a 3.9-inch barrel. The short barrel test was with a S&W Shield with a 3-inch barrel. Fired at a distance of 10 feet into two 16 inch blocks of Clear Ballistics gel. Velocity was measured using a PACT infrared chronograph. Here is a link to my earlier test with the standard pressure 124gr HST.

Federal 9mm 124gr HST in Clear Ballistics gel.

 

The first round into the bare gel hit with a velocity of 1174fps  penetrated to 16 inches and expanded to .65 inches. Round two had a speed of 1130fps expanded to .63 inches and went through 16.5 inches.

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The first round into heavy clothing didn’t register on the chrony but penetrated to 17.5 inches and expanded to .61 inches.  The second round had a velocity of 1154fps but hit so low in the gel that it hit the table the gel was sitting on so I’m not going to report the penetration or expansion.

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Finally, the two rounds fired from the Shield. Round one, into the bare gel, hit at 1106fps penetrated to 15.5 inches and expanded to .61 inches. The second round had a velocity of 1099fps penetrated to 15 inches and expanded to .63 inches.

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