Test Gun: Sig P229, Kahr MK9.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Magtech 9mm 115gr +P+.
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: PACT 1 XP with inferred sky screens.
Five shot velocity average: 1326, 1231fps
Gel Temperature 70 degrees.
*Note* This test was conducted with Clear Ballistics Gel. Clear Ballistics is a synthetic gel and does not correlate with Organic gelatin like Vyse Ballistics gelatin.
I had about half a box of this ammo left over for when I testing of the +P+ 9mm ammo and thought it would be interesting to see how it will do in Clear Gel. This round is flashy, and I mean flash bulb flashy. A very bright fireball and plenty of blasts to go with it. Not to beat a dead horse but it is the flashiest 9mm I have ever shot.
I got a five shot average of 1326fps with a high of 1337fps and a low of 1311fps with the P229.
With the Kahr MK98 I had a five shot average of 1231fps with a high of 1243fps and a low of 1203fps.
With the first round in bare gel, the round hit at a velocity of 1330fps and penetrated to 9.75 inches and expanded to .63 inches. It left jacket fragments at the 3, 5, and 7-inch mark. Round two had a velocity of 1302fps and penetrated to 11 inches and a recovered diameter of .67 inches.
In the heavy clothing covered gel, the first round had a velocity of 1321fps, penetrated to 13.25 inches and expanded to .62 inches. Round two impacted at 1309fps and penetrated 14 inches and expanded to .64 inches and left a jacket fragment at 5.5 inches in the block.
Out of the Kahr into the bare gel, the first round had a velocity of 1235fps and penetrated to 11.25 inches with a recovered diameter of .71 inches. It left jacket fragments to the 5.25 inch and 7.75-inch mark. The second round had a velocity of 1225fps and expanded to .66 inches with a penetration of 12.5 inches.
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