Test Gun: Sig P229, Beretta Nano.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Speer GDHP 9mm 115gr +P+.
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 1267, 1169fps
Gel Temperature 71 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 bought this ammo a few years ago from SG ammo, and while I don’t remember the price it was much less than the $30 a box they are asking now. IIRC it was under $20 a box. Even though it’s a +P+ it shoots very nicely, even the Nano. Yes, I used the Nano for some reason. I don’t know why since I don’t shoot it very well. Maybe I need to justify keeping it around.
I got an average velocity of 1267fps out of the P229 with a high of 1277fps and low of 1255fps. At 10 yards it shot very well.
In the Nano I got an average velocity of 1169fps with a high of 1179fps and a low of 1157fps. At 10 yards the first shot went way to the left and remaining four just a little low.
The first round out the P229 into the clear ballistics gel had a velocity of 1262fps and penetrated to 10 inches with a recovered diameter of .75 inches and a retained weight of 113.2 grains. The second round hit the gel block at a velocity of 1288fps, penetrated to 9.5 inches with an expansion of .80 inches and a recovered weight of 113.8 grains.
When shot through heavy clothing the first round had a velocity of 1267fps and penetrated to 20.25 inches. The recovered bullet had a diameter of .53 inches and a retained weight of 114.5 grains. Round two penetrated a little less at 16.25 inches and expanded to .55 inches and weighed of 113.5 grains.
Out of the Nano the first round penetrated to 13 inches with a velocity of1183fps and had a recovered diameter of .64 inches and weighed 114.7 grains. Number two had a velocity of 1158fps, penetrated to 12.75 inches and expanded to .63 inches and retained weight of 113.8 grains.
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