Test Gun: Sig P229, Beretta Nano.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Remington 147gr BJHP Golden Saber
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 894, 883 fps
Gel Temperature 72 degrees
Round four in the budget 9 series is featuring the Remington 147gr Gloden Saber BJHP. This ammo came in at a price of $16.99 per 50 rounds.
From the Sig 229, I got an average five-shot velocity of 894 fps with a high of 928 fps and a low of 872 fps.
From the Nano, I got a five-shot velocity of 883 fps with a high of 896 fps and a low of 868 fps. This must be the best group I have shot form the Nano.
The first round for the P229 hit the bare gel at a velocity of 916 fps and penetrated to 14.5 inches. Recovered diameter was .67 inches and recovered weight was 147.4 grains. The second round had a velocity was 918 fps and penetrated to 16.25 inches. Recovered diameter was .66 inches and the recovered weight was 146.9 grains.
The first round in the cover gel velocity was 903 fps and penetrated to 15.5 inches. The recovered weight was 147.2 grains and it expanded to .66 inches. The second round had a velocity of 925 fps. The jacket and lead core separated and the core was recovered at 16.25 inches and the jacket was recovered at 15.25 inches. The jacket expanded to .66 inches and the core .41 inches. The recovered weight of the jacket was 36 grains and the lead core was 110.3 grains.
Out of the Nano, the first round in the bare gel had a velocity of 870 fps and penetrated to 16 inches. The recovered diameter was .65 inches and it weighed 147.6 grains. The second round had a velocity of 908 fps and penetrated to 16.5 inches. It expanded to .62 inches and had a recovered weight of 147.1 grains.