Federal 9mm 147gr JHP in Clear Ballistics Gel

Test Gun: Sig P229, Beretta Nano.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Federal 147gr JHP
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 934, 908fps
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.

Five rounds at 10 yards offhand Sig P229

From the Nano, the five shot velocity was 908fps with a high of 919fps and a low of 898fps.

Five rounds at 10 yards offhand Beretta Nano

The first round from the Sig P229 hit the bare gel block at a velocity of 939fps and penetrated to 15.25 inches. Recovered weight was 141.4 grains and the recovered diameter was .56 inches. The second round had a velocity of 934fps and penetrated to 15 inches. The bullet expanded to .57 inches and had a recovered weight of 141.2 grains.

When fired in the gel block covered with heavy clothing the first round from the Sig had a velocity of 949fps and penetrated to 14.25 inches. The expansion was .39 inches and recovered weight was 140.8 grains. The bullet tumbled and was found base forward. Round two hit at 944fps and penetrated to 19 inches. It expanded to .47 inches and had a recovered weight of 141.1 grains.

From the Beretta Nano, the first round’s velocity was 922fps and penetration was 15.5 inches. The recovered diameter was .54 inches and the recovered weight was 141.5 grains. Round two’s velocity was 928fps and it also penetrated 15.5 inches. The expansion was .55 inches and recovered weight was 141.2 inches.

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