Test Gun: Sig P229, Beretta Nano.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Remington 147gr JHP High Terminal Performance
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 895, 868fps
Gel Temperature 70 degrees.
Number ten and the last of the budget 9 stuff for a while. I’m not going to test the Geco Hexagon round. If I had of done some research before buying it, I would have noticed it wasn’t intended as a self-defense round. This one is the Remington 147gr JHP High Terminal Performance round. It cost $15.99 for a 50 round box but is currently $14.99 from Target Sports.
I handloaded this bullet early on when I started testing and had the same results. I only bought this ammo to see if the factory loaded stuff was the same bullet they were selling to handloaders. Turns out it is and performs just as poorly and I was pushing my handload at around 1000fps IIRC.
I got a five shot average velocity of 895fps from the Sig with a high of 905fps and a low of 885fps.
From the Beretta Nano, I got a five shot velocity of 868fps with a high of 888fps and a low of 859fps.
This part is going to be short. I fired two rounds from the Sig 229 in bare gel and both failed to expand. The velocity of the two rounds was 900fps and 902fps and penetration of 22.75 inches and 23.25 inches.