Test Gun: Beretta 70
Barrel length: 3.5 inches.
Ammunition: Cor Bon .32 ACP 60gr JHP
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 1190fps.
Gel Temperature 70 degrees.
With this load, I got an average five-shot velocity of 1190fps with a high of 1197fps and a low of 1184fps. This was higher than the advertised velocity of 1050fps by 140fps.
The first round in the bare gel had a velocity of 1202fps and penetrated 5.5 inches. It had a recovered diameter of .69 inches and a recovered weight of 59 grains. The second round penetrated to 6 inches with a recovered diameter of .59 inches. The weight was 60.1 grains and the velocity of 1185fps was recorded.
In the clothing covered gel, the first round had a velocity of 1192fps and expanded to a diameter of .51 inches. The recovered weight was 59.9 grains and it penetrated to a depth of 9.25 inches. Round two’s velocity was 1210fps and it penetrated to 9.5 inches. The bullet expanded to a diameter of .50 inches and had a recovered weight of 59.9 grains.