Ballistic gelatin test results : .380ACP FMJ and SWC (Kel-Tec P3AT)


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Brass Fetcher
November 5, 2007, 10:44 PM
Cartridge : .380ACP 95gr Federal American Eagle FMJ and 95gr Winchester 'WWB' truncated cone

Firearm : Kel-Tec P3AT with 2.75" barrel length

Block calibration : All depths corrected (From 8.1cm @ 576 ft/sec)

Test Weather Conditions : 45degF, 45% humidity and 5mph wind gusts. Diffuse sunlight.

Winchester TC

Shot 1 - Impacted at 795 ft/sec, penetrated to 16.0" in gelatin and ~ 3.0" in loosely packed 'play sand'. No yawing was observed.

Shot 2 - Impacted at 781 ft/sec, penetrated to 16.0" in gelatin and ~ 3.0" in loosely packed 'play sand'. No yawing was observed.

Shot 3 - Impacted at 773 ft/sec, penetrated to 16.0" in gelatin and ~ 3.0" in loosely packed 'play sand'. No yawing was observed.

Federal FMJ

Shot 4 - Impacted at 735 ft/sec, penetrated to 16.0" in gelatin and was not recovered. Bullet yawed at 3.5" penetration depth and righted itself point-forward at 6.0" depth.

Shot 5 - Impacted at 778 ft/sec, penetrated to 16.0" in gelatin and was not recovered. Bullet yawed at 2.8" penetration depth and righted itself point-forward at 6.6" penetration depth.
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Soybomb
November 6, 2007, 02:43 AM
Interesting, looks like the federal right might destroy a little more tissue, at least for a few inches.

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