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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Brass Fetcher, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. Brass Fetcher

    Brass Fetcher Member

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    Eastern border of the United States
    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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  2. Soybomb

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    Interesting, looks like the federal right might destroy a little more tissue, at least for a few inches.
     
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