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Ballistic gelatin test results : .45ACP CCI Rat Shot

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  1. Brass Fetcher

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    Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

    Test # .45ACP Rat Shot 1
    Bare gelatin. (Nominal 10% concentration)

    Cartridge : .45ACP CCI Shotshell (1/3 oz. #9 lead shot)

    Block Calibration :

    Primary block : 3.4 ± 0.05 inch penetration @ 590 ± 0.5 ft/sec


    Block Calibration temperature :

    Primary block : 39.9 ± 0.05 Degrees Fahrenheit

    Block Core temperature :

    Primary block : 40.3 ± 0.05 Degrees Fahrenheit

    Bullet Performance:

    Impact Velocity : Not recorded
    Deepest Penetration Depth : 4.3 ± 0.05 Inch
    Maximum Crack Diameter : 2.8 ± 0.05 Inch
    Max Crack Diameter Location : 0.6 ± 0.05 Inch
    Cavitation Depth : 0.0-3.2 ± 0.05 Inch

    Notes:
    Weapon – Glock 36, with 3.8” barrel length
    Distance – 2.0 feet, muzzle to gelatin impact face
    Test site conditions - 66 deg F, 50% relative humidity
    Time out of refrigeration prior to shot impact - 5 minutes

    Birdshot average recovered diameter : 0.065”
    Birdshot average recovered weight : 0.6gr

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    Thankyou for taking the time to conduct these studies.
     
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    That is a cool looking gel profile. Looks like bad news for small pests.
     
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    You're welcome. Thank you for thanking me.
     
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    If you used a mag in the Glock, did the tested load cycle the slide and chamber the next round?

    Thanks,

    salty
     
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    I did have the magazine in the weapon and the slide locked back. Recoil was actually comparable to a FMJ.

    Best regards,
    John
     
  8. CPshooter

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    That is pretty cool. Makes me wish I had some of those loads, and a bad rat problem:)
     
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    good snake medicine
     
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    Hey what is that circle thing?

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    I put a blue ring(kinda hard to see) around it and obviously the arrow.
     
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    A load of that to the face would probably get your attention, eh? :what:?
     
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    That circle is part of the shot-cup or the wadding for the shot, best as I can tell.
     
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    whoever did these tests was definately going about it in a professional manner. in one of the pictures you can see the BB used in the calibration. nice post by the way. next you should try those one .45 frangible loads with the bird shot core... MAGSAFE i belive makes them. those would make for some nice pictures as well
     
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    Thank you for the nice comments. We try to be as professional as possible doing these tests, as we are usually getting paid by somebody to do them... :)

    mgregg85 - That is the wadding. I can post additional pictures of the wadding, if there is an interest.

    mgkdrgn - It's hard to deny that one of these shots to the face would probably put someone out of the fight.

    icebones - Magsafe would be interesting to test as well.
     
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