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Ballistic gelatin test results : 9x19mm Hornady 147gr TAP CQ (Light Clothing)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Brass Fetcher, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. Brass Fetcher

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    Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

    Test # CS2
    Light clothing (2 layers of 8-ounce denim)
    (Nominal 10% concentration)

    Cartridge : Hornady 9x19mm 147gr TAP CQ

    Block Calibration : 3.2 ± 0.05 inch penetration @ 585 ± 0.5 ft/sec

    Block Calibration temperature : 37.7 ± 0.05 Degrees Fahrenheit

    Block Core temperature : 40.1 ± 0.05 Degrees Fahrenheit

    Bullet Performance:

    Impact Velocity : 969 ± 0.5 feet/second
    Deepest Penetration Depth : 15.4 ± 0.05 Inch
    Maximum Crack Diameter : 1.6 ± 0.05 Inch
    Max Crack Diameter Location : 4.0 ± 0.05 Inch
    Cavitation Depth : 0.0-14.2 ± 0.05 Inch

    Notes:
    Weapon - Glock 19, with 4.02" barrel length
    Distance - 21.0 feet, muzzle to gelatin impact face
    Test site conditions - 68 deg F, 46% relative humidity
    Time out of refrigeration prior to shot impact - 7 minutes
    Bullet recovered weight - 147.5±0.05gr
    Bullet recovered average diameter - 0.534±0.0005"
    Bullet recovered length - 0.526±0.0005"
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