Pistol Specs:Boberg XR9-S with 3.35" barrel
My testing process is pretty simple. I take one shot at the end of a Clear Ballistics Gel block. I take the shot from 8 feet away and impact velocity is measured 2 inches away from the block. Clear Ballistics Gel is calibrated to 10% ballistics gel density. I shoot the block at the range and then bring it home to analyze the block and recover the bullets. Immediately prior to the terminal test, I shoot a five shot velocity and point of impact test string from 8 feet over a Competition Electronics ProChrono Digital chronograph. All the data gathered during the test is shown in the picture below.
As my experience with the Clear Ballistics Gel product increases, I'm starting to better understand how to read the blocks and capture more of the data that is visible in the blocks. You may have noticed I added two new data points to the test recap data sheet. Those points are a measurement of the maximum stretch cavity height and also the penetration depth when the maximum stretch cavity was measured. These new data points may provide additional comparison points between various bullet types and loadings as we collect more of this data over time. The video below documents my entire test from range testing to bullet recovery.
The clear gel test let us see a bit more about how this round performs in the block. Full expansion of .875" occurs within the first 2 to 2.5 inches into the block. Penetration was excellent at 14".
Disclaimer....This test should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation for the product(s) tested. All tests represent actual performance in ballistics testing media. Terminal performance in all other media will show different results. It is up to each individual to make their own personal decision on which specific ammunition to use for their needs. It's also critically important to test any ammo in YOUR SPECIFIC FIREARM before relying on it for any purpose.
Ammunition labeled as +P or +P+ should only be used in firearms that have been certified by the manufacturer as safe for the additional pressures generated by these ammunition types.