|Bullet Weight||195 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.357 Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1145|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||568|
|Cost Per Round||$1.60 per round|
No matter what his size;
When danger threatens, call on me –
And I will equalize!
This is quite the unique 357 Magnum self-defense cartridge by Doubletap of Utah. Its projectile is called the “Equalizer” – although in actuality, the cartridge lets loose two individual projectiles on ignition.
First to come out of the barrel is a 125 grain jacketed hollow point. If fired into ballistic gel by a 2” test barrel, the JHP increases in diameter by approximately 79% and penetrates to a depth of 11.5”. Next comes the 70 grain miniature wadcutter (which is made of lead with a copper base). The wadcutter exhibits zero expansion and penetrates to a depth of 17.5” under the same circumstances.
Essentially, this round is designed to inflict two very different wound cavities: one shallower and wider, the other deeper and narrower. The disc-shaped wadcutter’s point of impact is very close to that of the JHP at close range; at 25 yards, however, it may stray over 12” away. But in any event, two wound channels per shot is quite desirable when you’re firing in defense of your life.
This ammunition is made in America by the same company which produces ammo under contract for Colt. Brass-cased, reloadable, nonmagnetic, and extremely consistent.