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|Bullet Weight||147 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.357 Sig|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1225|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||490|
Ballistic gelatin testing is one way to get an idea of how a self-defense load might perform in a real world self-defense situation. So we fired five rounds of Hornady 147 gr Custom XTP from a Glock 31 from a distance of 10 feet into a block of synthetic ballistic gel with a barrier of four layers of fabric simulating heavy clothing. We then gathered information on the expansion and penetration characteristics of this load. That data is represented in the chart below.
How this load compares to other .357 Sig loads from our tests in regards to bullet expansion and penetration can be found in the diagrams at the bottom of the page.
We also took photos of each bullet that was recovered from the gelatin, seen in the photo slider below. The high speed video shows this round impacting the ballistic gelatin at 10,000 frames per second.
Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin test, including more photos, videos, and data? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|357 Sig - 147 gr XTP JHP - Hornady - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||23||23.1||23.9||24.4||25.1|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.47||0.48||0.49||0.49||0.49|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||141||142||142||143||143|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1209||1216||1219||1221||1244|
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Posted On: 1/13/2014 By: Vince Caprini
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