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|Bullet Weight||185 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Use Type||Self Defense|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||970|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||386|
|Cost Per Round||98.8¢ per round|
After firing five rounds of Hornady 185 gr XTP from a Kahr CW45 into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this .45 ACP (Auto) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Hornady load compares to other .45 ACP (Auto) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|45 ACP - 185 Grain XTP JHP - Hornady Custom - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.2||19.7||21.3||29.8||30.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.52|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||184.4||184.4||184.9||184.9||185.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||899||905||915||922||928|
Review by Rocco B. (Posted on 1/31/16)
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