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|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||950|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||460|
After firing five rounds of Federal 230 gr Tactical Bonded +P 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 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 Winchester load compares to other .45 ACP 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 - +P 230 Grain Tactical Bonded HP - Federal LE Tactical - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||11.8||13.9||14.7||15.5||17.2|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.83||0.839||0.842||0.897||0.902|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||228||228||229||229||229|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||879||883||885||892||896|
Review by Tony
Very good rounds
(Posted on 3/20/2020)
1 of 5
Review by Buck
I shoot these in my 1911 very good results
(Posted on 1/2/2020)
2 of 5
Review by Joe G
I like the performance test results and the fact that it's bonded. I hear a few popular firearms don't like the 9mm version of this ammo but my Glock 21 Gen 4 (KKM Precision standard length barrel and Tungsten Guide rod factory weight). I prefer bonded jhp, solid copper hollow points, and solid copper fluted defense ammo because thin barriers and even only heavy clothing interupt performance with too many ammo types. Stick with these on .45 acp +P if you want something HST hollow point expansion and some backbone to it.
(Posted on 5/23/2018)
3 of 5
Dirty and Corroded Rounds Received
Review by Jacnae
Out of two boxes ordered - only approximately 10-15 rounds were usable. The remainder had 'green'/tarnished corroded casings and/or the actual projectile was 'green'/tarnished.
(Posted on 5/21/2018)
4 of 5
Review by David
Based on Lucky Gunner's gel tests, this is a great performer. And I have read it does well out of shorter barrels. I have shot through about 100 rounds. Shoots clean, though you'll feel extra "snap" out of smaller 45 acp handguns.
(Posted on 11/18/2017)
5 of 5
Posted On: 3/20/2020 By: Anthony L Roberson
Posted On: 9/20/2018 By: Austin
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