Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Speer Gold Dot 180gr 40 Smith and Wesson

Finished up the testing of the Speer Gold Dot 180gr 40 S&W (#53962) round.  Here are the conditions and results. 

Test conditions: 
-Glock 35
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet 
-"FBI spec" Clear Ballistics gel block
-4 layers of denim 
Results: 
-1036 FPS, 429 FT/LBS energy
-16'' of penetration 
-Recovered weight: 180gr


Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results: 

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