Posts by Andrew


Andrew is a combat veteran of OEF and has performed hundreds of ballistic tests for his YouTube channel, The Chopping Block ( He is an avid firearm collector and competitor and lives with his family in Arizona. If you have any questions, you may email him at

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.44 Spl Gel Test: Fiocchi 200 gr SJHP

We test .44 Spl Fiocchi 200 gr semi jacketed hollow point fired from 4.25″ S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum into clear ballistic gel to assess velocity, penetration, expansion, and retained weight. Buy this ammo at Ventura Munitions. Thanks to our sponsors: Ventura Munitions – Retailer of [Read More…]

9x18mm gel test: Prvi Partizan 95 gr JHP

Clear Ballistics gel test of 9x18mm Prvi Partisan 95 gr JHP fired from Bulgarian Arsenal Makarov. The “Soviet 9mm” perform out of the classic Soviet pistol. The 9x18mm round dates back to just after WWII and is about as powerful as a modern .380 ACP round, less powerful than its NATO [Read More…]

.300 AAC Blackout Sig Sauer 120 gr HT