Concealed Carry Performance: Short Barrel Federal 9mm 147gr HST gel test

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    We shoot Federal 9mm 147gr ammunition from a S&W Shield with a 3.1″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight.

    Results:

    Bare gel:
    Penetration: 18.1″, 15.6″
    Retained weight: 147.2gr, 147.6gr
    Max expansion: 0.686″, 0.722″
    Min expansion: 0.382″, 0.384″

    Heavy clothing:
    Penetration: 14.8″
    Retained weight: 147.5
    Max expansion: 0.459″
    Min expansion: N/A

    Velocities in fps:
    883
    889
    903
    901
    Average: 894.00
    StdDev: 9.59
    Min: 883
    Max: 903
    Spread: 20

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    Andrew is a combat veteran of OEF and has performed hundreds of ballistic tests for his YouTube channel, The Chopping Block (https://www.youtube.com/user/chopinbloc). 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 [email protected]


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