Soft & light: Hornady .38spl 90gr FTX Critical Defense gel test

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Buy it at Ventura Munitions:
https://www.venturamunitions.com/hornady-38-special-90gr-ftx-critical-defense-lite-ammo-25-rounds/

We shoot Hornady .38spl 90gr FTX Critical Defense ammunition from a Smith & Wesson Model 638 with a 2″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight.

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Bare gel

Penetration: 10.8″, 12.1″
Retained weight: 89.6gr, 89.4gr
Max expansion: 0.441″, 0.455″
Min expansion: 0.391″, 0.385″

Heavy clothing

Penetration: 11.9″, 13.8″, 15.9″
Retained weight: 89.2gr, 89.1gr
Max expansion: 0.418″, 0.415″
Min expansion: 0.374″, 0.368″

Velocities in fps:
973
978
928
868
764
Average: 902.20
StdDev: 89.01
Min: 764
Max: 978
Spread: 214

Andrew
Andrew

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 choppingblocktests@gmail.com

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  • Somethingclever Somethingclever on May 23, 2018

    It's only misogynistic if Hornady made it pink because they're against women. What's that you say? It's because they're helping fund cancer research with every round purchased? Oh yeah, they definitely hate women.

    • A.WChuck A.WChuck on May 23, 2018

      @somethingclever They closed their minds when they saw the color.

  • Mazkact Mazkact on May 23, 2018

    Velocities in fps:
    973
    978
    928
    868
    764
    Average: 902.20
    StdDev: 89.01
    Min: 764
    Max: 978
    Spread: 214
    Huge spread for Hornady factory ammo.

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