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.32 acp Gelatin Tests

Test pistol: Kel-Tec P32 - 2.7 inch barrel

Exotic
Velocity
fps / st dv
FPE Penetration
inches / st dv
Expansion
inches / st dv
Weight
grains / st dv
Photo
Glaser Blue 55gr
Glaser Blue .974 oal
1161 34.64
165
5.9 0.46
.650 0.15
51.7 4..05

expansion is actually area of dispersion
2/3 fully fragmented, 1/3 partially fragmented

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Magsafe 36gr
Magsafe .900 oal
1423 10.89
162
6.9 0.78
.439 0.04
32.6 2.19

expansion is actually area of dispersion
2/3 did NOT fragment, 1/3 partially fragmented

RBCD 37gr
.926 oal
1434 13.06
169
11.4 2.64
.361 0.03
36.0 0.90

expansion is actually area of dispersion
1/3 did not fragment, dispersion includes jacket

 

-Hollow Point
Velocity
fps / st dv
FPE Penetration
inches / st dv
Expansion
inches / st dv
Weight
grains / st dv
Photo
Cor Bon 60gr
.916 oal
1008 16.09
135
8.2 0.80
.435 0.02
60.0 0.05

All shots expanded
Cor Bon increased OAL, .916 is the most recently tested
This did not significantly change performance

Federal Hydra Shok 65gr
.908 oal
824 5.11
98
10.1 0.26
.373 0.03
65.4 0.26

2/3 expanded, 1/3 partially expanded

Fiocchi 60gr
.922 oal
968 17.40
125
13.3 0.46
.314 0.01
60.0 0.05

very little expansion, ends appear crushed

Hornady 60gr
.908 oal
812 29.10
88
11.8 0.16
.308 0.00
59.9 0.09

no rounds expanded

MagTech 71gr
.961 oal
788 13.39
98
11.9 1.07
.314 0.01
70.5 0.24

2/3 did not expand, 1/3 very little expansion

Miwall 85gr
.926 oal
748 10.44
106
13.5 0.31
.310 0.00
85.4 0.12

no expansion, all rounds ended up facing back toward shooter

Personal Protection System 40gr
.961 oal
1028 75.26
94
11.5 1.68
.310 0.00
46.3 1.10

no rounds expanded

Speer Gold Dot 60gr
.900 oal
790 25.62
83
9.7 0.40
.420 0.06
59.9 0.05

2/3 expanded, 1/3 partially expanded
all rounds ended up facing back toward shooter

Winchester Silvertip 60gr
.908 oal
855 19.69
97
8.5 1.43
.386 0.60
59.8 0.16

1/3 expanded, 1/2 partially expanded, 1/6 did not expand

 

Full Jacket
Velocity
fps / st dv
FPE Penetration
inches / st dv
Expansion
inches / st dv
Weight
grains / st dv
Photo
Aguila 71gr
.968 oal
816 3.30
105
14.8 0.66
.308 0.00
71.7 0.45

uniform performance

Buffalo Bore +P 75gr
 
.895 oal
914 18.58
139
15.3 0.31
.307 0.00
73.4 0.09

 uniform performance

CCI Blazer 71gr
.965 oal
751 5.44
89
13.9 0.08
.307 0.00
70.9 0.08

uniform performance

Fabrique National 71gr
.968 oal
787 16.64
98
14.4 .82
.307 0.00
71.0 0.00

uniform performance

Federal 71gr
  .968 oal
   
 
   
   
   

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Fiocchi 73gr
.973 oal
859 21.17
120
15.0 0.09
.306 0.00
73.4 0.12

uniform performance

Geco 73gr
.976 oal
947 19.04
145
14.2 0.22
.306 0.00
73.3 0.09

uniform performance

MagTech 71gr
.962 oal
799 10.66
101
14.0 1.11
.306 0.00
70.7 0.12

uniform performance

Remington 71gr
.970 oal
764 21.58
92
14.2 0.24
.308 0.00
70.7 0.08

uniform performance

Sellier & Bellot 73gr
.970 oal
912 33.45
135
13.6 0.68
.306 0.00
73.1 0.05

uniform performance

Winchester USA 71gr
.974 oal
786 14.86
97
15.0 0.70
.308 0.00
70.8 0.09

uniform performance