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.45 ACP Ammunition Performance Data

Page updated September 1998.
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Part I.  Ammunition Manufacturer Products for 1998:

CCI-Speer:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
185 grain Gold Dot JHP     X  
200 grain Gold Dot JHP X      
200 grain Blazer JHP X      
230 grain Gold Dot JHP     X  

Federal:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
165 grain Premium Personal Defense Hydra-Shok JHP X      
185 grain Classic Hi-Shok JHP     X  
230 grain Classic Hi-Shok JHP     X  
230 grain Premium Hydra-Shok JHP     X  
230 grain Tactical Hydra-Shok JHP (Law Enforcement Only)     X  

Hornady:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
185 grain XTP JHP X      
200 grain XTP JHP X      
200 grain XTP JHP +P X      
230 grain XTP JHP +P X      

PMC-Eldorado:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
185 grain JHP X      
230 grain Starfire JHP     X  

Remington:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
185 grain JHP     X  
185 grain Golden Saber JHP   X X  
185 grain Golden Saber JHP +P     X  
230 grain JHP X      
230 grain Golden Saber JHP   X X  

Winchester:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
185 grain Super-X Silvertip JHP     X  
230 grain Supreme SXT JHP X      
230 grain Ranger SXT JHP (Law Enforcement Only) RA45SXT     X  
230 grain Ranger SXT JHP +P (Law Enforcement Only) RA45SXTP X      
230 grain Ranger Talon JHP (Law Enforcement Only) X      

Part II.  Manufacturer's Performance Data:

.45 ACP 185 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

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4" ? 14.80" 0.60" ? ?

.45 ACP 230 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

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5" ? 15.00" 0.71" 18.80" 0.73"

Part III.  FBI Ammunition Tests Data:

.45 ACP 185 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 2/13/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

1911A1

5" 1041 fps 11.95" 0.68" 14.75" 0.68"

.45 ACP 185 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 3/21/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 1037 fps 14.40" 0.72" 15.95" 0.68"

.45 ACP 185 grain Remington JHP +P, 7/20/90:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P220

4.25" 1046 fps 10.10" 0.87" 9.50" 0.81"

.45 ACP 185 grain Federal Hi-Shok JHP, 8/30/89:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 874 fps 11.70" 0.74" 19.80" 0.61"

.45 ACP 185 grain Winchester Silvertip JHP, 8/23/89:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 951 fps 10.70" 0.78" 10.90" 0.73"

.45 ACP 185 grain Federal Hi-Shok JHP, 5/25/89:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 953 fps 13.30" 0.63" 12.40" 0.74"

.45 ACP 185 grain Remington JHP, 1/6/89:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 903 fps 16.20" 0.70" 24.55" 0.55"

.45 ACP 200 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP +P, 3/4/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

1911A1

5 1062 fps 11.70" 0.75" 18.80" 0.55

.45 ACP 200 grain CCI/Speer Lawman JHP, 5/7/90:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P220

4.25" 877 fps 11.40" 0.75" 23.45" 0.45"

.45 ACP 230 grain Federal Tactical HydraShok JHP, 11/19/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

1911A1

5" 956 fps 13.85" 0.72" 13.55" 0.74"

.45 ACP 230 grain Federal Tactical HydraShok JHP, 4/16/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

1911A1

5 878 fps 16.55" 0.66" 20.20" 0.55"

.45 ACP 230 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 8/4/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 858 fps 13.70" 0.71" 16.35" 0.66"

.45 ACP 230 grain Winchester JHP, 8/2/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 802 fps 17.90" 0.60" 24.00" 0.51"

.45 ACP 230 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 8/2/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 854 fps 14.90" 0.71" 15.45" 0.64"

.45 ACP 230 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 8/1/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 885 fps 14.05" 0.76" 16.55" 0.69"

.45 ACP 230 grain Winchester Ranger SXT JHP, 8/1/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 819 fps 13.25" 0.73" 17.85" 0.63"

.45 ACP 230 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 7/28/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 896 fps 16.00" 0.69" 18.90" 0.59"

.45 ACP 230 grain PMC/Eldorado Starfire JHP, 7/28/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4506

5" 853 fps 13.90" 0.67" 22.60" 0.45"

.45 ACP 230 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 9/8/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 871 fps 15.00" 0.71" 18.85" 0.73"

.45 ACP 230 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 2/12/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 847 fps 13.15" 0.74" 14.30" 0.70"

.45 ACP 230 grain Federal Hi-Shok JHP, 10/26/92:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 860 fps 13.85" 0.80" 17.40" 0.67"

.45 ACP 230 grain Winchester Black Talon JHP, 7/15/92:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M645

5" 886 fps 11.95" 0.77" 13.95" 0.74"

Part IV.  Other Performance Data

To be published.

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