45 ACP, 230 Grain FMJ, Bare Gel (PC HP Test)

(This video was first posted to YouTube on January 12, 2018.)

Shooting the 45 ACP with a 230 FMJ/TMJ into Clear Ballistics Gel from my 1911. This series is a long experiment testing powder coated cast lead hollow point bullets made from various alloys and fired at various velocities.

Consolidated test results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Tb_gBX5ALiPbMYg_qdvBiUV-fNaLln0r18MIqJXTjrM/edit?usp=sharing

The bullet mold is the “MP 452-200 HP 4 cav. NO LUBE GROOVE” mold from https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/hollow-points-molds/mp-452-200-hp-4-cav-no-lube-groove

 


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James Pollard
James Pollard

Go hotter , hotter ! LOL

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

Gee, you found my old basic training handgun video! It was new when I saw it… LOL
FMJ (Total Metal Jacket) bullets were used because the U.N. didn’t want people getting hurt by expanding bullets! You think I’m being facetious, but it’s pretty close to the decision. Those 230gr Freight Trains don’t have any stop, they just plow through.
Thanks for the demonstration, James. I hope you and your tribe have a Merry Christmas!

Maxx Bear
Maxx Bear

I never thought they would go all the way through.

mr.revolverguy
mr.revolverguy

Shooting them was a ball LOL great series thanks for the work James

aaron
aaron

I know all to well about putting stuff in a secure location. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I try to think positive about it. Someday when I really don’t need it I will find out I have 2 of everything now because of such good security.πŸ€­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

M1A2
M1A2

If your going for penetration maybe go with a round nose but with the hollow point can you make them out of a softer lead alloy

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

I never tried the 40:1 in a cast RN before…you think they’d mushroom a little bit and stay in the gel if they were loaded the same at about 832fps?
Love that old training clip James.

FortuneCookie45LC
FortuneCookie45LC

James – I recall that Monarch is made in Canada. “Shooting these was a ball…”, Ha, ha, James..!! Overpenetration might indeed be problematic with those FMJs. Merry Christmas and HNY to you, Steve