Find a Place to Shoot. Throughout the testing there were zero light strikes and zero failures of the round to seat itself into the chamber once clear of the magazine. The ATC firing range uses a rifle-like test barrel to fire a projectile against a helmet. These tests are all self funded. The standard argument goes that rifle ammo will tear through drywall like crazy, whereas less speedy handgun bullets would be stopped by building materials more readily, but is that how it works?
In retrospect, perhaps this is not too surprising, considering the sheer amount of money spent on developing the number one law enforcement pistol round in the US, which is used by over half of the police departments in the country. From a kneeling position, 10 feet from the block of clear ballistic gelatin, I took aim and fired. A service pistol with a four inch plus barrel remains my choice in this caliber. Randy Horrell June 24, at 1: Measuring Resistance to Penetration In V 0 testing, resistance to penetration is measured by visual presence of either 1 the projectile or pieces or fragments of the projectile in the clay of the headform Figure D-9 or 2 by a hole that passes thru the helmet shell. The clay is considered to be within calibration if the indentations made by the steel cylinders are all within 1. Puzzled, I backed to 15 feet and targeted a slightly different portion of the gelatin.
In V 0 testing, resistance to penetration is measured by visual presence of either 1 the projectile or pieces or fragments of the projectile in the clay of the headform Figure D-9 or 2 by a hole that passes thru the helmet shell. Slow motion video of the actual gel test. Winchester Ranger grain Softpoints, Wall 2 Preexisting holes digitally removed; click here for original. With a long-barrel handgun and careful load selection, the Magnum is even suitable for deer-sized game. Pincus then fired the ammunition through a barrier of three stacked panes of tempered industrial safety glass and into ballistics gel.
Recommended articles Citing articles 0. Our goal is to rate several of the best cartridges based on the available tests. Standardization of Combat Helmet Testing. Weight retention was again 99 percent. Retained weight was actually good in light of the massive expansion: Part 2 - Ricochet Test Plan for Testing Ballistic Tile Materials The protective wall tile material would be mounted onto an armored steel frame that can either include a 2 inch air gap behind the material or no air gap as shown in the image below. When the results of one test is not even close to several others we tend to disregard or at least give less consideration to the unusual findings.