Test Media; Beef Shoulder aprox 8 to 9 inches of soft Tissue and Bone, wrapped in medium weight denim material.
Colt Series 70 Mark 4, 5 inch Barrel
Distance fired from 15ft
Ammunition tested, .45 ACP
Top row, left to right
Federal HST 230gr +P, performed perfectly, full expansion (.59) and 99% weight retention.
Hornady Critical Duty 220gr , Performed Perfectly, full expansion (.61) and 99% weight retention.
Winchester Ranger 230gr, Once again perfect performance, Expansion to (.52) 98% weight retention.
Bottom row , left to right
Hornady Critical Defense 185gr, Expansion to (.47) 75% weight retention (Did not exit soft tissue, lodged in the fat)
Dynamite Research Technologies 150gr EXP, Failure did not expand.100%
weight retention, Hollow point area filled with denim material and
exited tissue with terminal velocity..Not recommended
Gold Dot 230gr, This round hit the shoulder bone center and square, the
wound channel was massive and shattered the beef leg bone, and the
bullet disintegrated and did not exit soft tissue, recovered weight from
the three largest pieces totaled 192.3gr,so the weight retention was
still very good, as far as my personal opinion this is still a great
carry round for the .45ACP platform.
My choice is still the Federal HST and the Hornady Critical Duty as my carry ammo.