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Old May 18, 2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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Federal 9mm 115gr JHP (XM9001) in Clear Ballistics Gel



Test Gun: Sig P229, Beretta Nano.
Barrel length: 3.9, 3 inches.
Ammunition: Federal 115gr JHP (XM9001)
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 1190, 1128fps
Gel Temperature 75 degrees.



Number eight in the series is the Federal XM9001 115gr JHP. This load is often compared to the +P+ 9pble and appears to use the same bullet but pushing then with less velocity and more penetration. It also comes in at $13.99 for a box of 50.



With the Sig 229, I got a five-shot average velocity of 1190fps with a high of 1198fps and a low of 1182fps.


Ten yards off hand five shots with the Sig P229

Out of the Nano, the five shot velocity average was 1128fps with a high of 1151fps and a low of 1114fps.


Ten yards off hand five shots with the Beretta Nano

The first round from the Sig P229 hit the bare gel block at a velocity of 1191fps and penetrated to 11.25 inches. The recovered diameter was .67 inches and weight was 115.2 grains. The second round's velocity was 1202fps and it penetrated to 11 inches. The recovered weight was 115.6 grains and its expansion was .66 inches.



In the gel covered with heavy clothing, the first round from the Sig the had a velocity of 1201fps and penetrated to 12.5 inches. The recovered diameter was .65 inches and the weight was 113.1 grains. Round two's velocity was 1220fps and it penetrated to 10.5 inches. The recovered diameter was .67 inches and the recovered weight was also 113.1 grains.



Using the Beretta Nano the first round in the bare gel had a velocity of 1120fps and penetration of 11.5 inches. The recovered weight was 114.2 grains and the recovered diameter was .63 inches. Round two had a velocity of 1139fps and it penetrated to 11 inches. The bullet weight was 114.4 grains and the diameter was .64 inches.

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Old May 18, 2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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thank you. I find these results similar to the Win 115gr. STHP.
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Old May 18, 2019, 03:48 PM   #3
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Is this some of the 50 rounds to a box or some of the 20-25 rounds at a dollar+ ammo? The performance looks great but I won't buy the high priced boutique ammo.

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Number eight in the series is the Federal XM9001 115gr JHP. This load is often compared to the +P+ 9pble and appears to use the same bullet but pushing then with less velocity and more penetration. It also comes in at $13.99 for a box of 50.
Thanks. I guess I missed that. just goes to show you don't have to work an extra shift to buy decent ammo. I appreciate the testing you do.
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Old May 18, 2019, 10:49 PM   #4
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Penetration leaves a slight bit to be desired, but it certainly seems to otherwise be a good performer...and consistent to boot.

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Old May 19, 2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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If 12" is the minimum and 18" is the maximum, it seems this gives you expansion with a bad level of penetration.

High expansion or deep penetration separately are easy. It's getting both together that moves you into HST, Gold Dot, Ranger, etc.
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