Evaluation of 9mm Ammunition

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Authors
  1. Stimson, B.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Institute for Aerospace Research, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In order to ascertain practical velocities and energies being obtained with "off-the-shelf" ammunition, a study was undertaken of eleven different types of 9mm cartridges. Several manufacturers as well as a variety of bullet types and cartridge loadings were examined. In addition, the tests were undertaken using two separate self-loading pistols each having a different barrel length. The resulting data collected relative to measured muzzle velocity and calculated bullet energy, and a comparison of each associated with the pistols is given in this report. It should be noted that the figures provided for bullet energy should not be directly related to target incapacitation. An extension of this study using gelatin as a target medium will provide more specific data on bullet expansion and penetration which may be directly related to transfer of bullet energy to target.
Keywords
Ammunition -- Testing;Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation
Report Number
TR-05-1992E;UF700;TR-05-92 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 1992
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
CA031213
CANDIS No
530026
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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