The results of the Lucky Gunner Ballistics Test provide some very interesting information on how the most popular self-defense loads stack up against each other.
The Lucky Gunner Ballistics Test was an extremely detailed experiment that tested the performance of 117 different .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP self-defense loads by shooting them into ballistic gelatin under controlled conditions.
Their goal was to provide consumers with a comprehensive resource comparing the terminal performance of the most popular self-defense to show how they all stack up against each other. Based on what I’ve seen so far, it really seems like they hit it out of the park on this one.
Watch the video to learn some of the details on how the testing was conducted and how to interpret the data provided.
I must say that I’m extremely impressed by the results of their testing and this is by far the most comprehensive collection of data regarding terminal performance for handgun ammunition that I’ve ever seen.
To see all of the data from the Lucky Gunner Ballistics Test, visit the Lucky Gunner web site here. Right now, it only contains the results of their testing for .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, but more is in the works and I would not be surprised to see testing results for the .38 Special, .357 Magnum, and .357 Sig soon.
If your favorite cartridge or specific load is not represented in the test data, leave a comment at the bottom of the web page requesting them to add it in their next round of testing.
How did your preferred self-defense load perform during the Lucky Gunner Ballistics Test?