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A standardized medium with a density similar to human and mammalian soft tissues, into which weapons are discharged to assess the force and penetrability of bullets fired and energy transfer from bullets
During one test session, loads containing the two types of shot were fired into ballistic gelatin out to 40 yards, and the camera revealed that wound channels punched by the new HEX shot were at least twice the diameter of those made by round shot.
The Company demonstrated the controlled penetration characteristics of this advanced projectile on several targets including a section of Boeing 727, Ballistic Gelatin, and a simulated interior wall (gypsum board construction).
The existing round had proven very successful at meeting the FBI performance standard delivering favorable expansion and penetration in calibrated ballistic gelatin even after passing through heavy clothing including high-loft fabric and leather.
They want a bullet to not only successfully penetrate chance obstacles like sheetmetal, auto glass and marine plywood, but once having done so, to continue to drive straight through ballistic gelatin and then still penetrate more than a foot while expanding.
It would be interesting to view a series of ballistic gelatin tests made by the company to determine exactly what these odd looking projectiles do at impact and how far they penetrate at different shooting distances.