Ballistic Gel

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
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In ballistic gel tests this load penetrates over nine inches even out of barrels shorter than the Spectrum.
I performed a detailed forensic analysis of the signature powder burn that the gun would have left behind, using FBI-grade ballistic gel that is 100% consistent with human tissue.
Upon impact, bullet rotation forces ballistic gel or tissue to react the same as when it's hit with an expanding JHP.
Caption: Remington's Golden Saber Black Belt bullet (I.) fired into (l.-r.) bare ballistic gel and through plywood, drywall and sheet steel during an approximation of the FBI ammo test.
Edwards said his fledgling company faced a lot of closed doors from industry buyers who weren't interested in his new clear ballistic gel.
The tests are designed to measure penetration into a block of 10-percent ballistic gel, which simulates human muscle tissue.
"Our bonus marketing materials includes a demo ballistic gel block and we encourage retailers to take advantage of this offer and put some rounds in .
+/-55-grain V-Max bullets nearly disintegrate above 2700 fps, and generate wound channels about 8 inches long in ballistic gel. Those same bullets at 2100 fps penetrate gel 16-19 inches while still fragmenting and expanding, although the wound tracks are narrower.
"You feel the power, you feel the force, but when you fire and then go to the ballistic gel and see what it did, your appetite for either being the giver or the receiver of such a present goes away.
Foam targets, plywood, plastic, metal, and even ballistic gel all impede the flight of an arrow with friction.
Now police have installed ballistic gel on his window which is capable of withstanding the impact of a 501b missile.
The upset threshold for most expanding handgun bullets is abrupt, and the Winchester 240-grain Platinum Tip will not upset in ballistic gel at 100 yards when fired from a 6 1/2-inch Model 657.
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