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Lucky Gunner Labs Conducts Extensive Ballistics Gel Test


Lucky Gunner Labs has recently conducted a very extensive ballistics gelatin test on 117 different handgun loads.  With five rounds fired per variation, that is 585 individual measurements for penetration depth, expansion and velocity.  If the Average Joe shooter were to attempt to recreate this test, just the cost of ammo alone would be well over $1700 (hoping that the average box of ammo would only cost $15).


Luckily (pun intended), Lucky Gunner has taken the task on themselves so you can reap the benefits of their hard work.


Check out their page by clicking HERE.  There is a lot of information to click through and you have the ability to click on the round that suits your needs the best and it will take you to their store for purchase.

A small disclaimer:  The handguns used in the testing were shorter barreled variants unlike the FBI Standard, which is full-size handguns.  This is a Catch-22.  There really is not a lot of data out there for compact-type guns, which is great, however, if you are shooting a full-size handgun, make sure you compare the differences with testing done with full-sized variants.  There will be a difference, even if it is slight.

Test Guns
Test Guns

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Gorilla Ammunition .223 69gr Ammo Test

Gorilla Ammo Test


Was very pleased with how the 69gr .223 Sierra MatchKing OTM Gorilla Ammo shot this morning. 50yd zero and the grouping is 20 rounds at 100yds with two volleys of 10 rounds about 20 minutes apart.

I prefer the 50yd zero since that is our duty zero for our patrol rifles and the rifle is zeroed at 50 and about 215yds with about a 2.5in rise above zero around 100yds, hence why the rounds in the bottom image appears high.

This ammo performed flawlessly without a single FTF or FTE, even on a dirty AR with a few hundred rounds through it since the last cleaning.

I also shot some Gorilla Ammo 55gr and 77gr rounds this morning and though they did not perform poorly, the 69gr came out on top for my specific rifle that has a 18″ 1:7 barrel.