Hey it’s Andrew with GY6vids, in today’s episode we have a ballistics test shooting the DRT ammunition terminal shock 45 acp rounds now in the past we have test another terminal shock round from DRTammo, we tested the 308 as well as their 223 elite series, now the terminal shock round in 45 acp differs to their rifle ammunition because the rifle ammunition is pretty much barrier blind even though it is a fragmenting round when it goes through windshield or bricks or windshields it holds its shape and its sprawls out and that fragmentation of compressed powder goes into his target the 45 acp rounds is designed to go through a target that is a threat so person wearing light to heavy clothing and that’s about it. it’s not designed to go through bricks and wood and other barriers, it’s meant to impact and expand out and fragment and get anywhere from that 10 to 15 inches of penetration with its fragmentation coming out of the round so we will see in a second we’ll shoot bare gel first to see what it does without any resistance then we’re gonna put ribs with cotton t-shirt over top of it now the cotton t-shirt we’re gonna put four layers not just a single layer but we’re gonna double up the shirt on top of the ribs shoot through it and in the ribs and in the meat in the gel and see what happens some people do not like fragmenting rounds and it’s your prerogative if you don’t like them you don’t like them, there’s a certain place and timing for fragmenting rounds especially if you’re looking for situations where there is collateral damage you dont want over penetration. with a fragmenting round you going to impact your target and that target gets impacted only that’s the intended purpose of this so there are times to use these rounds and there are times to use regular jacketed hollow points which i use a lot! i do want to point out one factor before we get into it, I have hearing protection today that is made by luckyshotusa.com that is a 9-millimeter shell with a actual hearing pro put into it wanted to point that out so you don’t think I’m shoving regular brass into my ear as I shoot keep in mind these are 150gr projectiles much lighter than the standard 230gr you’re going to see with most 45 acp rounds but you’re getting a lot more speed behind it the velocities increased usually get around that 900 feet per second mark with 230gr rounds these are coming out 1100 feet per second! We are using the Kimber stainless gold match II- 1911 shooting this ammunition today let’s see what happens on bear gel first impact perfect dead center placement is going 12 inches into the ballistics gel and stopping fragmentation looks perfect as well now granted this round is never going to be the best penetrator but for personal defense when you want to impact your target stop the threat and not over penetrate these are definitely good choice so far …four layers of cotton t-shirt from the front not the back so it’s wrapped around the front but not the backside because once around penetrates your shirt and through your ribs it’s not going to penetrate another shirt inside you so four layers on the outside I don’t like doing denim because I’ve said it a long long long long time ago in a very very old vid unless youre a rhinestone cowboy and you have your jean jacket on most of the time you’re not gonna have denim on your chest yes sometimes the FBI does use that as a protocol sometimes but cotton t-shirts are more realistic four layers of it even more realistic because it’s you know you have a tank top underneath and 4 layers of tshirt gonna make up for that so shoot haha whole alright I’ll take that so not only did it go all the way through gaping hole in the back side and went right through a rib there is fragmentation of the jacket around the compressed powder that’s inside the meat on the table ribs are hanging out of the entrance wound and going all the way into the jail and stopping at exactly ten inches and I’m pumped that’s good to know that’s for sure I’ve what I’ve done now is something i didn’t really think I should do because it’s not meant to be an extreme penetrating around but I’m doubling up the ribs so there is two racks of ribs and in the gel… lets see what it looks like blew through and impacted the bone exploded and that is a rib right there in the middle it’s not meant to be an extreme penetrating round keep that in mind but damn! wow theres a lot of bugs…lot of meat to I guess bringing in the bugs yeah the meat is over there go get it! The terminal shock 45 acp rounds i think they did the job and then some but remember there’s a time and place to use fragmenting rounds jacketed hollow points take care of the job most of time as well to…find your favorite round test them yourself… shooting some things, do your own testing as well I’m never going to say yes “yeah this one is the best” or “Yeah that one is the worst” i’m just going to show you the results tell you my opinion you’ve got to go out and put in the legwork to find out for yourself thanks for watching appreciate you guys hope you enjoyed the video make sure to go subscribe to YouTube.com/GY6vids helps a ton also have a secondary youtube channel youtube.com/GY6slowmo go check it out we’re posting nothing but slowmo clips and we’re gonna start doing standalone videos for that youtube channel too, so links in the description go subscribe definitely helps a lot you got any other types of rounds that you want to be tested through ballistic gel leave a comment the comment section i’ll be seeing you next time!