Ballistic Info for short-barreled 9mm semi autos

Velocity-Energy Comparisons for 9mm JHP Rounds in a 3.12 Barrel

Testing by Gunsite in the 2012 edition of Concealed Carry Magazine

revealed that a 1 reduction in barrel length reduces a 124 grain rounds velocity by 80 FPS. This being the case, the following stats have been compiled by the author for some top-tier SD loads. Almost all manufacturers test their loads from a 4" test barrel

Please feel free to add to the list if desired, and/or share experiences with any of these loads terminal performance qualities, or please correct any errors you might see!

Manufacturers:

Federal

Hornady

Remington

Speer

Wilson Combat

Winchester

1. Federal Hydrashok 124gr

a. 1120 - 80 = 1040 FPS

b. Energy is then 297.75 ft/lb

2. Federal HST 124gr

a. 1150 80 = 1070 FPS

b. Energy is then 315.18 ft/lb

3. Federal HST 124gr +P

a. 1200 80 = 1120 FPS

b. 345.42 ft/lbs

4. Hornady XTP 124gr

a. 1110 80 = 1030 FPS

b. Energy is then 292.05 ft/lb

5. Hornady TAP CQ 124gr

a. 1110 80 = 1030 FPS

b. Energy is then 292.05 ft/lb

6. Hornady TAP FPD

a. 1110 80 = 1030 FPS

b. Energy is then 292.05 ft/lb

7. Remington HD Home Defense 124gr

a. 1125 80 = 1045 FPS

b. 300.62 ft/lb

8. Remington Golden Saber 124gr +P

a. 1180 80 = 1100

b. 333.1 ft/lb

9. Speer Gold Dot 124gr

a. 1150 80 = 1070

b. 315.18 ft/lb

10. Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P

a. 1220 80 = 1140

b. 357.56 ft/lb

11. Wilson Combat 9mm +P XTP 124gr

a. 1200 FPS 80 = 1120

b. 345.5 ft/lb

12. Winchester PDX-1 124gr+p

a. 1200 FPS 80 = 1120

b. 345.42 ft/lb

13. Winchester Ranger T-Series 124gr +p

a. 1200 FPS 80 = 1120

b. 345.42 ft/lb