I fired a 165 gr Gold Dot and a 180 gr Gold Dot DT into wet, bundled advertising paper with my G29. I believe the advertising bundles of paper are more dense than just wet bundled newsprint so keep that in mind...this is non-scientific. I just wanted to compare my DT carry loads.
The 180 gr GD penetrated about 7" and expanded to about .65 inches. The paper "wound channel" was about 1" in diameter.
The 165 gr GD penetrated about 8" and expanded to about .70 inches. The paper "wound channel" was an impressive 2+ inches in diameter.
Both rounds were fired through 4 layers of cotton denim before hitting the wet paper.
I fired a 200 gr CCI Blazer round into the same test setup and it penetrated 16 inches with no deformation of the bullet.
While the 180 gr Gold Dot hit hard the paper "wound channel" created by the 165 gr Gold Dot took the show. The paper was pulverized in the channel. What does this mean? I like the 165 gr Gold Dots.
I was able to get my jeans back on before anyone came around and saw me. It's not a pretty picture.
This photo shows the 165 gr GD ENTERANCE POINT:
And The Vehicle of Mass Destruction that made it all possible: