Sunday, January 23, 2011
Fiocchi 9x19mm EMB ammunition....
Bulkammo.com sent me some interesting stuff to test and review. It's the Fiocchi 9mm EMB round, with a 92 grain mono-block bullet skipping along at roughly 1300 fps.
This morning I cooked up some home made ballistic gel substitute from a mixture of corn starch and corn meal. I wanted thick, but I also wanted to avoid the whole 'non-newtonian' fluid issue.
The round fired into the gel, and captured in a water bath, expanded as shown. The photo above that is the same bullet fired through sheet metal corresponding to a car door, and then penatrating 12 thicknesses of mixed sheet rock and ceiling tile.
I'll be dissecting some of the ammunition and slicing the bullets in two with a diamond saw to see how they are built, and testing for velocity and accuracy over the next week or two. When I have enough info, I'll write it up for the other blog.