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Old 01-04-2020, 07:11 AM
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Fiocchi .25 ACP 50gr FMJ in Clear Ballistics Gel.



Test Gun: FN Baby Browning
Barrel length: 2.11 inches.
Ammunition: Fiocchi .25 ACP 50gr FMJ.
Test media: 10% Clear Ballistics Gel.
Distance: 10 feet.
Chronograph: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2.
Five shot velocity average: 654fps
Gel Temperature 70 degrees.

This will more than likely be the last .25 test I will do. Unless I see something in the future to change my mind, I just donít see the point.


I got a five-shot average velocity of 654fps with a high of 687fps and a low of 624fps.


Five shots at five yards offhand.

The two roundís in the bare gel had a velocity of 693fps and 642fps. Penetration was 12.25 and 11.5 inches. 50 and 49.9 grains were the recovered weight and just in case you were wondering there was no expansion. The first round showed sign of tumbling about midway through and stopped base first. The second round did not show and signs of tumbling and was recovered nose forward.



In the heavy clothing gel, the first roundís velocity was 671fps and it penetrated to 9.25 inches. The second round hit the block at 674fps and penetrated to 9.5 inches. Neither bullet expanded and the recovered weight was 49.6 and 49.3 grains. Both bullets showed signs of tumbling at the mid point and were recovered base forward.

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Old 01-04-2020, 09:35 AM
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The Baby Browning sure is a cool little auto pistol though! Fits into a shirt pocket easy. Fit and finish are excellent. Every example I have fired functioned also.

The .25 acp is anemic, but it will make a hole where there wasn't one, and that could make the guy that has a new hole change his attitude.

Or not....thanks for taking the time to test .25 acp.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:19 PM
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I bought my Baby Browning as a fine example of the gun makers art.

A curiosity if you will. As stated in an earlier post. I was surprised to see that with ammo identical to what was fired above. I was very impressed to see that a round from the same distance, 10 feet. That it would penetrate clean through three sheets of nominal 1/2" plywood spaced about an inch apart.

It will definitely put a hurting on somebody. Weather it will deter them from killing you or not is certainly questionable.
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