Liberty Ammunition 9mm Round Tested

Liberty Ammunition’s 9mm Round Scores High in Independent Penetration and Reliability Test

The round was fired through three panes of safety glass and still penetrated deep into ballistics gel, it was also fired 400-500 times through two different guns, passing the reliability test with flying colors.

Bradenton, Fla. (January 2015) – Liberty Ammunition, the global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, is pleased to announce that Liberty Ammunition’s 9mm Civil Defense Round passed Personal Defense Network’s reliability and penetration tests with flying colors. The reliability and ballistics gel tests were filmed and can be viewed on Personal Defense Network’s website.

Liberty Ammunition Ballistics Gel Test
Liberty Ammunition Ballistics Gel Test

Rob Pincus, the managing editor of Personal Defense Network, first tested the ammunition by firing it into ballistics gel without a barrier and had this to say about it: “the Civil Defense Ammunition from Liberty does exactly what it’s supposed to. It gives us our depth of penetration with the base but it also creates a lot of damage out here in that 5-6 inch range as it enters the human body. That’s what we want to see from any good hollow point.”

Pincus then fired the ammunition through a barrier of three stacked panes of tempered industrial safety glass and into ballistics gel.

“Even through very thick tempered glass, multiple panes… this proves you’re going to get that penetration, that damage you’re looking for with the Civil Defense Ammunition from Liberty,” Pincus said about the barrier test.

Liberty Ammo’s 9mm Civil Defense Ammo was also tested for reliability. Rob Pincus fired 400-500 rounds of the Civil Defense ammunition through a Glock 23 that had been converted to fire 9mm and a Kahr Arms P9. Throughout the testing there were zero light strikes and zero failures of the round to seat itself into the chamber once clear of the magazine. Out of the 400-500 rounds fired a double-feed occurred only once and in only one of the two guns that was tested, Rob’s well-used Glock 23 modified to 9mm.

“The ammunition fires when it’s chambered in the round and goes into the target exactly like it’s supposed to, we also know that the ammunition performs like it’s supposed to inside of gelatin,” said Pincus.

Liberty Ammunition Civil Defense 9mm Rounds
Liberty Ammunition Civil Defense 9mm Rounds

Civil Defense 9mm Specifications:

  • Description: Copper, Monolithic, Hollow-Point Fragmenting Personal Defense Round
  • Weight: 50 gr.
  • Velocity: >2,000 fps
  • Kinetic Energy:  >450 FPE
  • Accuracy: <2″ @ 50 m
  • Terminal Effect: > 3.5″ W x 12″
  • MSRP (20 rd box): $25.99

About Liberty Ammunition:

Founded shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Liberty Ammunition’s sole pursuit has been to develop the world’s highest performing ammunition. The company provides state-of-the-art tactical ammunition to the US military, our allies and law enforcement. In 2013, Liberty Ammunition entered the civilian market with the highest performing ammunition in the world for superior personal protection and to enhance the game hunting experience. Today, Liberty Ammunition is the global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and the civilian and hunting markets.