Military Factory
Military Factory

Ballistics Chart

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/19/2014

A basic look into some of the more common military and security-related ammunition types.

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NOTES: Length and Diameter measurements below appear in Inches. Weight is in Grains. Muzzle velocities are rated in "Feet Per Second". Abbreviations for varying ammunition types are AP for "Armor Piercing", I for "Incendiary" and AT for "Anti-Tank" when applicable. This chart is meant as a general reference for comparison of various ammunition types. Ultimately, always consult manufacturers with questions about your partilcular ammunition requirements and uses.

Ammunition Types for Pistols and Submachine Guns
Ammunition
Length
Diameter
Weight
Muzzle Velocity
357 SIG
1.12in
.357in
125gr
1,350fps
38 Special
1.55in
.355in
200gr
745fps
38 Super Auto
1.28in
.354in
130gr
1,300fps
40 Smith & Wesson
1.13in
.398in
178gr
935fps
45 Auto Colt Pistol
1.17in
.445in
230gr
860fps
45 Colt M1909
1.60in
.445in
250gr
738fps