I'd mentioned in some thread that I'd been chrono'ing some loads recently, and had a couple PM requests for the info. Rather than multiple PM's to folks, I figured I'd put it out here for anyone who cares. Some of the results are recent (the 9mm Pow'rBall most recently), and some are old, going back years in some cases. So weather conditions, temperature, barometric pressure, etc, are all variable and that may worry some hardcore chronograph purists; personally, I'm not quite that ocd about it. I can say that all were done using a Chrony F1 at 8 to 15 feet from the muzzle, in temperatures ranging from probably 60 to 95 degrees; close enough for me personally, with these types of loads and at this distance. Not sure how to format it in a post that will end up readable, so it's a PDF attachment. If someone smarter than me knows how to 'insert' rather than 'attach', have at it; I'd appreciate it but don't know how to do it, at least in a way that looks decent. The results are broken down by caliber, by gun (mostly for barrel-length comparison purposes), and then by load and/or bullet weight. The "FPS" and "Ft/Lbs" are averages of one or more five-shot strings. Most of the numbers are on 9mm; various loads from various guns, some old and some new. There's also some numbers on .45acp, .380acp, .45LC, .32acp, and 9x18mm. Fwiw, there were some interesting things I noticed when looking at the info compiled in one location like this. The weakness of Win-USA "BEB" loads in both 9mm and .45acp, the velocities reached in the 9mm carbine when using +P loads, the 9x18 results, and the Taurus Judge results. The BEB stuff in 9mm and .45acp was always, without exception, the slowest round out of every gun it was fired from. It's a shame really; I'm a big fan of the flat-point shape. But at these velocities (670fps from a full-size colt and 615fps from the little detonics), it's down ridiculously near .380acp power levels. That's idiotic imo. If they'd load it to normal velocities, I could see the BEB bullet style being a decent choice in 9mm and a VERY good choice in .45acp, but at this power level, it's like carrying an old webley revolver or something. On the other hand, the +P and +P+ from the 9mm carbine did surprisingly well, with the Pow'rBall averaging 1826fps and 740ft/lbs over two five-shot strings. (I ran a second five-round string just to be sure, because the velocity frankly surprised me.) That's nearly into .44magnum & m1 carbine power levels. Not quite up to those levels, but well beyond what most would expect a 9mm to reach. Now... how well a Pow'rBall bullet would perform at that velocity is another question; a question I confess I don't have the answer to. Also, the Taurus Judge - I've read horror stories of horribly-low velocities from this gun, due to the extremely long bullet jump involved when firing .45LC's in a .410-length chamber. Seems like a logical problem, but not what I found when actually chronographing them. Final thing worth noting imo is the much-maligned 9x18mm. These numbers were all obtained using a small P64 pistol, roughly the size of the little PPK/s; a full-size makarov would get even better velocity. Using the SilverBear 115-grainers, the little blowback gun darn near matches some 9x19 loads. (And you do feel it when you touch it off.) Unfortunately, the SB 115 is now discontinued, replaced with a 94-grain at roughly the same velocity. Anyway, fwiw the numbers are collected into one document & attached. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!