PMC gives lousy info. Even though I use their 230gr FMJ .45 ACP for target ammo.

How about comparing ammo that I have. Hornady .45ACP +P 200 gr XTP vs .45ACP 185 gr FTX vs 9mm 115 gr FTX or XTP where they publish the ft/lb at all tested distances?

Test Barrel (5") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)

.45ACP+P 200gr XTP

Muzzle 50 100

1055/494 982/428 925/380

= 87.6% of velocity at 100yds

.45ACP 185gr FTX

Muzzle 50 100

1000/411 936/360 883/321

= 88% of velocity at 100yds

Test Barrel (4") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)

9mm 115 gr FTX

Muzzle 50 100

1140/332 1030/271 954/232

= 83.6% of velocity at 100yds

9mm 115gr XTP

Muzzle 50 100

1155/341 1047/280 971/241

= 84.0% of velocity at 100yds

Yes, I got the velocity mixed up with the force. :( Speed drop is greater in 9 mm in the same type bullet. Force of the .45ACP +P XTP is greater at 100yds than either 9 mm is at the barrel. Force of the .45 FTX is almost the same at 100yds as either 9mm at the barrels.

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And in the link for the article, force of the 9mm = 1 lb dropped 6 ft while the .45 was = 1 lb dropped from 11.4 ft. Or nearly double.