Ballistic Standards Threat Comparison
The following information is provided to give you a better understanding on how all 10 International Small Arms Ballistic Standards compare side to side with each other with respect to the number of shots required. Both the Brunswick V50 and the Military MIL-SAMIT (25 shots) Standards were left out of the comparison because they are not similar to the other Ballistic Test Standards.
All of the 10 International Small Arms Ballistic Standards call out for either Single, 2 shot, 3 shot, or 5 shot tests. The comparisons shown in the charts below are in terms of the number of shots required per test per standard. For example, the data shown in Chart 1, Single Shot Standard Summary, were all of the single shot standards extracted from the 10 International Small Arms Ballistic Standards. This data extraction is repeated for the 2 shot, 3 shot, or 5 shot Test Standards.
There are a total of five (5) charts on this page as outlined below.
- Chart 1: Single Shot Standard Summary
- Chart 2: 2 Shot Standard Summary
- Chart 3: 3 Shot Standard Summary
- Chart 4: 5 Shot Standard Summary
- Chart 5: All Ballistic Standards Summary Listed by Caliber - Both Single and Multiple Shot Tests
The data shown in these charts are the Ballistic Standards arranged in order by “severity of threat” from lowest to the highest. The data for all of the single projectile standards, such as handguns and rifles, are listed first and the shotgun data is listed last. The data plotted in the charts are the Ballistic Standard versus the Median velocity for that particular standard.