Ballistics by the inch

The definite article.

Good news! After checking with the editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, we were able to add the following blurb to the BBTI homepage:

Magazine Coverage

The April 2009 edition of Concealed Carry Magazine (the member’s publication of the US Concealed Carry Association) contained a great article on the BBTI project.  With the permission of the editor, the entire article is available here in pdf format.

If you’re not a member of the USCCA, here’s a chance to check out the full article, complete with images.

Jim Downey

April 30, 2009 Posted by | Links | Leave a comment


Well, April is already as good as March was, and sometime in about three or four days we’ll break 700,000 hits to the site. The Concealed Carry Magazine article clearly has had an impact, and has boosted overall daily hits by about 50%. Unfortunately, the article isn’t available online, so I am going to see whether arrangements can be made for us to repost it on Bbti.

I had promised to start giving some preliminary data from our latest sequence of tests, thinking that it would likely be several months before we had all the data crunched and be ready to make a major upgrade to the Bbti site. But Steve is working hard on getting the data compiled, and thinks that it may only be another week or so before he is done with that. With luck, we’ll be able to do the upgrade *much* sooner than I thought! So I’m going to hold off a bit – there’s no reason for me to muck around with the data (not my forte) and risk getting some bad information posted. Just be a bit more patient, and soon we’ll have it all available: .327 Magnum, .41 Magnum, 10mm and a huge addition to the “real world” data points for all the calibers.

And bets on how long it takes to break a million hits, once we do the upgrade? I bet it’ll happen within a month!


Jim Downey

April 30, 2009 Posted by | .327 Federal Magnum, .41 Magnum, 10mm, Data, Discussion. | Leave a comment