50rds - 40 S&W Federal Train + Protect 180gr. VHP Ammo

Federal Ammunition 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

If you're seeking a do-it-all round for your handgun or carbine chambered in .40 Smith & Wesson, then look no further. These cartridges from Federal's brand new "Train + Protect" label serve both practice and personal defense purposes with a versatile hollow point (VHP) bullet that is inexpensive enough to be used for paper targets without compromising performance on two-legged threats. The VHP in this load weighs in at 180 grains which means that performance will be consistent with some of the caliber's most popular options on the market. A deep cavity, wide mouth, and jacket serrations at the border with the lead core translate to dependable, wide expansion during entry into a threat.

This causes the bullet to tumble and cause more permanent damage to flesh and organs in order to end a violent confrontation more efficiently. Other components that make up the round include reloadable brass casings, clean-sparking Boxer primers, and high-energy propellant. Train + Defend powder charges are specifically measured to be manageable at the practice range without compromising terminal effectiveness on target. Federal's ammunition is American made, street-proven, and trusted to answer the call of numerous law enforcement agencies.
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    Self Defense
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    40 Smith & Wesson
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Gel test Results

As you hunt for the best self-defense 40 Smith & Wesson ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Federal Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W M&P40C. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Federal Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 40 Smith & Wesson ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal Train + Protect 180gr. VHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal Train + Protect 180gr. VHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other Hollow Point?

50rds - 40 S&W Federal Train + Protect 180gr. VHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 17.7 19.5 19.8 20.6 31
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.4 0.4 0.43 0.51 0.55
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 180.3 180.4 180.4 180.6 181.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 895 897 917 921 938

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