50rds – 40 S&W Federal Tactical 180gr. HST Ammo

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

This 40 S&W cartridge is going to turn your pistol into a weapon that you can really rely on in the event that the bad guys ever get the drop on you. That’s because it’s equipped with a 180 grain HST, a bullet that retains a marvelous amount of weight whether it must pass through a barrier or penetrate a target very deeply thanks to the cannelure that snugly joins its core and jacket together. The HST maximizes expansion without hampering its ability to penetrate to a practical depth -- the star shape that it expands to creates a simply catastrophic wound channel without slowing things down too much. Cops especially favor the HST for its performance on the FBI protocol, as well as how frequently it has proven itself out in the field.

This virtually barrier blind cartridge offers a factory fresh brass casing, so you’ll have a great reloading component at your disposal if you give it a test run at the range. Federal’s premium primer and propellant charge deserve to be counted on in a life or death situation as well.
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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 Tactical 180gr. HST  Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 40 S&W Federal Tactical 180gr. HST  Ammo

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

50rds – 40 S&W Federal Tactical 180gr. HST Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 13.7 14.1 14.9 15.4 18.8
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.65 0.68 0.69 0.71 0.74
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 178.9 179 179.2 179.2 179.6
Bullet Velocity (fps) 968 974 977 999 999

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