Hollow Point

40 S&W Ammo in ballistic gel

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40 cal hollow point ammo is a great choice for shooters looking to defend their home or for a cartridge they can rely upon for personal protection in a carry pistol. This JHP ammo is designed with an expanding bullet that will mushroom when it comes in contact with a target, creating a large hole or wound cavity. Look for trusted brands like Federal, Hornady, and Remington for sale with a wide array of in-stock defensive rounds below:

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  1. 20rds - 40 S&W Barnes 140gr. TAC-XPD HP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Barnes 140gr. TAC-XPD HP Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $18.95
    $0.95/ppr

    21 In Stock

  2. 20rds - 40 S&W Black Hills 155gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Black Hills 155gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $16.95
    $0.85/ppr

    1 In Stock

  3. 20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 180gr. JHP Ammo  20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 180gr. JHP Ammo Video
    $16.87
    $0.84/ppr

    1 In Stock

  4. 50rds - 40 S&W Black Hills 180gr. Remanufactured Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Black Hills 180gr. Remanufactured Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $28.74
    $0.57/ppr

    11 In Stock

  5. 20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo  20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo Video
    $26.00
    $1.30/ppr

    27 In Stock

  6. 20rds - 40 S&W Browning BXP X-Point 180 Grain JHP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Browning BXP X-Point 180 Grain JHP Ammo
    $19.95
    $1.00/ppr

    20 In Stock

  7. 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr. HP Ammo
    $12.95
    $0.65/ppr

    99 In Stock

  8. 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180gr. HP Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180gr. HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $32.49
    $0.65/ppr

    149 In Stock

  9. 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Hi-Shok 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Hi-Shok 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $21.95
    $0.44/ppr

    30 In Stock

  10. 1000rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Hi-Shok 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo 1000rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Hi-Shok 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $360.00
    $0.36/ppr

    4 In Stock

  11. 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $26.95
    $0.54/ppr

    152 In Stock

  12. 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 165gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 165gr. HP Ammo Video
    $27.95
    $1.40/ppr

    39 In Stock

  13. 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 155gr. HP Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 155gr. HP Ammo
    $30.49
    $0.61/ppr

    52 In Stock

  14. 120rds - 40 S&W Federal American Eagle 180gr. FMJ + Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo 120rds - 40 S&W Federal American Eagle 180gr. FMJ + Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo
    $39.95
    $0.33/ppr

    41 In Stock

  15. 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 155gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 155gr. HP Ammo
    $12.70
    $0.64/ppr

    146 In Stock

  16. 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Premium 180gr. HST HP Ammo 20rds - 40 S&W Federal Premium 180gr. HST HP Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $22.50
    $1.13/ppr

    8 In Stock

  17. 1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo 1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo
    $499.95
    $0.50/ppr

    10 In Stock

  18. 500rds - 40 S&W Federal Personal Defense 180gr. JHP Ammo 500rds - 40 S&W Federal Personal Defense 180gr. JHP Ammo
    $239.95
    $0.48/ppr

    5 In Stock

  19. 500rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr. JHP Ammo 500rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr. JHP Ammo
    $299.95
    $0.60/ppr

    6 In Stock

  20. 1000rds - 40 S&W Fiocchi 165gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 1000rds - 40 S&W Fiocchi 165gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $335.00
    $0.34/ppr

    8 In Stock

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40 S&W Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
20rds - 40 S&W Barnes 140gr. TAC-XPD HP Ammo
  11.7"
0.76" 1027
20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo
  11.06"
0.73" 1088
20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 180gr. JHP Ammo
  21.98"
0.43" 957
20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 165gr. HP Ammo 500rds – 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 165 gr. JHP Ammo
  16.7"
0.48" 960
50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo 1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo
  18.92"
0.68" 1037
20rds - 40 S&W Federal Premium 180gr. HST HP Ammo
  15.4"
0.72" 940
1000rds - 40 S&W Federal Premium Tactical 180gr. HST JHP Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Federal Premium Tactical 180gr. HST HP Ammo
  15.38"
0.69" 983
20rds - 40 S&W G2 Research RIP 115gr. HP LF Ammo
  10.68"
0.4" 1082
20rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 200rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  23.28"
0.4" 913
20rds - 40 S&W Hornady Critical Defense 165gr. HP Ammo 200rds - 40 S&W Hornady Critical Defense 165gr HP Ammo
  18.68"
0.47" 1047
20rds - 40 S&W Hornady Critical Duty 175gr. FlexLock HP Ammo 200rds - 40 S&W Hornady Critical Duty 175gr. FlexLock HP Ammo
  19.34"
0.47" 978
20rds - 40 S&W Magtech First Defense Justice 130gr. SCHP Ammo
  13.7"
0.69" 1233
50rds - 40 S&W Remington Golden Saber Black Belt 180gr. BJHP Ammo
  20.84"
0.45" 864
20rds - 40 S&W Sig-Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition 165gr. V-Crown JHP Ammo
  20.26"
0.48" 1016
1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 155gr. GDHP Ammo 50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 155gr. HP Ammo
  15.08"
0.63" 1143
50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 165gr. HP Ammo 1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 165gr. JHP Ammo
  15.88"
0.62" 1080
50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180gr. HP Ammo 1000rds – 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 180gr. Bonded JHP Ammo
  14.58"
0.64" 969
20rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. HP Ammo
  17.24"
0.54" 1036
50rds - 40 S&W Winchester Silvertip 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 40 S&W Winchester Silvertip 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  16.26"
0.62" 1214
20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. Bonded PDX Ammo
  16.44"
0.71" 1069
20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 180gr. Bonded PDX Ammo
  17.02"
0.67" 979
20rds - 40 S&W Winchester W Train and Defend 180gr. JHP Ammo 200rds - 40 S&W Winchester W Train and Defend 180gr. JHP Ammo
  16"
0.66" 868
50rds - 40 S&W Winchester Ranger Talon 180gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 40 S&W Winchester Ranger Talon 180gr. HP Ammo
  16.46"
0.74" 1118
50rds - 40 S&W Winchester Ranger Talon 165gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 40 S&W Winchester Ranger Talon 165gr. HP Ammo
  15.84"
0.73" 1127