Ballistic Gel Testing
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 Speer 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 Speer 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
|1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 155gr. GDHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.7||14.7||15.1||15.4||15.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.6||0.61||0.61||0.64||0.67|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||153.2||153.7||153.9||153.9||154.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1110||1118||1120||1146||1222|