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 165gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.7||16||16||16.7||17|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.59||0.6||0.62||0.62||0.66|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||164||164.2||164.4||164.7||165.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1048||1071||1076||1076||1127|