200rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo

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Winchester Ammunition 130 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo. The W Train & Defend Ammunition System is a straight-forward solution for new shooters interested in training to become more proficient with their personal defense ammunition. This ballistically-matched ammunition pairs range-ready TRAIN [T] rounds with threat-stopping technology-driven DEFEND [D] rounds, each designed for less recoil. This particular load is from the DEFEND round series with a JHP projectile with the stopping power you need to stave off an attack on your life. This ammo is brass cased, nickel coated, boxer primed, non-magnetic and non-corrosive. This ammo comes packaged 20rds to a box, 200rds to a case. Muzzle Velocity: 900 FPS.

  • Manufacturer
    Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition
    New
  • Bullet Weight
    130 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity
    200
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Manufacturer SKU
    W38SPLD
  • Primer Type
    Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity
    925
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    020892220539
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.17/ppr

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 38 Special self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Winchester Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 38 Special ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Winchester Ammunition 130 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 200rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 200rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special compare to other 38 SPECIAL?

200rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 16.4 18 20.7 21.5 24.8
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.5
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 128.8 128.9 129.1 129.2 129.3
Bullet Velocity (fps) 806 852 873 876 880
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