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 Hornady 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 Hornady 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
|200rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||20.6||23.4||24||24||24.4|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.4|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||178.8||179.2||180||180.3||180.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||904||911||911||916||922|
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This is the only ammunition I use and I have tried several brands, weights, etc.