Gel test Results
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.
200rds – 40 S&W Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP 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|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||178.8||179.2||180||180.3||180.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||904||911||911||916||922|
Hornady Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data
Hornady Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo Details
- Barrel Length inches
- Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
- Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
- Sectional Density
|Muzzle||25 yds.||50 yds.||75 yds.||100 yds.|
|Energy ft lbs||361||n/a||326||n/a||297|
|Bullet drop inch||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
Velocity / Energy Comparisons
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This is the only ammunition I use and I have tried several brands, weights, etc.