200rds – 40 S&W Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo

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Hornady Ammunition 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Hornady is just the sort of company that you can trust to make something so important as your self-defense ammunition. A Custom round boasts its Nebraskan manufacturer’s finest components, and accordingly this 40 S&W cartridge features a factory fresh and reloadable brass casing, a dependable non-corrosive Boxer primer, and clean burning propellant which delivers a consistent chamber pressure and muzzle velocity.

This cartridge is crowned with a 180 grain XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) projectile. The bullet features precisely laid out serrations that ensure its hollow point produces consistent expansion during penetration, and its concentrically drawn jacket and swaged lead core both promote exceptional accuracy. The XTP’s jacket covers the nose of the bullet, which helps the nose cavity to function correctly on impact. The jacket additionally features varying thicknesses which do even more to promote uniform expansion. Anything you shoot with an XTP is bound to come out of the experience far worse for wear!
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    9136
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    950
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    10090255391364
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.80/ppr

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.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 40 S&W Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 40 S&W Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

200rds – 40 S&W Hornady Custom 180gr. XTP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
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
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.161
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 950 n/a 903 n/a 862
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

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#29
926 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#32
915 fps
#30
335 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#31
919 fps
#29
338 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#23
944 fps
#21
356 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#25
938 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#15
1006.5 fps
#6
405 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#6
1044.5 fps
#7
400 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#11
1035 fps
#10
392 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#18
964 fps
#15
371 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#21
946 fps
#20
358 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#28
931 fps
#25
347 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#20
954 fps
#18
364 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#17
972 fps
#26
346 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Fiocchi Ammunition
#13
1016 fps
#13
378 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#22
946 fps
#19
358 ft lbs
165 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#9
1040 fps
#9
396 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#10
1036 fps
#16
370 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#19
956 fps
#17
365 ft lbs
125 Grain Frangible Fiocchi Ammunition
#1
1265 fps
#3
444 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#24
941 fps
#32
324 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#12
1035 fps
#11
392 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
1146 fps
#2
452 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#8
1042 fps
#8
398 ft lbs
155 Grain Hollow Point Speer
#2
1200 fps
#1
496 ft lbs
155 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#7
1043 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#5
1067 fps
#5
418 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#27
937 fps
#23
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#26
937 fps
#24
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Prvi Partizan Ammunition
#30
920 fps
#28
339 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#33
903 fps
#31
326 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
985 fps
#12
388 ft lbs
140 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#14
1014 fps
#33
320 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#4
1089 fps
#4
435 ft lbs
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    posted on by JEFFERY BROWN

    This is the only ammunition I use and I have tried several brands, weights, etc.

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