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 Critical Duty 175gr. FlexLock HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||15.4||16.2||19.3||22.3||23.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.47||0.53||0.53|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||172.8||174.2||174.4||174.4||174.5|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||968||975||976||977||993|