20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo

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Black Hills Ammunition 140 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Ammo Details

Looking for a dependable carry load for your .40 S&W handgun? Try these hollow points from Black Hills Ammunition, a supplier to all branches of the US military and manufacturer of dependable match and defense ammo. These cartridges fire a 140 grain Barnes TAC-XP solid copper bullet at 1,150 feet per second and deliver excellent expansion against assailants. They are loaded in boxes of 20 in Rapid City, South Dakota and use non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.

  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
    New
  • Bullet Weight
  • Bullet Type
    Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Brass
  • Quantity
    20
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    D40N620
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1150
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    612710127948
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.38/ppr

Gel test Results

 

We tested this Black Hills Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P40c with a 3.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 11.06-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.734-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Black Hills Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 40 Smith & Wesson.

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing  20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing  20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo

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

20rds – 40 S&W Black Hills 140gr. Barnes TAC-XP HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 9.8 10.4 10.7 11.7 12.7
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.7 0.71 0.73 0.74 0.79
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 139.6 139.7 140.1 140.2 140.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1073 1088 1091 1092 1095

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