20rds - 40 S&W Barnes 140gr. TAC-XPD HP Ammo


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Barnes Bullets 140 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Optimized for personal and home defense, this .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition is manufactured by industry leader, Barnes Bullets. Barnes is a superstar in the ammo industry, offering cutting-edge innovation and superior performance. The company was founded in 1932 by Fred Barnes, who began manufacturing his own bullets in his Colorado basement.

Each of these new production cartridges is loaded with a 140 grain Barnes TAC-XP bullet. The TAC-XP features solid, all-copper construction with a deep hollow-point cavity. This design produces reliable expansion, deep penetration, and consistent performance in a wide variety of self-defense scenarios. These specially engineered hollow points deliver reliable terminal performance through ballistic gel, heavy clothing, car doors, plywood, and auto glass.

Leaving the muzzle at a velocity of 1120 feet per second, each round generates 309 foot pounds of muzzle energy. This ammunition is non-corrosive, boxer primed, and features nickel-plated brass cases for easy chamber checks even in low light conditions. These factory fresh rounds are also engineered with low flash propellants to preserve precious night vision. Each package contains 20 rounds.

  • Manufacturer
    Barnes Bullets
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    140 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
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  • Muzzle Velocity
  • UPC Barcode
  • Cost Per Round

Ballistic Gel Testing


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 40 Smith & Wesson self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Barnes Bullets 40 Smith & Wesson ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P40c with a 3.5-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Barnes Bullets ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 40 Smith & Wesson ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Barnes Bullets 140 Grain 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

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

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

20rds - 40 S&W Barnes 140gr. TAC-XPD HP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 10.6 11.3 11.6 12 13
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.74 0.74 0.76 0.76 0.78
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 140 140.2 140.4 140.4 140.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1015 1023 1027 1031 1037
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Andrew Wood

    Found these VERY anemic. 5-shot average velocity from my GLOCK 27: 979fps/298Ft.-Lb. NOT gonna carry these.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by James D.

    These rounds are fantastic! Incredibly accurate and low recoil with my Glock 27 Gen 4 model. Barnes...you've outdone yourself. Worth every penny!

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