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

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Barnes Bullets 140 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) 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
  • 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
    21554
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1120
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    716876140015
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.47/ppr

Gel test Results

 

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.

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

  Median
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

Barnes Bullets 40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data

Barnes Bullets 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.128
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.125
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1120 1061 1014 975 940
Energy ft lbs 390 350 320 295 275
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1.9 -6 -12.3

Trajectory Line Graph Barnes Bullets 40 Smith & Wesson

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 Rick

    They work as advertised. The reviewer who called them :anemic” was also shooting them out of a 3.43” barrel. He apparently doesn’t understand how that all works. Highly recommend to knowledgeable shooters.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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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