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 Federal 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 Federal 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
|20rds - 40 S&W Federal Hydra-Shok 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.6||16.5||16.5||17.8||18.1|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.48||0.51||0.61|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||165.2||165.5||165.7||165.8||165.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||917||937||946||997||1002|