20rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Hornady Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 180 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU 9136
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 950
  • Muzzle Energy 361
  • UPC Barcode 090255391367
  • Cost Per Round $0.85/ppr

This is 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Hollow Point Ammo. XTP bullets are famous for their ability to expand reliably across a wide range of velocities. The XTP bullet was specially built to withstand incredible velocities, and still deliver controlled expansion and weight retention. Special features in the nose facilitate and control expansion on impact. XTP bullets consistently deliver the deep, Extreme terminal penetration needed for one-shot kills. The XTP is one of the most accurate pistol bullets ever made. This ammo is brass cased, boxer primed, non-magnetic and non-corrosive. It comes packed in 20rd. boxes. Muzzle Velocity: 950 fps.

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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 Hornady Ammunition 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 Hornady Ammunition 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.

Hornady Ammunition 180 Grain 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

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

20rds - 40 S&W Hornady 180gr. XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 20.6 23.4 24 24 24.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Expanded Weight (gr.) 178.8 179.2 180 180.3 180.7
Bullet Velocity (fps) 904 911 911 916 922

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