Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Magtech 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 13.5-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.586-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 Magtech 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
|20rds - 40 S&W Magtech 130gr. First Defense Solid Copper HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||11||11.5||12||15.3||17.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.69||0.7||0.74|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||129.9||130.2||130.5||130.5||130.5|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1069||1076||1090||1095||1101|
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We bought these non lead because of the new laws in California. It is legal to hunt with a center fire pistol so rather than let Mr. green Jeans have something to pick at we went copper in our permitted carry pieces. Only gave four stars I have not used the round in a real situation but it functions and performs at the range.
Great customer service and fast shipping we will be back..