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 13.7-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.686-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 First Defense Justice 130gr. SCHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13||13.3||13.6||14.1||14.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.67||0.68||0.69||0.69||0.7|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||130.2||130.2||130.2||130.2||130.6|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1205||1217||1243||1245||1257|