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 Magtech 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 Magtech 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 MAGTECH Guardian Gold 155gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||16||16.8||18.7||19.4||19.6|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.55||0.58||0.59||0.6||0.6|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||154.4||154.6||154.6||154.8||155.6|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1165||1170||1172||1183||1184|
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Feeds and functions normally even in Walther PPS which can be picky due to high feeding angle. "Snappier" recoil makes it feel like a +P but manageable in SigPro. Hope to not have to use "real world" but confident for home defense.