Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Sig Sauer 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 20.26-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.478-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 Sig Sauer 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 Sig-Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition 165gr. V-Crown JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||19.3||20||20.3||20.5||21.2|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.48||0.49||0.5||0.52|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||164.3||164.4||164.6||164.9||165|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||977||1008||1008||1035||1050|