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 Federal Ammunition 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 Federal Ammunition 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
|50rds - 40 S&W Federal Train + Protect 180gr. VHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.7||19.5||19.8||20.6||31|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.43||0.51||0.55|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||180.3||180.4||180.4||180.6||181.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||895||897||917||921||938|