Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 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 16.46-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.736-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 Winchester Ammunition 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
|50rds – 40 S&W Winchester Ranger T-Series 180gr. JHP Ammo - Law Enforcement Trade-In Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.3||14.7||14.8||15||23.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.66||0.86||0.88||0.88|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||176.2||179.7||180||180||180.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1050||1109||1119||1148||1162|