Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Federal 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 18.92-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.676-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 Federal 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 Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||16.8||17.7||19.7||19.8||20.6|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.66||0.67||0.68||0.68||0.69|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||164.4||164.6||164.8||164.8||165|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1033||1035||1036||1037||1043|
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