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 Tactical 180gr. HST Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.7||14.1||14.9||15.4||18.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.65||0.68||0.69||0.71||0.74|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||178.9||179||179.2||179.2||179.6|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||968||974||977||999||999|