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 16.26-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.618-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 Silvertip 155gr. Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.9||15.3||16.2||17.1||18.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.57||0.59||0.63||0.65||0.65|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||154.1||154.8||155.2||155.2||155.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1196||1203||1216||1221||1235|
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This is good ammo, but the description is wrong, this round tends to not have great weight retention due to the high velocity light weight of the round and not being bonded. However this round has 500 fps out the muzzle and 1220 fps velocity. It hits hard and travels fast but doesn't retain weight so its all about what u want, it is very accurate too.
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This is the only 155gr. ammo I've tested that showed consistent expansion & penetration. It should give 12" of bodily penetration, and since the jacket doesn't separate from the bullet, it retains its weight. This is the only lighter ammo I'd feel confident with in 40 S&W.