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.40 Smith & Wesson Ammunition Performance Data

Page updated September 1998.
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Part I.  Ammunition Manufacturer Products for 1998:

CCI-Speer:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other

155 grain Gold Dot JHP

    X  
165 grain Gold Dot JHP     X  
180 grain Blazer JHP X      
180 grain Gold Dot JHP     X  

Federal:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
135 grain Premium Personal Defense Hydra-Shok JHP X      
155 grain Classic Hi-Shok JHP     X  
155 grain Premium Hydra-Shok JHP X      
165 grain Premium Hydra-Shok JHP     X  
165 grain Tactical HydraShok JHP (Law Enforcement Only)     X  
180 grain Classic Hi-Shok JHP X      
180 grain Premium Hydra-Shok JHP     X  

Hornady:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
155 grain XTP JHP     X  
180 grain XTP JHP     X  

PMC-Eldorado:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
155 grain Starfire JHP X      
180 grain Starfire JHP X      

Remington:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
155 grain JHP X      
165 grain Golden Saber JHP   X X  
180 grain JHP X      
180 grain Golden Saber JHP   X X  

Winchester:

Cartridge

Ammunition Performance Data

None Manufacturer FBI Tests Other
155 grain Super-X Silvertip JHP     X  
165 grain Supreme SXT JHP X      
165 grain Ranger SXT (Law Enforcement Only)     X  
180 grain Supreme SXT JHP X      
180 grain Super-X Subsonic JHP X      
180 grain Ranger Talon (Law Enforcement Only)   X X  
180 grain Ranger SXT (Law Enforcement Only)     X  

Part II.  Manufacturer's Performance Data:

165 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

?

4" ? 14.10" 0.60" ? ?

180 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

?

4" ? 12.30" 0.68" 13.00" 0.68"

180 grain Winchester Ranger Talon (Law Enforcement Only):

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

Beretta M96

4.9" ? 13.55" 0.68" 13.50" 0.68"

Part III.  FBI Ammunition Tests Data:

.40 S&W 155 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 3/7/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

3.84" 1176 fps 10.70" 0.84" 18.10" 0.57"

.40 S&W 155 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 2/8/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 1186 fps 10.70" 0.84" 17.70" 0.58"

.40 S&W 155 grain Hornady XTP JHP, 1/24/91:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

Glock 22

4.5" 1194 fps 14.50" 0.65" 18.10" 0.55"

.40 S&W 155 grain Winchester Silvertip JHP, 1/24/91:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

Glock 22

4.5" 1199 fps 12.15" 0.69" 13.15" 0.71"

.40 S&W 155 grain Federal Hi-Shok JHP, 1/7/91:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

Glock 22

4.5" 1167 fps 13.75" 0.61" 19.50" 0.51"

.40 S&W 165 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 11/17/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 1076 fps 13.05" 0.65" 15.80" 0.60"

.40 S&W 165 grain Federal Tactical HydraShok JHP, 2/27/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

H&K USP

4 1007 fps 13.85" 0.62" 15.15" 0.64"

.40 S&W 165 grain Winchester Ranger SXT JHP, 8/8/95:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

Beretta M96G

4.9" 1059 fps 14.85" ? 17.35 ?

.40 S&W 165 grain Remington JHP, 7/25/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 1031 fps 12.50" 0.67" 16.30" 0.61"

.40 S&W 165 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 7/20/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 931 fps 15.85" 0.58" 21.05" 0.43"

.40 S&W 165 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 7/20/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 952 fps 13.10" 0.64" 20.00" 0.53"

.40 S&W 165 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 1/18/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 1022 fps 14.75" 0.65" 14.35" 0.66"

.40 S&W 165 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 8/10/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

H&K USP

4.25" 943 fps 18.25" 0.63" 19.35" 0.56"

.40 S&W 180 grain Winchester Ranger Talon JHP, 11/17/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

3.84" 947 fps 13.75" 0.69" 13.65" 0.70"

.40 S&W 180 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 2/10/97:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

3.84" 982 fps 14.50" 0.59" 17.55" 0.60"

.40 S&W 180 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 7/25/94:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P229

4" 931 fps 16.80" 0.69" 16.95" 0.63"

.40 S&W 180 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 9/8/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 945 fps 16.90" 0.64" 21.00" 0.43"

.40 S&W 180 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 2/4/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

H&K USP

4.25" 893 fps 15.65" 0.65" 21.15" 0.51"

.40 S&W 180 grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot JHP, 2/4/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

H&K USP

4.25" 958 fps 14.60" 0.60" 17.10" 0.62"

.40 S&W 180 grain Remington Golden Saber JHP, 1/24/93:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

SIG P226

4" 954 fps 14.80" 0.66" 14.75" 0.67"

.40 S&W 180 grain Winchester Black Talon JHP, 7/29/92:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 917 fps 13.50" 0.69" 14.40" 0.70"

.40 S&W 180 grain Hornady XTP JHP, 8/14/91:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 929 fps 13.95" 0.64" 18.45" 0.55"

.40 S&W 180 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 12/3/90:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 969 fps 14.15" 0.69" 19.80" 0.59"

.40 S&W 180 grain Federal Hi-Shok JHP, 12/6/90:

Test Gun Barrel Length Velocity

Bare Gelatin

Clothed Gelatin

Penetration Expansion Penetration Expansion

S&W M4006

4" 960 fps 14.75" 0.66" 24.00" 0.47"

Part IV.  Other Performance Data

To be published.


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