Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

40 S&W

10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

The table presents 10% ballistic gelatin tests for Cor-Bon, Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT), Federal, Glaser, Hornady, MagSafe, Remington, Speer, Triton, and Winchester.

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Cor-Bon

135gr

JHP

(SD40135)

1311 9.2 0.293 135 4.5 10

165gr

JHP

(SD40165)

1011 16.7 0.173 165 3.5 10
Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT)

150gr

Terminal Shock FHP

(14001)

1157 15.0 NA 150 4.0 10
Federal

135gr

Expanding FMJ

(PD40CSP2H)

1103 9.2 0.398 135 4.0 10

135gr

Expanding FMJ

(PD40CSP2H)

1146 9.8 0.387 135 4.0 10

135gr

Personal Defense

Hydra-Shok

(P40HST3)

1273 10.4 0.408 135 4.5 10

165gr

Tactical HST

(P40SHT3)

1064 11.6 0.388 165 3.5 10
Glaser

115gr

Blue Saftety Slug 03000

(Large AoA)

1426 8.6 NA 115 4.0 10

115gr

Blue Saftety Slug 03000

(Small AoA)

1432 5.9 0.921 115 4.0 10
Hornady

180gr

XTP JHP

(9136)

917 14.6 0.273 180 3.5 10
MagSafe

46gr

SWAT

2225 4.0 NA 46 4.0 10
Remington

165gr

Golden Saber

(GS40SWA)

994 11.6 0.343 165 3.5 10

180gr

Golden Saber

(GS40SWB)

924 11.8 0.357 180 3.5 10
Speer

180gr

Short Barrel

Gold Dot

(23974)

941 12.9 0.289 180 3.5 10
Triton

135gr

Quick-Shok

QSHP

(TR40QSA)

1297 10.4 0.400 135 4.0 10
Winchester

165gr

Ranger Bonded

(RA40BA)

996 13.5 0.255 165 3.5 10

180gr

Ranger T

(RA40T)

894 12.6 0.299 180 3.5 10

180gr

Ranger T

(RA40T)

951 12.9 0.296 180 4.5 10

180gr

USA JHP

(USA40JHP)

954 12.4 0.352 180 4.5 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.