Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

40 S&W

Heavy Clothing and 10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Federal

135gr

Expanding FMJ

(PD40CSP2H)

1024 8.6 0.372 135 3.5 10
Hornady

180gr

XTP JHP

(9136)

920 16.1 0.186 180 3.5 10
Remington

180gr

Golden Saber

(GS40SWB)

915 15.6 0.321 180 3.5 10
Speer

180gr

Short Barrel

Gold Dot

(23974)

940 13.2 0.275 180 3.5 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.