- Manufacturer Speer
- Condition New
- Bullet Weight 155gr
- Projectile Type Why use a jacketed hollow point?
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 20
- Caliber .40 S&W
- Manufacturer SKU 23961
- Primer Type Berdan vs. Boxer Primers
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 1200
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 496
- Magnetic No
- UPC Barcode 076683239617
- Cost Per Round $1.26 to $1.30 per round
- Q & A
The .40 S&W round is considered the sweet spot of the handgun world by many gun owners, and it’s also one of the newer cartridges by the century-plus standards of most. In 1986 a shootout took place between a pair of serial bank robbers and a team of FBI agents which would prove integral to the gun industry. The two robbers led the agents on a car chase that ended in the streets of Miami, where they engaged in an all-out firefight. Both robbers were shot early on but continued to fight despite their wounds, and all but one agent was shot at some point. When the dust settled, the bank robbers had finally succumbed to their wounds and two agents were dead, resulting in the FBI’s deciding to arm their agents with better rounds. Four years of testing later, the .40 S&W was created.
These .40 S&W rounds are made by Speer. At 155 grain they’re considered medium-weight rounds for the cartridge size, both heavy enough to pack a solid punch on impact and light enough to fly down-range at higher speeds than their heavier counterparts. These are Jacketed Hollow Point, JHP, rounds and expand on impact, penetrating deeply for a devastating wound cavity. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 1200 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 496 foot-pounds. This ammunition is specifically made for self-defense use.
There are 20 defense rounds in this single box of ammunition from Speer. That’s just enough keep your pistol and spare magazine loaded and ready. If you want to spend time training, you’ll need more than one box. Since defense rounds produce more felt recoil and muzzle rise than target rounds, the best way to ensure accuracy is through realistic training, which means you need more ammunition. Training matters, and whether or not you train sufficiently could one day be the difference between life and death. Speer manufactures this ammunition at their established factory in Lewiston, Idaho. Place your order now, and prepare to defend yourself and those you love.
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