- Manufacturer Speer
- Condition New
- Weight 155gr
- Projectile Type JHP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 50
- Caliber .40 S&W
- Manufacturer SKU 53961
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 1200
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 496
- Cost Per Round 74.0¢ per round
- Q & A
The .40 S&W is considered the sweet spot of the handgun world by many gun owners thanks to its attributes. It delivers solid stopping power along with drift and drop almost identical to that of the 9mm despite its greater size. This is a cartridge with a serious fan following, and if you own a .40 S&W for self-defense use, make sure you load it with the right type of ammunition. Expanding rounds are a must for self-defense because they both create a larger wound cavity and prevent over-penetration, unlike target rounds. Of course, not all defense rounds are created equal, either. If you want high quality defense rounds, you should take a look at these Speer Gold Dot rounds.
These rounds are 155 grain, making them moderately heavy for the cartridge size. They’re light enough to travel at good speeds but heavy enough to pack a solid punch; basically, this weight gives you the best of both worlds. These are Jacketed Hollow Point, or JHP, rounds and begin to expand immediately upon impact. As these rounds mushroom they simultaneously decelerate, creating a large wound cavity and preventing over-penetration. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 1140 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 445 foot-pounds. Speer produces this ammunition for self-defense purposes.
There are 50 defense rounds in this single box of ammunition. That’s enough ammunition to keep your gun and spare magazines loaded and ready for self-defense use. Of course, these aren’t just any defense rounds, they’re Speer Gold Dot rounds. Gold Dots are favored by many law enforcement officers for their quality and reliable performance, and if a defense round meets the need of an officer, you can be sure it will meet yours. Speer manufactures this ammunition at their factory in Lewiston, Idaho, according to exacting standards. To be prepared, order now.
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