This product is brass-cased, Boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and reloadable. It is both economical and precision manufactured by an established European (Italian) cartridge producer.
Video Transcript:Established in 1872 in Italy, Fiocchi makes a wide variety of ammunition for the range, for hunting, and for various military forces. We shot some of the .40 Smith & Wesson ammo, which features a reloadable brass case, a 180 grain lead core bullet with a full metal jacket, and a non-corrosive primer.
Accuracy was overall pretty consistent, with a couple of fliers going low and right from the rest at 15 yards using our SIG P226. Reliability was great in most of our test guns, but we did have several failures to feed with a Smith & Wesson M&P Compact. The only other ammo this gun has had any issues with is the Fiocchi 170 grain and .40 Smith & Wesson, so there's just something about this ammo that doesn't agree with the Smith & Wesson.
Fiocchi ammo is trusted by NATO forces and has several other reputable industry certifications. The problems we had with the .40 caliber ammo may just be a fluke, but it does seem to otherwise be high-quality ammunition. The brass is suitable for reloading and the rounds weren't especially dirty when fired.
Depending on what gun you're using, if you don't mind the prospect of maybe having to practice a few malfunction drills, then Fiocchi ammo and .40 Smith & Wesson is not a bad overall choice.
|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1000|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||399|
|Cost Per Round||31.0¢ to 31.5¢ per round|
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