Lawman is attractively priced, and the cases are reloadable with clean-burning propellants and reliable CCI primers to complete the package.
Note that total metal jacket (TMJ) is essentially the same as full metal jacket (FMJ).
Video Transcript:Speer is part of the ATK family of ammo brands. Federal, CCI, Blazer, Speer, they're all owned by ATK, which is the largest ammo maker in the world. Most of their ammo is actually produced right here in the US, out in Minnesota. And all the components are made in the same factory.
Speer is kind of the self-defense arm of ATK, and they make stuff like Speer Gold Dot, or other self-defense ammo that you've heard of. But today we're gonna talk about Speer Lawman, which is actually a full metal jacket practice ammo.
Lawman is under the Speer brand because it's loaded a little hotter than normal practice ammo, and it's intended to duplicate the kind of recoil impulse you get from shooting defensive ammo. So you can practice with the less expensive Lawman, and carry the hollow points, and the point of impact and recoil should be about the same.
We shot a couple of boxes of Speer Lawman in .40 Smith & Wesson with a 165 grain bullet. cases are reloadable brass with a noncorrosive primer, and the bullets are lead core with a copper full metal jacket. We did notice the increased recoil with this ammo, especially when shooting with Smith & Wesson M&P Compacts. If you're used to shooting lighter practice loads in your carry gun, you might want to run a few boxes of Lawman so you can get used to controlling the recoil on your defensive loads.
We ran the Lawman ammo through a few full size handguns, and definitely noticed the increased recoil, but not quite as much as with a short barreled pistol. Reliability was great and we didn't have any feeding issues in any of the test guns. Accuracy was also really good and we got a kind of funny looking group spanning about 2.5 inches from the bench at 15 yards.
If you want to train with full power loads, but don't want to pay for premium defense ammo, then pick up a couple of boxes of Speer Lawman.
|Bullet Weight||165 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||484|
|Cost Per Round||48.0¢ per round|
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