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 ATK family of ammo brands, along with Federal, Estate, and several others. ATK is one of the largest ammo companies in the world, and all of their ammo is made here in the US. The Speer brand is mostly known for producing self-defense ammo like the famous Speer Gold Dot, but they also make products designed for training, like this Speer Lawman in 40 Smith and Wesson. We tried a couple of boxes of Speer Lawman in 40 Smith and Wesson with a 180 grain bullet. The cases are reloadable brass with a non-corrosive primer. The lead-core bullet is encased in the special Speer total metal jacket. Most full metal jacket bullets leave the lead base exposed, but Speer's total metal jacket completely encases the bullet. This allows for slightly less toxic lead residue to be released into the air when the round is fired, which is an ideal feature for training on an indoor range or extended periods. Lawman is under the Speer brand because it's loaded a little hotter than normal practice ammo and it's intended to simulate the recoil impulse of the Gold Dot load. So you can practice with a less expensive Lawman ammo and carry the hollow-points and the point of impact and recoil should be about the same. Six different handguns were used to test for function and performance. We did notice the increased recoil from this ammo but it was not significantly stronger than most other practice loads. That said, if you're used to shooting lighter practice loads in your self-defense pistol, you might want to run a few boxes of Lawman to get used to the slightly stronger recoil. Reliability was excellent, and we didn't have any feeding issues in any of the test guns. We tried a 10 shot group from the bench at 15 yards with a Sig P226. Even though is not quite as tight as some of the other Lawman loads, it's still a respectable group for a practice round. If you want top-notch range ammo, or if you want to train with full power loads but don't want to pay the price for premium defense ammo, then pick up a few boxes of Speer Lawman in 40 Smith and Wesson.
|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||30.0¢ to 30.5¢ per round|
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