|Manufacturer||Sellier & Bellot|
|Bullet Weight||130 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1247|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||449|
|Cost Per Round||$1.00 per round|
This cartridge’s SCHP has no lead to weight it down, so it is light at 130 grains. Its 1,247 fps muzzle velocity (through a 6” barrel) gives the bullet more than sufficient energy on impact for self-defense, but it also generates relatively less recoil in the process. The SCHP’s balanced weight distribution and inability to create lead fouling both lend themselves to greater accuracy as well.
The tough SCHP sheds next to none of its weight as it penetrates the threat, which ensures its momentum remains sufficient to reach a vital organ. The SCHP provides terminal expansion in the form of five angular petals, each of which tracks a debilitating wound channel in its path.
Sellier & Bellot is a very old company. They have had decades to perfect the manufacture of brass cases, non-corrosive primers and clean-burning powder, and they assemble these components according to tight specs.