|Bullet Weight||135 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1170|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||410|
|Cost Per Round||64.0¢ per round|
This 40 S&W cartridge from Winchester’s Ranger label has a special kind of bullet. It is frangible, which is means it is made out of compressed copper powder and will disintegrate entirely when it hits a hard surface. Such a bullet is ideal when you’re shooting steel targets or are facing a rocky backdrop, as it virtually eliminates the chance of shrapnel ricocheting back at you. A frangible bullet is also a viable selection for self-defense in settings where you’re concerned about the outcome of penetrating a wall – such as a home with other people in it, or the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant.
This round’s bullet is also totally lead-free. That’s great if you’re training indoors, as the heat of ignition won’t vaporize heavy metal, and the bullet itself won’t become a toxic cloud after it disintegrates.
Winchester’s brass shell casing feeds smoothly and chambers neatly, and its precision cut extractor groove helps prevent the kind of jam that could interrupt the flow of your training session. This round’s non-corrosive Boxer primer won’t rust out your weapon, and its clean burning propellant won’t gum up its action.