|Bullet Weight||135 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Use Type||Self Defense|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Manufacturer SKU||PD40HS4 H|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1200|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||432|
|Cost Per Round||60.0¢ per round|
The .40 Smith & Wesson is a formidable defensive cartridge, but the recoil of its full power loads can be punishing for many shooters. This .40 S&W ammo from Federal aims to reduce the caliber's infamous kick while still retaining most of its ballistic excellence--a balance that will suit many CCW holders quite well.
Each cartridge in this case of 200 fires a 135-grain Hydra-Shok jacketed hollow point at a muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet per second. Compared to conventional loads of .40 Smith & Wesson ammo, this is a light bullet fired at a high muzzle velocity with overall below average felt recoil. The low weight of the bullet, while more than enough to bring down an assailant, also results in a reduced risk of over penetration. In urban environments with a relatively high risk of damaging bystanders or property in a self-defense emergency, this is a notable safety advantage.
Federal Personal Defense ammunition is loaded in Anoka, Minnesota using noncorrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases. The brass is nickel plated to provide enhanced durability.