|Bullet Weight||155 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1205|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||500|
|Cost Per Round||87.5¢ per round|
This 40 S&W round’s sheeny bullet weighs 155 grains. At that mass it achieves a muzzle velocity of about 1,200 fps out of a handgun’s barrel, enabling it to plow into a target at close range with over 450 ft lbs of energy. (That’s a lot more than the bare minimum recommended for self-defense, hence the 40 S&W’s popularity among law enforcement officers who have to contend with heavily intoxicated threats.)
But the Silvertip bullet isn’t a brute – it uses its energy wisely. This JHP bullet’s jacket is not only shaped to facilitate feeding in a semi-auto, but also to promote wide and rapid terminal expansion. The rim of its nose cavity also features long notches, each of which deliberately weakens the jacket to shape extremely uniform mushrooming. In short, this bullet makes a much bigger hole in its target than its original diameter alone could account for.
A Silvertip round leaves little to chance with its outstanding brass case, non-corrosive primer, and propellant that is formulated to produce less of the residue which can impact a handgun’s functionality. Are you looking for good self-defense ammo for a 40 S&W handgun? Here you have it.