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|Bullet Weight||165 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1050|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||404|
We wanted to know exactly what happens to a self-defense handgun bullet on impact, so following FBI protocols, we fired five rounds of Federal 165 gr Tactical Bonded from 10 feet, through four layers of cloth (to simulate clothing), into synthetic ballistic gelatin. The photos below show the bullets recovered from the gelatin after being fired from a Glock 27 pistol. There’s also a high speed video that shows the bullet impacting the gelatin block.
All the data we gathered pertaining to expansion and penetration of this load can be found in the chart below, and the diagrams at the bottom of the page show how it compares to other 9mm Luger (9x19) self-defense loads from our tests.
In addition to the Federal 165 gr Tactical Bonded, we tested over 100 other self-defense loads, so check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|40 S&W - 165 gr JHP Tactical Bonded - Federal Premium Law Enforcement - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.2||13.4||13.6||14.3||15.3|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.692||0.719||0.724||0.742||0.76|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||161||162||162||164||165|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||964||967||983||983||991|
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