|Bullet Weight||170 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1170|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||517|
|Cost Per Round||$1.38 per round|
A 170 grain bullet propelled to a velocity of 1,170 fps is due to strike a five-yard target with over 500 ft lbs of energy – about double the minimum power typically advised for personal protection. As a jacketed hollow point the bullet makes matters even worse for the threat, as its deep nose cavity and notched jacket commence wide terminal expansion beginning immediately after impact.
Look inside the JHP’s nose cavity to see its Hex-Vent rigid insert. This red plastic column prevents the nose cavity from becoming obstructed by debris such as fabric, wall board and plywood, thus assuring the JHP supplies terminal expansion even if it has to defeat a barrier before reaching the threat.
Nickel-plated brass cases are the icing on top of this American-made ammo’s cake. Low-friction nickel enhances any semi-auto’s ability to feed and extract without failure, and it also wards off corrosion that could impact overall performance.