|Bullet Weight||135 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1170|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||410|
|Cost Per Round||60.0¢ per round|
What is a frangible bullet? It’s a mass of compressed copper and tin powders, which is hard enough to stay intact under pressure but brittle enough to shatter to bits upon collision with a hard surface. A frangible bullet poses considerably lower risk of deflecting shrapnel back at the firing line. It is also lead-free, which will keep your barrel cleaner and the air you’re breathing fresher.
Many folks count on frangible ammo like this to reduce the chance of potentially dangerous over-penetration during a home defense scenario. If you’re going that route, just take care that (A) a frangible bullet cannot expand to neutralize a threat more efficiently, and (B) may still pass through multiple walls intact.
Winchester Ranger ammo is specifically loaded for the law enforcement market, but civilians are more than welcome to it as well! This reliable ammo’s premium brass cases would make fine handloading components, and its non-corrosive Boxer primers and clean-burning powder only do more to reduce barrel fouling.