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|Bullet Weight||140 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1120|
After firing five rounds of Barnes 140 gr Tac-XPD from a Glock 27 into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Barnes load compares to other .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|40 S&W - 140 Grain TAC-XPD HP - Barnes - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||11.8||12.2||12.5||12.6||12.9|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.75||0.75||0.76||0.78||0.78|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||140.1||140.2||140.3||140.3||140.3|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1027||1036||1036||1037||1048|
Review by Andrew
I found these rounds VERY anemic! Lucky Gunner Labs reported a 5-shot average velocity for these (fired from GLOCK 27) as 1037fps. I conside this figure LOW for a 140gr. projectile. My 5-shot average (also from GLOCK 27) was even worse: 979fps. I cannot recommend these for defensive carry.
(Posted on 4/1/2020)
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Great Expansion, Mild Recoil
Review by Connor H
These solid copper bullets from Barnes show spectacular expansion. I did some first-hand redneck ammo testing, and these almost doubled in diameter. The hollow cavity is the largest I’ve ever seen, which seems to prevent clogging with barrier material.
I like to use 1-2 of these as the first round(s) in my magazine. Due to the light bullet weight, these have a very mild recoil impulse. This lets me rapidly squeeze off the first shot or two without fear of recoil flinch, and then the rest of my mags are full of Ranger T 180gr, which are extremely persuasive if the target is still belligerent.
Additionally these XPDs would be a strong option for recoil-sensitive shooters who still enjoyed .40 S&W.
(Posted on 10/11/2019)
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Review by Axmann6972
Barnes really steps out with great quality ammo, my S&W M&P 40 loves this high power ammo and I'm a customer for life
(Posted on 7/25/2016)
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