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|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
After firing five rounds of Winchester 180 gr Ranger 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 Winchester 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 - 180 gr JHP - Winchester Ranger Bonded - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14||14.3||14.4||14.7||16|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.66||0.68||0.69||0.72||0.74|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||179.1||179.1||179.3||179.6||179.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||890||918||928||931||932|
Review by Paulyb
this load ran through my beretta 96 for 10+ years as a duty pistol and now still use them for carrying. Awesome round. Always feeds. Never and issue.
(Posted on 5/31/2020)
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My only choice
Review by J O E
I've been using this round for 10 years as duty and off-duty ammo. It's the only one I trust. Fires smooth and never had a malfunction through a SIG229 and Glock23.
(Posted on 10/27/2015)
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Review by Tom
Best carry round for 40 S&W...a late member of the old Talon family.
(Posted on 11/30/2014)
3 of 15
for price great ammo
Review by gordo
best ammo for price around clean, glock22 loved it as did myspringfild
(Posted on 8/15/2013)
4 of 15
Used in my concealed carry weapon while hunting.
Review by Don
Great value, impressive effect on coyotes. I fear no ferral pig with this ammo. Accurate at 50 yds. Of course I was resting my 3.8" pistol for the 50 yd test.
(Posted on 11/10/2011)
5 of 15
Great personal protection rounds
Review by JB
In a word GREAT.I feel very secure using this round for personal protection. Basically I would and am trusting my life to it.
(Posted on 10/23/2011)
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Review by Tacxp_45
Best personal defense out there! Very accurate.
(Posted on 9/15/2011)
7 of 15
Ranger Bonded JHP's Great deal
Review by SigArmored
These Ranger bonded are a steal for the price they shoot well are clean and react in the same manner as the PDX1's.I sat the two side by side and the only differences that you might notice 1) The casings (Ranger bonded has a brass casing and PDX1 has a nickel plated brass casing).2)The inner cones are slightly different(the bonding is just a little cleaner in the PDX1).
(Posted on 6/3/2011)
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Hard to find ammo for cheap
Review by benhaven01
This ammo functions flawlessly through my S&W SD40. It's accuracy is above my skill level. My local police department recently switched to this bonded 180 grain load so I feel it's a great choice. Shipping was lightening fast. I'm very pleased with LuckyGunner.
(Posted on 5/27/2011)
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Very nice .40 S&W Ammo
Review by Saucedog
Used in a Glock 22 with a Lone Wolf barrel; this is a very accurate round at 25 yards, while using-up a few boxes; had no feeding, extraction, or ejection problems; I read that the FBI had the PDX1 rounds packaged in the 50 round Winchester Ranger boxes; can't say that these are the same rounds, but after mixing a few of these and PDX1 rounds; I can't tell the difference.
(Posted on 5/21/2011)
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Review by DFW Dave
I've shot about 300 rounds of this through my Glock 23 without a single issue. I'm not all that concerned about expansion patterns and penetration and all that, because it's so cheap I am only using it for plinking and target practice at this point.
(Posted on 4/24/2011)
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Review by Uncle Tim
Pretty clean ammo for my Taurus .40 cal. Price was RIGHT Too!
(Posted on 4/23/2011)
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40. s&w winchester bonded 180 jhp
Review by JD
I fired about 100 rounds of this ammo trough a sig sauer p250 no problem. Wish I could shoot some water bottles or phone books would like to see how well they expand.
(Posted on 12/21/2010)
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Review by Grey
This is the same round as the PDX1 Personal Defense but in a 50 round box. I have both and the only visible difference is the Ranger Bonded has a brass case as opposed to nickel plated brass. Great value. Felt recoil is soft (relatively speaking) and muzzle flash is very low.
(Posted on 12/3/2010)
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180 gr Win. Bonded JHP
Review by Buckshot Jones
I was satisfied with the performance of the non-bonded 180 gr JHP but this Bonded bullet does hold together better. This is one of the best Personal Defensive rounds out there. The price is great, just like the round!!!
(Posted on 11/4/2010)
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