Velocities of less-expensive defensive loads from Walmart - .40 S&W

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      Velocities of less-expensive defensive loads from Walmart - .40 S&W

      Walmart bargain defensive ammunition, .40 S&W caliber, velocity results.

      Ammunition was fired in an unmodified Glock model 22 with a 4.5-inch barrel.



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      Remington UMC 100 round Value Pack (two 50-round trays, double-stacked in one box), 180 grain JHP, box code L40SW2B:

      Shot # - velocity
      1 - 987 FPS
      2 - 983
      3 - 992
      4 - 982
      5 - 998
      6 - 986
      7 - 980
      8 - 990
      9 - 999
      10 - 975

      Average velocity - 987 FPS
      389 Ft/Lbs kinetic energy

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      Winchester USA Personal Protection .40 S&W 180 grain JHP, box code USA40JHP:

      1 - 988 FPS
      2 - 1008
      3 - 1002
      4 - 995
      5 - 1002
      6 - 990
      7 - 995
      8 - 975
      9 - 988
      10 - 997

      Average velocity - 994 FPS
      395 Ft/Lbs kinetic energy

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      Federal Ammunition .40 S&W 135 grain JHP, box code XM40HA:

      1 - 1232
      2 - 1222
      3 - 1239
      4 - 1272
      5 - 1248
      6 - 1242
      7 - 1232
      8 - 1282
      9 - 1249
      10 - 1253

      Average velocity - 1247 FPS
      466 Ft/Lbs kinetic energy

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      Nice! Thanks for sharing. I like a little less in .40 to better control the recoil, especially on follow up shots. I seem to shoot best (in G27) with Gold Sabers and Win. Ranger subsonic when it comes to .40 S&W.

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      Wow. That is a good advertisement for Federal ammo.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
      Wow. That is a good advertisement for Federal ammo.

      Why say that? The Feds are using a 135 gr slug...whereas the other 2 are using 180 gr slugs..??? Nothing surprising to me at least???

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      Interesting .....thanks for the info.

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      Good report. I have stuck with Speer Gold Dots for a number of years because they have worked well in everything I have shot them in. All my bottom feeders from .380 to .45ACP have never choked on one yet. I have shot enough over time to know the accuracy of them and I feel secure in my choice.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sully2 View Post
      Why say that? The Feds are using a 135 gr slug...whereas the other 2 are using 180 gr slugs..??? Nothing surprising to me at least???
      Pardon the hell out of me. I didn't notice the different weight bullets.

      I made the assumption that he was doing a comparison between different brands of similar cheap ammo.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
      Pardon the hell out of me. I didn't notice the different weight bullets.

      I made the assumption that he was doing a comparison between different brands of similar cheap ammo.
      I almost posted the same thing, but went back to look thinking they were +P or something. It took me a moment to notice why there was such a difference. Heck, I should have caught it right off since I reload, and didn't.

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