Product Overview and Specifications: 40 S&W Ammunition

Overview: The .40 Smith & Wesson (.40 S&W) is a popular caliber used primarily for self-defense, law enforcement, and competitive shooting. Introduced in 1990 by Smith & Wesson and Winchester, the .40 S&W was designed to bridge the gap between the 9mm Luger and the .45 ACP. It offers a balanced performance with manageable recoil, good stopping power, and a higher magazine capacity compared to larger calibers.

Specifications:

  • Bullet Diameter: 0.400 inches (10.2 mm)
  • Case Length: 0.850 inches (21.6 mm)
  • Overall Length: 1.135 inches (28.8 mm)
  • Maximum Pressure: 35,000 psi (240 MPa)
  • Bullet Weights: Common weights range from 135 to 180 grains
  • Typical Velocity:
    • 135 grain: ~1,200-1,400 feet per second (fps)
    • 155 grain: ~1,100-1,300 fps
    • 165 grain: ~1,050-1,200 fps
    • 180 grain: ~950-1,150 fps
  • Energy: Varies with bullet weight and velocity, typically around 400-500 foot-pounds (ft·lbf)
  • Primer Type: Small pistol primer

Features:

  1. Stopping Power: The .40 S&W is known for its effective stopping power, making it a popular choice for law enforcement and self-defense.
  2. Versatility: Suitable for various applications including self-defense, law enforcement, and competitive shooting.
  3. Recoil Management: Offers a good balance of recoil, providing a middle ground between the lighter 9mm and the heavier .45 ACP.
  4. Magazine Capacity: Generally offers a higher magazine capacity compared to larger calibers like the .45 ACP.

Common Use Cases:

  • Law Enforcement: Widely adopted by police departments and federal agencies.
  • Self-Defense: Favored by civilians for personal protection due to its effectiveness.
  • Competitive Shooting: Used in various shooting sports for its balance of power and control.

 

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