Just like folks argue which is best, the 9 mm or the .45 ACP, there is a similar argument about the .40 S&W. Should you choose a heavy, slower bullet, or a lighter, faster bullet. This 180-grain Golden Saber load for the .40 S&W performs very similar to quality 200-grain .45 ACP loads. The advantage to the .40 S&W is greater magazine capacity than a .45 ACP pistol. It would be hard to argue there is a better 180-grain, .40 S&W load from any manufacture.
|Load||Handgun||MV (fps)||PEN (inches)||EXP (inches)||RW (grains)|
|.40 S&W Remington 180-grain Golden Saber BJHP||Smith & Wesson M&P40 (4.25-inch barrel)||972||15.5||0.65||180|