The 180-grain brass jacketed bullet penetrated almost 14 inches in the gelatin block, which shows why it is considered a good option by the FBI and used by other police agencies. However, with penetration this deep, I'm not sure it qualifies as a home-defense load for anyone concerned about overpenetration. The core unlocked from the jacket, but both were found together. Expansion was on par with many .45 ACP loads.
|Load||MV (fps)||PEN (inches)||EXP (inches)||RW (grains)|
|.40 S&W Remington 180-grain BJHP Home Defense||981||13.75||.78||180|