.40 S&W Remington Home Defense 180-grain BJHP

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posted on February 7, 2011
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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

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