Originally Posted by Amplified
180 gr totally sucks in .40 Smith. Too slow! Use 135 gr or give up your .40 and go up to .45 ACP where the 185 gr has better ballistics. Why in the heck would you want a subsonic round?
Federal HST 180gr 40cal performs very well.
All bullets performed well in Heavy Clothing. Federal HST again demonstrated the designed expansion characteristics and outperformed all tested rounds for expansion.
Bullet Caliber/Weight Penetration Expansion Retained Weight
Federal HST 40 S&W 180 gr. 13.0” 0.788” 101.56%