.40 S&W Ammunition
Origins of 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo
A partnership of both Smith & Wesson and Winchester led to the development of .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition with the round making its debut in 1990. Introduced as a round that could nearly replicate the performance of the 10mm round that was used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time in a smaller package, the round packs more muzzle velocity into a package that’s nearly as small as a 9mm cartridge.
40 S&W Pistol Ammunition was developed as an unstoppable cartridge for law enforcement, and it is an excellent choice for concealed carry owners who need the best handgun ammunition for self-defense. Also known as 40 S&W ammo, .40 ammo, and 40 cal ammo, they’re all the same thing and come in a variety of 40 cal bullets depending on your needs. We carry a wide variety of .40 caliber ammo including Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds for range training and Hollow Point (HP) cartridges for home-defense. If you’re unsure which type of ammunitionis best for your needs, check out our website that dive into various reloading terms and discuss how to shop online for ammunition.
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