Fans of .40 S&W ammo want American-made rounds, and when you buy Federal, that’s exactly what you get. Their plant was founded in 1922 by Charles Horn, who began marketing their products in gas stations, barber shops, and grocery stores. It wasn’t long before Federal’s quality became well-known, and that’s when the US Military began placing orders. The company was awarded an Army-Navy “E” for excellence as a result of their war contributions, and played important roles in several wars including Vietnam and the Korean War. Federal’s production takes place in Anoka, Minnesota, and these target rounds are yet another of their great contributions to the firearms market.
.40 S&W has a slightly shorter case than a 10mm and also has less recoil than their larger parent round. The cartridge came about after the infamous 1986 FBI Miami Shootout, which resulted in the deaths of two agents, one of whom was a known sharpshooter. The FBI wanted their agents better armed, and they tasked Smith and Wesson with its creation. After countless tests and case wall thickness adjustment to meet pressure needs, the .40 S&W was born. And since its birth on January 17, 1990, it has gained a dedicated and vast following.
These rounds are 155 grain, so they’re right in the middle of the cartridge’s weight spectrum. That lends them some extra strength while leaving them light enough to maintain speed. You’ll find these leave your muzzle with a velocity of 1,160 feet per second and have a fantastic impact with a muzzle energy of 463 foot-pounds. They’re FMJ rounds, so they’re great for target practice, tactical training, and plinking. And because they have fresh brass, boxer-primed cases, they can be reloaded. You get 50 rounds in this box; that’s 50 chances to enjoy Federal’s quality. If 50 isn’t enough, be sure to take a look at the 1,000 round case of this Federal 40 Smith & Wesson ammo. Either way, hurry up and place your order, Federal quality doesn’t stay in-stock for long!