LSWCHP

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LSWCHPLead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow-Point (ammunition)
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.45 COLT FACTORY AMMO PERFORMANCE LOAD VELOCITY GROUP SIZE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE) (FPS) (INCHES) Black Hills 250 RNFP 708 1-7/8 Federal 225 LSWCHP 737 1-3/4 HPR 250 TMJ 874 1-1/2 Garrett 265+P HammerHead 910 1-1/2 Garrett 365+P LFR HammerHead 1,062 2 Notes: Measured group size is the product of 5 of 6 shots at 20 yards.
Ever since I was commissioned as a peace officer in 1970, I have used the same Smith & Wesson Model 15 and have never felt the need for more rounds or power since the .38 Special 158-grain LSWCHP became available.
.45 COLT FACTORY AMMO PERFORMANCE LOAD VELOCITY GROUP SIZE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE] [FPS] (INCHES) BLACK HILLS 250 RNFP 765 1-1/8 FEDERAL 225 LSWCHP 821 1-1/4 REMINGTON 255 LSWC 817 1-5/8 WINCHESTER 250 LFN 742 1 Notes: Chronograph is set at 10' from the muzzle.
Caliber Bullet Muzzle Muzzle Weight Velocity (fps) Energy (ft.-ib.) .38 Special +P 158-gr LSWCHP (1) 890 280 .40 S&W 165-gr "Lite" (2) 975 348 9 mm +P 135 gr 1180 417 040 S&W 135-gr "PD" (3) 1140 390 038/40 180-gr SJFP (4) 975 380 .40 S&W 180 gr 985 388 .357 Magnum 158 gr 1235 535 .40 S&W 155 gr 1140 447 .357 Magnum 125 gr 1450 585 .40 S&W 135gr 1325 526 .357 SIG 125gr 1350 510 (1)Lead semi-wadcutter hollow point, old .38 "FBI load" (2)Current .40 "FBI load" (3)Federal Personal Defense load (4)Semi-jacketed flat point Typical 12 shot .40 like this S&W Model 411 doubled the firepower of an officer's .38 revolver, with more potency per shot and faster reloads.
The three major brands each made the LSWCHP projectile of all lead, but Winchester's was harder than the others, Remington's was the softest, and Federal's was in-between.
.45 COLT FACTORY LOAD VELOCITY GROUP SIZE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE) (FPS) (INCHES) BUFFALO BORE .45 COLT 255KT 1,025 1-7/8 FEDERAL .45 COLT 225 LSWCHP 836 1-7/8 SPEER .45 COLT 250 GOLD DOT HP 764 1 WINCHESTER .45 COLT 225 SILVERTIP HP 761 5/8 Notes: Accuracy the product of five shots at 20 yards.
The 158-grain LSWCHP (lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoint) +P did the job.