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Old 10-07-2018, 08:22 PM
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I shot these with my 4.25"-barreled M&P40 with S&W 357Sig barrel, into a series of one-gallon water/milk jugs, from ten feet distance. On the front of the first jug, I taped my simulation of the FBI's 'thick clothing', mine being denim front and back with two layers of terrytowel in between. I know that three shots are a small samle, but the results of the three are virtually identical, so I quit.



Bullet 1 entered the 4th jug but didn't reach its back wall; I'll call that 20" of penetration*. Bullets 2 and 3 each passed thru jug 3 but didn't crack front wall of jug 4; I'll call that 19" of penetration. Minimum weight among the three is c. 121g. which indicates essentially no weight loss.

I'm thrilled with this performance--I've seen many name-brand HP bullets expand not at all after passing thru my thick-clothing tests--and will buy more of these.

My friend, who has assisted me during my last-several expansion tests, said 'WOW--that was no 9mm' after the first shot. The first and 2nd jugs of each shot simply blew up significantly more violently than with any other tested in my memory.

* Each jug is 6" front-to-back, so a bullet entering the 4th jug has achieved more than 18" penetration. And yes, I understand that water is neither ballistic jell nor muscle tissue, but my tests done over about 20 years have produced what appears to me to be consistent results.

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Old 10-07-2018, 08:58 PM
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The .357 SIG is an absolutely devastating manstopper from all LEO field reports. Nice test!!
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A friend of mine is a deputy sheriff. He uses a sig chambered in 357 sig. I will tell about these. He might be interested in them.
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I failed to mention that this load is Fed. #P357SHST1.
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The .357 SIG is an absolutely devastating manstopper from all LEO field reports. Nice test!!
TYMV. :-)
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A group of us LE instructors tested several different bullets in several calibers a few years back in ballistic gelatin duplicating the FBI protocols.
The HST was an excellent performer in every caliber we tested.
The 357 sig and HST IMO is a perfect marriage of bullet / caliber and velocity.
Nice photo’s.
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A group of us LE instructors tested several different bullets in several calibers a few years back in ballistic gelatin duplicating the FBI protocols.
The HST was an excellent performer in every caliber we tested.
The 357 sig and HST IMO is a perfect marriage of bullet / caliber and velocity.
Nice photo’s.
Good to know, and TY.
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The .357 SIG is an absolutely devastating manstopper from all LEO field reports. Nice test!!
The 357 SIG is a dead chambering. Just ask any internet guru.
I have 2, though. Just in case. :-)
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