DRT 40 S&W 105gr Terminal Shock ammo
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  • It is hard to stress the importance of that fact enough -- a
  • Not a pleasant thought, I know, but it is something to keep in mind while shopping for ammo that could stop an attacker and save your life
  • Unfortunately, that testing is also very necessary
  • I didn't experience any jamming, but I did have one bullet feed roughly while I was running 20 of these through my pistol


    • by HawgWyld

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      Let’s face it — the thought of using a handgun for self protection is unpleasant. Incredibly unpleasant, in fact. When we talk about “self protection” when it comes to handguns, we’re talking about shooting — and potentially killing — a human being who is threatening your family or yourself.

      Still, if you do have a handgun for self protection, you will want some ammunition that will stop an attacker in a hurry. You also want to purchase ammunition that will not fly through a wall if you miss your target and potentially harm a family member or someone else in your home (or office) at the time. In short, you need to purchase hollow point ammunition because it does a lot of damage when it hits someone and is less likely to go through a wall than typical ammunition.

      That is


      because hollow point bullets mushroom — or spread out — when they hit. That simple action creates bigger holes in targets and serves to stop the bullet, too. A typical bullet is simply a chunk of lead that leaves a small hole and can penetrate walls with ease.

      If you are looking for hollow point ammunition for a .40 caliber S&W pistol, the DRT (Dynamic Research Technologies) 40 S&W Terminal Shock bullets are well worth considering. These things are good for at least three reasons — they fly fast, they hit hard and they start to fragment after entering a target.

      Compare the DRT product to a typical load for a .40 S&W such as the Remington UMC. The DRT travels at 1,386 feet-per-second (FPS) and hits a target with 457 foot-pounds of energy (FPE). The Remington, on the other hand,

      travels at 990 FPS and hits with 392 FPE. Keep in mind that the higher velocity means the DRT hits harder than the Remington even though the bullet is much lighter — 105 grains compared to 180 grains for the Remington.

      That lighter bullet also means that recoil on the DRT is kept down quite a bit. That means that it is easier to get your pistol back in position for follow up shots as recoil won’t kick the barrel up as much. That all sounds like good marketing, but it works. I tested that theory by putting five of the Remington bullets in a clip and following it with five DRTs. The difference in recoil was very noticeable and much more comfortable with the DRTs. It is hard to stress the importance of that fact enough — a .40 ...


      • DRT 40 S&W 105gr Terminal Shock ammo
      S&W is a big, powerful load that features recoil that is quite “snappy” and difficult for some people to control. The DRT rounds make that recoil much more manageable and that fact, alone, could make the difference between getting off a second shot that stops an attacker and becoming yet another victim.

      As for the so-called frangible quality of the bullet, these shells are designed to enter a couple of inches into a target before the bullet starts to disintegrate due to a powdered core. That means a lot of blood loss and instant shock. Not a pleasant thought, I know, but it is something to keep in mind while shopping for ammo that could stop an attacker and save your life.

      While these bullets are very good for self defense, there are a couple of negative things about them. For

      one thing, they are fairly pricey at about a $1 a bullet. That means testing them to make sure they work well with your pistol is expensive. Unfortunately, that testing is also very necessary. The powdered core is a bit on the rough side and that can lead to jamming in your pistol. I didn’t experience any jamming, but I did have one bullet feed roughly while I was running 20 of these through my pistol. If you want to use these, you’d better test them.

      If your pistol can handle these rounds, then this DRT bullet may be ideal for your self defense needs. It is worth mentioning that DRT also makes these in other, popular self defense calibers (9mm, .45 ACP, .380 ACP, 10mm, etc.), so you don’t have to have a .40 S&W to use this fine product.




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