40 S&W
Handgun Cartridge

 
 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Like most pistol cartridges, the 40 S&W headspaces on the case mouth. When loading for this cartridge, bell the case mouth just enough to reliably guide the bullet into position and then secure the bullet with a taper crimp. Using this seating and crimping technique will help ensure proper headspacing.

The favorite all around 40 S&W load in our Ballistics Lab consists of our 135 grain bullet and Blue Dot. All of the standard small pistol primers available give good results with this combination.

The S.A.A.M.I. overall cartridge lengths for this cartridge are 1.085” min. and 1.135” max. Seating to anywhere in this range is acceptable, provided that the rounds will function well in your particular firearm.

 

 

Nosler Ammunition

Loaded for 40 S&W

 

DEFENSE HANDGUN 40 S&W AMMUNITION

 

40 S&W Bonded JHP 220 Grain

Bullet Style:  Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Personal Defense


40 S&W Tipped Bonded 200 Grain

Bullet Style:  Tipped Bonded
Use:  Personal Defense

 

 

MATCH GRADE HANDGUN 40 S&W AMMUNITION

 

40 S&W 150 Grain

Bullet Style:  Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Targets


40 S&W 180 Grain

Bullet Style:  Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Targets

 

 

Nosler Bullets

Designed for Loading & Reloading 40 S&W

 

Sporting Handgun Pistol Bullet

  • 10mm 135 Grain
  • 10mm 150 Grain
  • 10mm 180 Grain
  • 10mm 200 Grain
 

 

Available Cartridge Information:

 

RIFLE CARTRIDGES

 

35 Caliber / .358” Diameter

9.3mm Caliber / .366” Diameter

375 Caliber / .375” Diameter

416 Caliber / .416” Diameter

44 Caliber / .429” Diameter

45 Caliber / .458” Diameter

458 Caliber / .458” Diameter

 

 

HANDGUN CARTRIDGES

 

9mm Caliber / .355” Diameter

38 Caliber / .357” Diameter

10MM Caliber / .400” Diameter

41 Caliber / .410” Diameter

44 Caliber / .429” Diameter

45 Caliber / .451” Diameter