G22 Sig Sauer .40 S&W 180 gr V Crown gel test and review

Last week, Sig .40 S&W 180 gr V-Crown didn’t do very well from a short barrel. This week we shoot it through a Glock Model 22 into ClearBallistics gel to assess velocity, penetration, expansion, and weight retention. Performance is still mixed, even with the longer barrel.

Guns in this video:
Glock 22 with a JT Defense optic mount and Vortex Venom 3 MOA red dot sight

Bare gel:
939 fps
942 fps
Penetration: 16.2″
Retained weight: 180.0 gr
Max expansion: 0.686″
Min expansion: 0.532″

941 fps
949 fps
Penetration: 25.5″
Retained weight: 179.7 gr
No expansion.

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Andrew is a combat veteran of OEF and has performed hundreds of ballistic tests for his YouTube channel, The Chopping Block (https://www.youtube.com/user/chopinbloc). He is an avid firearm collector and competitor and lives with his family in Arizona. If you have any questions, you may email him at choppingblocktests@gmail.com


  • Gary Kirk

    And this is why I use 165 Gold dots..

  • Doubleoevan

    I tried the Sig ammo in my 9mm Shield. Wouldn’t feed properly, mainly on the first round of a full mag. Something about the shape of the hollow point compared to similar defensive rounds like Gold Dots or Federal HST. It would nosedive into the feedramp.

    • Lady Libby

      What grain? I’ve never heard anyone have problems with it feeding and I just loaded up with it because of the reviews. Also was your recoil spring put in the “Smith&Wesson” way? With the end of the coil facing toward the ground when assembled.

      • Doubleoevan

        Your question made me realize I didn’t describe my issue very well since the bullet grain wasn’t the issue. I meant to say that closing the slide on the first round in the mag (before firing) was the one that nose dived. But it was 124 grain. When firing there was enough force to always ram the round forward. But when using the slide release and even pulling back on the slide to release it would get the round stuck more often than not. I didn’t have this problem with any other ammo in 500ish rounds. I ended up selling the Shield but not because of this. And I had to look up the recoil spring issue you mentioned. I wasn’t even aware of that. I’m sure I just installed without worrying about orientation.

  • gunsandrockets

    Meh performance. Even so, better a bullet that under expands rather than under penetrates.

  • Bart Jabroni

    Ah sig, they can’t make a bullet that works but they’ll be making the pistol for the us military.