LEO and Military ONLY: .40 S&W Armor Penetrating

The original rifle like, Barrier Blind™, non expanding, External Hollow Point™.  Light and fast this round with go through several barriers including Kevlar and still provide optimal penetration.

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The original rifle-like, barrier blind, non expanding, External Hollow Point™’s almost bigger brother.  Heavier but still light weight and fast this round with go through several barriers including Kevlar and still provide optimal penetration. This round defies known tests and redefines the market segment.  Outstanding performance through windshields, vehicles, IIIA body armor, fabric and other barriers. .40 S&W Exterior Hollow Point™ is a Barrier Blind™ product.

Our External Hollow Point™ Series does some extraordinary things

  • Rifle Performance in a pistol round at pistol distances
  • Barrier Blind™ Performance – Optimal penetration in soft media even after multiple barriers including Kevlar
  • Minimal Deflection through barriers – including windshields.
  • Light Weight, High Velocity to ensure maximum gel-block performance with out over penetration
  • Designed to penetrate armor ensuing law enforcement ability to stop well prepared assailants
  • High Speeds and Low Recoil which leads to faster, more accurate follow up shot


Cartridge: LEM External Hollow Point™ .40 S&W

Projectile Weight: 85 Grain

Muzzle Velocity:  1640 FPS/500 MPS

Energy: 508 Ft-lbs/ 688 Joules

18” penetration in 10% Ballistic Gel with or without shooting through most barriers – Including Kevlar IIIA


G9 Defense has developed state-of-the-art pistol rounds for law enforcement and military war fighters. These rounds are Barrier Blind™ and armor-piercing across a wide spectrum of calibers and velocities.

The LE/Military (LEM) External Hollow Point™ bullet features proprietary geometry on the exterior of the projectile that creates a “Barrier Blind”™ capability and extreme terminal ballistics on target.

Since you sometimes must shoot through an intermediate barrier, the first object the bullet strikes is not always the intended target. The uniquely shaped LEM tip allows penetration through common barriers such as Level IIIA Body Armor, windshields, vehicle sheet metal and drywall with minimal projectile deformation.

While designed to cut through hardened materials, the LEM round decelerates quickly in tissue to prevent over-penetration. The shape of the External Hollow Point™ is engineered to immediately transfer the maximum amount of energy laterally upon impact with tissue, creating a bursting-type entrance wound, large temporary cavitation and a controlled depth of penetration not seen in Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) or conventional Hollow Point (HP) projectiles.

Minimal deflection is seen when shooting though windshields at targets several feet behind the glass, reducing the chances of errant rounds. In addition to reliable penetration and immediate, dramatic energy transfer into the target, the lightweight LEM projectile greatly reduces felt recoil, allowing for rapid follow up shots

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