I tend to agree with Cuda66. I have seen the results of a bonded 40cal shooting when I was a street cop and the majority of rounds fired overpenetrated. I will add that they were the 155 grain weight. Studies by Sanow and Marshall show they and the 165 grainers penetrate deeper than the heavier grain weights. Personally I like the 180 grain weights in the 40cal guns, as they penetrate deep enough to hit vital organs yet tend to penetrate less than the faster stepping 155-165 grain weights. Just my own observations....In the shorter barreled G27...I'd likely run the standard Ranger, not the bonded.
The reason being is that with the reduced velocity in the short barrel, you'll likely get poor expansion with a bonded bullet, and the ranger-T has a decent track record for most common barriers.
I watched several videos on utube on both bullets. The bonded penetrated 16" after going through 4 layers of denim. Come to think of it, that seems a little excessive.both are decent rounds, but if you want a good solid performer go with either a Solid copper bullet Barnes TAC-XPD or the Federal HST's in all my testing those are the best performers, I've tested a lot of the Rangers and had lots fail to expand and or only expand a little ... esp when going through 4 layers of denim...
Youtube vids are neat, but really don't tell much, since the medium being used is rarely properly calibrated gel.I watched several videos on utube on both bullets. The bonded penetrated 16" after going through 4 layers of denim. Come to think of it, that seems a little excessive.
I have some 230 gr +p federal hst 45 acp, 165 gr .40 cal and 125 .357sig ranger bonded ammo. I'm going to do tests on water jugs through some old demon jeans.
Out of the video I've seen the hst and ranger t looks the most nasty.
Remington's golden saber looks good until the jacket sheds its lead core
In addition the last documented attack by Bare Butted Jello was in the 1950s! See the movie "the Blob"!Youtube vids are neat, but really don't tell much, since the medium being used is rarely properly calibrated gel.
However, assuming it was--16" is considered ideal. Anything less than 12" is underpenetration.
The PD Mexifornia I insult for uses the "T" series and the last place I found the Ranger T-Series was at SGAmmo.Com. I picked up 4 boxes of 9mm +P+ for my CX4 Carbine.Most LE users of Ranger are carrying the "T", which is basically a modification of Winchester's old Talon bullet. For defense or duty, I can tell you first hand that it works. It is difficult to find, which is telling as well.