- Manufacturer Federal
- Condition New
- Bullet Weight 147gr
- Projectile Type JHP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 50
- Caliber 9mm
- Manufacturer SKU P9HST2
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 1000
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 326
- Magnetic No
- UPC Barcode 029465094447
- Q & A
Federal’s Tactical HST series cartridge is loaded with a 147 grain jacketed hollow point projectile, which will clear a 4” barrel at a rate of 1,000 feet per second and strike a target at 25 yards with over 300 ft lbs of kinetic energy – greater than the minimum commonly advised for personal protection.
The HST JHP is engineered for reliable barrier penetration. If it strikes a block of ballistic gelatin that is covered by four layers of fabric, the JHP will not lose any of its weight before coming to a halt. That is how it conserves the momentum it needs to reliably penetrate to 12.5”, which the FBI test protocol considers ideal for personal protection. The tough JHP loses less than two percent of its weight if it has to pierce sheet steel, sheetrock or plywood as well.
The HST JHP is also engineered for reliable terminal expansion. If it passes through heavy clothing, it will increase in diameter by approximately 74 percent; sheet steel, 21 percent; sheetrock, 97 percent; plywood, 49 percent. That is how the JHP inflicts the wide wound cavity which damages the threat while simultaneously reducing the risk of over-penetration.
This top shelf standard pressure 9mm ammunition is loaded in Minnesota with nickel-plated brass cases. Their enhanced lubricity promotes more reliable cycling in a semi-automatic, and their greater resistance to corrosion assures that your all-important self-defense ammo will be ready when you are.
Amazing ammo... but it is heavy!on 12/29/2021
This is the only ammo I carry in my EDC. They are light shooting, consistent, highly accurate and I have yet to find a ballistics test that doesn't rate this ammo in the top 2 or 3 of all like-ammo tested. I know several LEOs that carry this rather than the +P rounds because it gives a very smooth recoil and is always consistent. The only issue (and I use that word lightly) is that those 147 Gr rounds get heavy when you are carrying extra mags. Well worth it though. Buy these... you cannot go wrong.
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- I "am" an amateur, first time gun owner. I'm trying to learn all the abbreviations to better select my ammo for the job I want it to do. The "HST" here has stumped me tonight. Please H=Help, S=set me straight, T=tonight......on what "HST" stands for and its usage/application or distinctions in 9mm pistols vs other JHP rounds. HST, could also mean "Heavy Set Terrorist" if one didn't know the nomenclature being used here. So, thanks again for the time to answer all "our" questions. We all appreciate you doing this for us. Todd Posted On: 6/12/2021 By: Todd Stastny
- Hello there Todd! This one is super easy to answer. "HST" stands for: nothing. It is just the brand name Federal chose for this specific design of jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullet. Some folks think HST might stand for "Hydra Shok Two" or "Hi-Shok Two" since those are other JHP bullets Federal designed, but as far as I know Federal never disclosed whether the initials mean anything.
A few other high-tech self-defense bullets have brand names. Hornady has the FTX (which actually does stand for something: Flex Tip eXpanding). There's also the HoneyBadger, the TAC-XP, the Gold Dot and the XTP. You might see a self-defense (or hunting) bullet refered to by its brand name instead of its style if it's a highly regarded projectile that people actively shop for.
Hey, let me know if you ever have any other questions! I way prefer answering questions over doing my regular work.
- Does This Ammunition Suitable Also, For The ec9s 9mm. And Also, Which Other Ammunition Go With The ec9s 9mm Posted On: 5/13/2021 By: Herman Roberts
- Thanks for reaching out Herman! This ammo is a great choice for self-defense with an EC9s, absolutely! Any of the 9mm ammo we have in stock will function correctly in your EC9s. If you want self-defense ammo, then I'd highly recommend either this one right here or the Speer Gold Dot. If you want target shooting ammo for training at the range, then I'd recommend the Speer Lawman or the Blazer Brass ammo we have in stock. Try to pick the same bullet weight (115, 124 or 147gr) for both your training and your self-defense ammo, because that will give you better feel for the recoil and point of aim you'll experience while your'e defending yourself. Please let me know if you ever have any other questions!
- What grain ammo performs best with the Glock 43? 124 or 147 Posted On: 6/27/2020 By: John S
- The Glock 43 has a good reputation for eating up any cartridge you'd ask it to. I don't think you'd notice any significant difference in your handgun's performance if you fired both bullet weights through it.