- Manufacturer Federal
- Condition New
- Bullet Weight 180gr
- Projectile Type JHP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 50
- Caliber .40 S&W
- Manufacturer SKU P40HST1
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 1010
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 408
- Magnetic No
- UPC Barcode 029465094454
- Cost Per Round 80¢ per round
- Q & A
This cartridge features Federal’s HST bullet – the Minnesotan company’s best jacketed hollow point bullet for self-defense to date. It was designed solely to satisfy the FBI test protocol to the greatest extent possible, and as such exhibits exemplary weight retention, consistent penetration depth, and uniformly wide terminal expansion. The HST bullet’s nose cavity is designed not only to feed with the utmost reliability, but also to resist becoming obstructed with debris that could inhibit terminal expansion. The HST is not a bonded bullet, yet it still manages to retain the virtual entirety of its weight even after having passed through heavy clothing, wall board, and multiple other barriers you’re likely to encounter during a life-or-death altercation.
Nickel-plated brass cases suit such reliable bullets perfectly. They provide corrosion resistance, they reduce friction to enhance functionality in a semi-automatic, and they even make the cartridges easier to see in the chamber and magazine. Carefully assembled and painstakingly inspected, you have all your work ahead of you if you want to find a better 40 S&W cartridge.
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- Hi What's the difference between the tactical Federal HST for $25 and white box XM40HC for $22? Thanks, Mike Posted On: 11/11/2011 By: Mike
- The biggest difference is that the white box XM40HC is loaded in standard brass, not nickel plated brass, cases. Otherwise, the two are functionally identical, with minor differences in how velocity is specified that do not contribute to any difference in external/terminal performance between the two.