- Manufacturer Federal
- Condition New
- Weight 230gr
- Projectile Type JHP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 50
- Caliber .45 ACP
- Pressure + P
- Manufacturer SKU P45HST1
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 950
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 461
- UPC Barcode 029465094485
- Cost Per Round 65.0¢ per round
- Q & A
Your .45 ACP is one fierce handgun; in the world of handguns, it’s the star athlete, and it’s all yours. You love the way it delivers phenomenal knockdown power in one shot and is capable of creating hydrostatic shock with just a single target round, and the way it does that with far less felt recoil and muzzle flip than most people would expect from such a large caliber gun. Of course, just because it’s capable of delivering a crippling wound with a target round doesn’t mean you’re not going to load it with defense rounds for personal protection; you want your .45 ACP to unleash its full power, and you want the protection from over-penetration offered by expanding rounds.
Federal manufactures these .45 ACP defense rounds just for those reasons. These are heavy rounds at 230 grain so they’re going to do some real damage to your target, which is exactly what you want from a defense round. And they’re Jacketed Hollow Points, so they deliver fantastic rapid energy transfer on impact and expand in a controlled manner for deeper penetration, creating a catastrophic wound cavity. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 900 feet per second and muzzle energy of 414 foot-pounds. This is Federal’s Premium Personal Defense Ammunition; if you carry your .45 for protection, this is your ammunition.
There are 50 defense rounds in this box. That’s just enough to keep your gun and spare mags loaded for self-defense use, so you might want to order an extra box or two for training purposes. Defense rounds deliver significantly more power than target rounds, and the only way to ensure you’re able to manage follow-up shots with good accuracy is practice. Federal has been making ammunition since 1922 at their plant in Anoka, Minnesota, and these defense rounds stand testament to their experience and dedication to quality and performance. Order your premium rounds today and be ready for whatever may come.
Performed well!on 12/21/15
Fantastic Ammunition! Loaded hot and expands wonderfullyon 2/3/13
I became interested in this ammunition after shooting my previous defensive load, Speer Gold Dots, over a chronograph and realized the Gold Dots were underpowered especially in my 3.8" barreled Glock 30.
Search YouTube for ballistic gelatin results for this ammo. You'll see these bullets have great expansion and penetration.
I was impressed by the velocity I got from this ammo from my 3.8-inch barreled Glock 30. For 10 shots, I got the following results as measured 6 feet from the muzzle (~50°F).
Low: 843.4 fps
High: 908 fps
Average: 872.7 fps, standard deviation: 21.35
Compare that to the Gold Dots, which averaged about 760fps in the Glock 30.
This Federal HST ammo also performed well in my full-size Kimber 1911 (5-inch barrell):
High: 920.2 fps
Low: 864.9 fps
Average: 889.0 fps, standard deviation: 23.38
I got an average velocity of 967 fps out of my AR-45 registered sort ballered rifle with a 7.5-inch barrel (sound suppressor removed).
Despite being a heafty load, shooting was controllable,even in the smaller Glock 30. There were no malfunctions.
To top it all off, this ammo has a decent price (as defensive ammo goes).
I highly recommend you consider this ammunition for defensive purposes in your 45 ACP firearm.
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