Handgun

40 S&W

Initially developed as a cartridge for law enforcement, the 40 S&W remains a popular and effective choice for personal defense.

American Eagle® Syntech™

The exclusive polymer coating in American Eagle® Syntech™ prevents harsh metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and bore, eliminating copper and lead fouling. Combined with clean-burning powders and the Catalyst lead-free primer, Syntech loads keep your gun cleaner, longer, so you can shoot more—and shoot better.

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AE40SJ1

Target Shooting, Training, Practice40 S&W1651050Syntech™
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Guard Dog®

Guard Dog® rounds are specifically engineered for home protection use. The fully enclosed bullet nose is filled with an expanding polymer that minimizes over-penetration through interior walls—reducing the risk to loved ones.

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PD40GRD

Personal Defense40 S&W1351200Guard Dog®
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Personal Defense® HST

Federal Premium® Personal Defense® HST® offers everything needed in a personal defense round: consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance. That’s why it’s already the duty load of choice for law enforcement officers throughout the world.

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P40HST1S

Personal Defense40 S&W1801010HST®
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Personal Defense® Hydra•Shok®

For time-tested personal defense, choose Federal Premium® Hydra-Shok®. The bullet's center-post hollow-point design provides optimized penetration with consistent, threat-stopping expansion.

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P40HS1

Personal Defense40 S&W1801000Hydra-Shok®

P40HS2

Personal Defense40 S&W1551140Hydra-Shok®

P40HS3

Personal Defense40 S&W165980Hydra-Shok®
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Personal Defense® Hydra•Shok® Low Recoil

Get all of the power and proven performance of Hydra-Shok® with less recoil. Low Recoil loads significantly reduce kick, improving accuracy and target acquisition.

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PD40HS4 H

Personal Defense40 S&W1351200Hydra-Shok®
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American Eagle® Handgun

The proven line of American Eagle® target ammunition provides performance similar to personal defense and competition loads for a familiar feel and realistic practice.

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AE40BBL1

Target Shooting, Training, Practice40 S&W1801000Full Metal Jacket

AE40R1

Target Shooting, Training, Practice40 S&W1801000Full Metal Jacket

AE40R2

Target Shooting, Training, Practice40 S&W1551160Full Metal Jacket
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American Eagle® Indoor Range Training

American Eagle® Indoor Range Training (IRT) ammunition has a reduced-lead bullet fully encapsulated in copper for safer, economical training. The jacket eliminates any airborne lead hazard. It also carries a toxic metal-free primer and is the ballistic equivalent of personal defense rounds.

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AE40N1

Target Shooting, Training, Practice40 S&W1801000Total Metal Jacket
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Personal Defense® Automatic Pistol

With loads optimized for reliable feeding and function in semi-automatic handguns, you can depend on the Personal Defense Automatic Pistol line. The loads’ quality components ensure consistent performance.

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C40SWA

Personal Defense40 S&W1801000Jacketed Hollow Point
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Train + Protect™

Federal® Train + Protect™ proudly honors the American birthright to bear arms with a VHP™ bullet design that provides both precise, practical, performance at the range, and instant reliable expansion on impact. The result is the ideal combination for training as well as defending yourself, your loved ones and your freedom.

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TP40VHP1

Personal Defense40 S&W1801000Train + Protect™ VHP

TP40VHP2

Personal Defense40 S&W1801000Train + Protect™ VHP
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Premium Handgun Technologies

From hunting to target shooting to personal defense, Federal Premium has pioneered the industry's most important handgun ammunition technologies. We continue to innovate and it shows in every product in our handgun line.

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