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.
• Specially designed hollow point expands reliably
• Expanded diameter and weight retention produce the desired penetration for personal defense situations without over-penetrating
• Bullet nose profile, nickel-plated case and Federal’s unique primer provide the ultimate in function and reliability
When law enforcement agencies choose a duty round, they use the FBI’s demanding protocol testing to see how different loads compare. In our internal testing, HST 45 Auto (P45HST2S), 40 S&W (P40HST1S) and 9mm Luger (P9HST1S) all scored exceptionally high in every protocol scenario.
A Look Inside
With the best components, manufacturing processes and quality standards, every Federal Premium round offers the best performance possible.
The exclusive HST bullet is engineered to expand extremely reliably and retain nearly all of its weight through almost every kind of barrier. The result is consistent, nearly identical penetration and expansion in any personal defense situation, shot after shot. Gelatin shot with 45 Auto (P45HST2S) through a Smith & Wesson M&P at 10 feet.
Awesome ammo“Simply the best most reliable defense ammo hands down.” - QAS1178
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