Personal Defense HST

Personal Defense HST

Part #: P9HST2S

Effective self-defense requires ammunition that provides consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance.  And HST® delivers. That’s why it’s already the duty load of choice for law enforcement officers throughout the world. Its specially designed hollow point won't plug while passing through a variety of barriers, and the bullet jacket and core hold together to provide nearly 100 percent weight retention through even the toughest materials.

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 147
  • Bullet Style: HST
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1150
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .200
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Personal Defense
  • MSRP: $27.95
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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.    

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The exclusive HST® design and heavier bullets used in Micro loads redefine the capabilities of subcompact platforms, providing the dramatic expansion and deep penetration needed to stop any threat.

Personal Defense HST
Personal Defense HST
Personal Defense HST
Personal Defense HST



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
1150 1108 1071 1039 1010
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
432 400 374 352 333
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-0.9 -3.6 -8.4
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.


Premium Technology


  1. Nickel-plated brass case
  2. Patented co-aligned internal and external skiving
  3. Deep tapered hollow point
  4. Reliable Federal® primer
  5. Cannelure locks jacket to core
  6. Tapered jacket profile
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Quite the Same I have fired the consumer packaged product, a long side of the LE 147gr HST, over a chronograph and found that the standard deviation in velocity is much higher then the LE line. The LE ammunition is far more consistent, exhibits much less muzzle flash and particulate ejecta. This leads me to believe, that sporting propellant is used in the consumer packaged ammunition.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Defensive Round An LEO friend recommended this as a good defensive load to use in my carry pistol. I've seen several reviews of this type of round: a +P load pushing a heavy HP bullet, yielding a "subsonic round". Apparently well accepted in the LE community. I carry an S&W M&P 9, 4 1/4" barrel. There is little if any difference in felt recoil or point-of-impact between this ammo and the Winchester "white box" 115 gr FMJ range ammo that I use for practice.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this Ammo. But it’s hard to find a + P load.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HST & Everyone Trying To Be 147 HST 9mm has to equal in personal defense, law enforcement, or any other application where nothing but the best will do. Countless law enforcement agencies issue this with complete confidence and after thirty-eight years of military and police firearms instructing I can say I have never seen a bullet that performs to the level of HST.
Date published: 2017-06-25
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