Syntech Action Pistol

Syntech Action Pistol

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Shooters who compete at the highest levels need ammunition built for the demands of their discipline. Syntech® Action Pistol is specifically designed for the action shooting sports and loaded to power factor requirements with heavy, flatter-nosed bullets for more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition. Like all Syntech loads, they feature the exclusive Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ™), which prevents metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and barrel, eliminating copper and lead fouling as well as reducing damaging heat and friction. Combined with clean-burning powders and the Catalyst™ lead-free primer, Syntech Action Pistol provides the softest-shooting and most reliable performance possible for high-volume competitive shooters.

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 150
  • Bullet Style: Syntech Jacket FN
  • Muzzle Velocity: 870
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .092
  • Package Quantity: 50
  • Use: Competition
  • MSRP: $20.95



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
870 836 805 777 750
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
252 233 216 201 187
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-2.2 -7.7 -16.9
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. Reloadable Federal brass case
  2. Lead bullet core drastically reduces splashback on steel targets
  3. Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ™) polymer coating eliminates lead and copper fouling
  4. Catalyst™ high-performance lead-free primer
  5. Specially formulated clean-burning propellant
  6. Reduces friction for 14 percent cooler shooting and longer barrel life
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Accurate and clean but didn’t work well in my G17 I bought this ammo for a GSSF match and tested a box of 50 before the match to ensure proper function. Everything worked as advertised at that time. At the actual match though, I had 3 failures to feed, and took my Glock 17 to the on site certified armorer for inspection. After he confirmed that there was no issue with my G17 and magazines, he recommended switching ammunition. I ended up shooting the rest of the match with my American Eagle 147 grain FMJ backup ammo. The Syntech ammo is a cool concept and when it performs, it does exactly as advertised. Just make sure you field test a bunch of them before you compete to make sure they work well with your gun.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ammo for most firearms. So I used this ammo for a couple matches and found it to shoot awesome the feel was great flat and soft. I shoot a cz tac sport orange and can say that I had feed failures that no other ammo has ever done like never once. After about 75 rounds they stop cycling perfectly. I luckily took other rounds and saved my competition and they ran 100%. I've shot 147 flat nose un-coated rounds with no problem. For whatever reason the flat nose on these are catching my feed ramp and not pushing forward and chambering. I have friends with non cz's and run perfectly. Anyways it's pretty clean and shoots awesome when it works so as of now I rate it top of the line untill I can find the actual problem. I'll update when I know but if your shooting cz stay away.
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Ammo But Pricey !!! Shoots soft and is accurate. I really like this ammo but it is waaay to expensive. If the price comes down I think a lot of shooters will stop reloading and use this. But until the price comes down, I'll keep reloading my 147Gr with N320. Too bad cuz I really like this ammo.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Checks all the right boxes I switched to exclusively shooting Syntech 150 grain for my 2018 major matches, and have no intention of looking back. Out of my Automatic Accuracy Shadow 2s, this ammo is boringly accurate, notably clean, reliable, and precisely meets 135 power factor. I spend too much time, money, and effort on this sport to worry about ammo issues; with Syntech, I don't have to.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite Very soft felt recoil when using this round. No Malfunctions of any kind through about 2k rounds.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Best ammo, but jams I have purchased 2000 rds of 150 gr Syntech 9 mm for my CZ SP01 USPSA competition pistol. It has the best feel, softest recoil i have ever experienced. But my pistol experiences one jam on feed per 200 rds fired. No other quality ammo jams my pistol. The coating cuts into my feedslide and stops the feed. Each jammed round has a torn Syntech coating where it bit into my barrel feed guide. Hope this coating issue is corrected because this is the only ammo i want to use.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Factory vs Reloading I wanted to try this ammo as an alternative to reloading. I shoot USPSA and Steel Challenge matches. I tested this ammo in 12 different firearms for ability to make power factor, consistency and accuracy. I pulled 10 bullets to verify their weight. The average of those 10 came to 149.9 gr. Velocities, Extreme Spreads, Standard Deviations and Power Factors are as follows: FIREARM AVG VEL FPS ES SD PF SPRINGFIELD XDS 3.3" 832 7 3 124.716 SPRINGFIELD XDM 3.3" 863 11 4 129.363 SPRINGFIELD XDM OSP 4.5" 880 8 3 131.912 SPRINGFIELD XD TACTICAL 5.0" 888 13 5 133.111 SPRINGFIELD XDM 5.25" 891 11 3 133.560 GLOCK 19 4.0" 863 9 3 129.363 SIG P320 4.0" 836 16 6 125.316 TANFOGLIO STOCK 2 4.5" 881 17 6 132.061 SIG MPX 14.0" 941 35 13 141.055 JP RIFLES AR9 16.0" 923 32 11 138.357 KELTEC SUB 2K 16.0" 975 16 5 146.152 COLT AR15 9MM 16.0" 975 10 4 146.152 As you can see by the chart all except the XDS make power factor. Groups were recorded although me 50+ year old eyes do not like iron sights any longer. I will say all the optic fitted firearms recorded 1" or better groups at 15 yds, including the XDM OSP. The ammo feels soft while shooting and follow-up shots are quick. I normally shoot 125 gr polymer coated reloads and the 150 gr feels less snappy. Next is the cost difference. I purchase my components in bulk so I try to be cost effective. I usually can reload at $0.13 a round, not including the cost of cleaning media and time at the press. I use a Dillon 550 so it goes quick. Depending on where you shop this ammo can be purchased at or less than the cost of reloading. I hope they can keep the price down and the public creates enough demand for Federal to keep selling this product.
Date published: 2018-03-04
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