1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo

$499.95
($0.50/ppr)

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  • Manufacturer Federal Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 165 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 1000
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU P40HST3
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1130
  • Muzzle Energy 468
  • UPC Barcode 50029465094473
  • Cost Per Round $0.50/ppr

This .40 S&W duty ammunition from Federal is an ideal choice for concealed carry or home defense with your favorite handgun or pistol-caliber carbine. The HST line of ammunition is constructed from the ground up with premium components which include reloadable brass casings and clean-igniting boxer primers which are all treated to a nickel coating; this is done to prevent corrosion in storage and decrease friction for smooth feeding alongside dependable ejection. Each case contains a precisely measured propellant charge that produces low muzzle flash enabling shooters to quickly reacquire their sight picture in low-light situations.


Crowning each cartridge is a jacketed hollow-point (JHP) projectile which weighs in at 165 grains for high velocity, relatively light recoil, and little drop out to applicable distances. The HST JHP design utilizes a deep cavity and pronounced jacket skiving in order to reliably achieve wide, petaled expansion during entry into the threat. A core-locking cannelure prevents the copper jacket from separating or fragmenting so that the entire bullet penetrates deeply enough into a target to reach vital zones and cause a positive drop.


Federal Premium has over 90 years of experience in manufacturing top tier ammunition to exacting specifications. Their Law Enforcement line is highly praised by industry professionals for its street-proven performance which is maintained by a stringent quality inspection process.


Ballistic Gel Testing

As you hunt for the best self-defense 40 Smith & Wesson ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Federal Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W M&P40c. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Federal Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 40 Smith & Wesson ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Gel test results for Federal Ammunition 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

1000rds – 40 S&W Federal Premium Law Enforcement 165gr. HST JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 16.8 17.7 19.7 19.8 20.6
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.66 0.67 0.68 0.68 0.69
Expanded Weight (gr.) 164.4 164.6 164.8 164.8 165
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1033 1035 1036 1037 1043

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