1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo

$799.95
($0.80/ppr)

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  • Manufacturer Federal Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 1000
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU P45HST2
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 890
  • Muzzle Energy 404
  • UPC Barcode 50029465098075
  • Cost Per Round $0.80/ppr

Federal Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Federal HST ammunition was developed for law enforcement and is now available to the public. Designed to produce high levels of penetration and expansion, HST bullets feature a strategically notched design that expands outward into six sharp petals to stop an attacker quickly and effectively. Each .45 ACP cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a 230 grain bullet; this ammo is US-made with non-corrosive Boxer primers and nickel-plated brass cases.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 45 ACP (Auto) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Federal Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 45 ACP (Auto) ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Federal Ammunition 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other Hollow Point?

1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.4 13.5 13.7 16.9 17.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.78 0.82 0.85 0.85 0.92
Expanded Weight (gr.) 229 229.6 229.7 229.7 229.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 837 841 864 866 871

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    posted on by DM

    This by far the best defensive 45ACP ammo available. This ammo is devastating, I use it for EDC as well as hunting. Last year I shot a 262 lb bore hog at 25 yards with a Sig 5” barrel super match P-220 SAO the hog dropped like it was electrocuted. Shot placement was aimed behind the left shoulder but the hog turned towards me when I fired. The bullet went in destroying the left shoulder and came to rest on the right side just under the skin at the rear of the rib cage. You just can’t ask for better performance than that. I have found that the 230 grain non +p loads are better performers than the +p loads with less wear and tear on your weapon and less muzzle blast and recoil. I will also say this rings true for the 9mm ammo as well in personal defense arena. I personally carry the 124 grain non +p in my 320 and the non +p 147 grain in my 938.

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