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

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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.
  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P45HST2
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    890
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    50029465098075
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.88/ppr

Gel test Results

 

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.

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 45 ACP?

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
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 229 229.6 229.7 229.7 229.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 837 841 864 866 871

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.193
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.162
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 890 872 856 840 824
Energy ft lbs 404 389 374 360 347
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -2 -6.9 -15

Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#34
814 fps
#31
338.5 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#26
841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
809 fps
#33
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Sig Sauer
#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Bernie B.

    This used to be my EDC ammo in my S&W Shield 45, and still would be if Federal hadn't come out with the Hydra-Shok Deep cartridges in this caliber. Still, this is what I bet my life on for a number of years in my EDC CCW and it has performed perfectly. I've never fired it in anger, but I've gone through cases of it at the range. Feeding and firing were as expected, round after round after round.

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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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