20 Rounds – 380 Auto Federal Personal Defense 99 Grain HST JHP Ammo

$16.95
($0.85/ppr)

140 In stock

Federal Ammunition 99 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Federal Premium Ammunition's 380 Auto ammo delivers optimal expansion and penetration for your self defense needs. With the uniquely designed HST bullet, smaller handguns can still administer adequate power to get the job done when necessary. This 99 grain bullet is a bit heavier than normal 380 Auto rounds, and this has a positive effect its performance as a self defense round. There is always a trade off between expansion and penetration with 380 Auto JHP ammo, but this added weight helps to minimize that trade off.

Federal Premium Ammunition, headquartered in Minnesota, focuses on delivering premium products through the use of cutting edge technology. Each product is made with the highest quality primers, propellants, and brass components to deliver maximum results with every shot.

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Ballistic Gel Testing

 

We tested this Federal Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCPII with a 2.75-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of -inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of -inches, retaining % of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Federal Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 380 Auto (ACP).

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

20 Rounds – 380 Auto Federal Personal Defense 99 Grain HST JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20 Rounds – 380 Auto Federal Personal Defense 99 Grain HST JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20 Rounds – 380 Auto Federal Personal Defense 99 Grain HST JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) compare to other Hollow Point?

20 Rounds – 380 Auto Federal Personal Defense 99 Grain HST JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 11 11.2 11.6 12.3 15.2
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.55 0.58 0.6 0.6 0.61
Expanded Weight (gr.) 99.1 99.2 99.2 99.4 99.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 939 942 957 960 981
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Bernie B.

    With a little over 300 rounds of this through my LCP II I've yet to have a misfire, FTF, or any other issue. Every round has fired as expected. Recoil is a little snappy but that's to be expected in a gun like this. I would and do trust my life to this ammo.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by James AMIRAULT

    Works perfectly in my P380 and my wife's M&P Shield EZ. HST rounds are what I use in all my carry/home defense pistols!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by LONNIE KINLEY

    Feeds flawlessly through my LC380. My first choice in carry ammo. HST is my first choice in 9 mm and .40 S&W, as well.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Mike W

    These .380 HST rounds have been flawless through both my Kahr P380 and my Scott McDougall Colt Pony Pocketlite. Very manageable recoil. The ballistic gel tests speak for themselves.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by TRAMPIS CONER

    I switched from Hornady critical defense to the federal hst. These seem to be a great self defense round for the .380.

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