20rds – 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. JHP Ammo


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

Looking for the right way to keep a bad guy from tearing you a structurally superfluous new behind? Carrying a 45 is a well-established way to go about it. If your 45 is a semi-automatic, which in all likelihood it is, then you’ll like the way this 45 ACP cartridge by Federal is designed to cycle as smooth as syrup through it. Its bullet’s profile, as well as its new production brass casing, are designed exactly for that purpose.

This round’s bullet is meant to more than promote smooth feeding. A 230 grain jacketed hollow point, it prevents barrel leading and burrows through a target’s protective layers of clothing with ease, and the notches running down from its tip provide preexisting fault lines that enable reliable, deadly expansion during penetration. It’s quite the potent package for what we think you’ll agree is a reasonable price. Get a couple of boxes -- practice with the first, and be glad you’ve got the second one ready to go.
  • Manufacturer
    Federal Ammunition
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    230 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
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  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
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  • Cost Per Round

Ballistic Gel Testing


As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Ruger SR45. 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 45 ACP (Auto) 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 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. JHP Ammo

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

20rds – 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 18.7 19.2 20.4 22.9 27.9
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 228.4 228.7 229.6 229.9 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 809 817 825 829 829
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by One man bang

    Junk it does not open like it should for a HP round at all !!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by DAVID DONCHESS

    This round is the civilian defense version of the hishok round. It has low and light recoil and darn good expansion and terrific penetration. This round is extremely good. Get it while you can.

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