20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo


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Federal Ammunition 147 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Defend yourself with some of the best cartridge technology available when you load up with these HSTs from Federal's Personal Defense line. Each of these 9mm Luger rounds fires a 147-grain projectile with a wide mouth, deep cavity, and long serrations which guarantee reliable expansion at varying distances and velocities. The heavy weight helps it penetrate deeply and deliver incredible energy when its expanded form causes it to halt in vital areas. This transfer of momentum imposes maximum damage and helps to end drop threatening targets with superb efficiency. The cartridge profile is completed with a non-corrosive Boxer primer, a reloadable brass casing, and low-flash powder which reduces blinding for the user.

The use of nickel plated brass ensures dependable feeding, unhindered extraction, and resistance from moisture either in storage or when kept on the belt. Federal Premium has been around for nearly a century and is responsible for making some of the most consistently performing ammo on the market today. HST rounds are a highly sought-after option for personal protection.

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Gel test Results

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 9mm Luger (9x19) 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 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P Shield with a -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 9mm Luger (9x19) 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 20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Hollow Point Ammo?

20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 13 13.5 13.6 14.4 14.8
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.54 0.56 0.63 0.69 0.72
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 146 147 147 147 147
Bullet Velocity (fps) 897 907 913 922 923


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by KEV

    Very accurate. Perfect follow up on double taps from the PDP. 1 big hole at 10 yards.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Charles Schrader

    Super fast del. and great ammo. They are my go to. Thank you for being there.

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