50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo

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Federal Ammunition 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165 Grain Hollow Point Ammo – 50 Rounds



Founded in 1922, Federal Premium has evolved into one of the world's largest producers of ammunition. Federal Premium’s LE Tactical HST line provides consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance. The duty load of choice for law enforcement officers around the globe, these loads also deliver the optimal performance for civilian personal protection.



This package contains 50 rounds of Federal LE Tactical .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition. Each round is loaded with a 165 grain HST hollow point projectile. These specially designed HST hollow points will not plug, even when passing through tough barriers. The result is impressive weight retention and terminal expansion, perfect for self-defense situations.



This is the next generation in high performance personal protection ammunition. Featuring a round nose profile and nickel-plated brass casings, these rounds deliver smooth, feeding, function and extraction. When paired with Federal Premium’s unique clean-burning primers, you get the ultimate in function and reliability. Each round produces a consistent muzzle velocity of 1130 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 468 foot pounds.


  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P40HST3
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1130
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465094478
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.96/ppr

Gel test Results

 

We tested this Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P40c with a 3.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 18.92-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.676-inches, retaining 100% 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 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 40 Smith & Wesson.

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

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 16.8 17.7 19.7 19.8 20.6
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.66 0.67 0.68 0.68 0.69
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 164.4 164.6 164.8 164.8 165
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1033 1035 1036 1037 1043

Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.150
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.147
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1130 1078 1035 999 967
Energy ft lbs 468 426 392 365 342
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1 -4 -9.1

Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#29
926 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#32
915 fps
#30
335 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#31
919 fps
#29
338 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#23
944 fps
#21
356 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#25
938 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#15
1006.5 fps
#6
405 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#6
1044.5 fps
#7
400 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#11
1035 fps
#10
392 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#18
964 fps
#15
371 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#21
946 fps
#20
358 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#28
931 fps
#25
347 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#20
954 fps
#18
364 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#17
972 fps
#26
346 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Fiocchi Ammunition
#13
1016 fps
#13
378 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#22
946 fps
#19
358 ft lbs
165 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#9
1040 fps
#9
396 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#10
1036 fps
#16
370 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#19
956 fps
#17
365 ft lbs
125 Grain Frangible Fiocchi Ammunition
#1
1265 fps
#3
444 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#24
941 fps
#32
324 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#12
1035 fps
#11
392 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
1146 fps
#2
452 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#8
1042 fps
#8
398 ft lbs
155 Grain Hollow Point Speer
#2
1200 fps
#1
496 ft lbs
155 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#7
1043 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#5
1067 fps
#5
418 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#27
937 fps
#23
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#26
937 fps
#24
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Prvi Partizan Ammunition
#30
920 fps
#28
339 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#33
903 fps
#31
326 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
985 fps
#12
388 ft lbs
140 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#14
1014 fps
#33
320 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#4
1089 fps
#4
435 ft lbs
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Joel Babcock

    Love these. I use these or 165 gr Gold Dots as my EDC rounds. Prefer these over the Gold Dots. Fortunately, I’ve never had to use them in a real world situation, but if the needs ever arises, I’m confident that I will be prepared. Great ammo, great price, great company. Thanks.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by JOSEPH SHACKELFORD

    My go to for ammo.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Kevin Bedford

    Done very well, I will buy again soon

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Dennis Preston

    These guys are good to go. Been a customer since 2008 and they have always done it right.

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