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.


  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
    New
  • Bullet Weight
    165 Grain
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity
    50
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P40HST3
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1130
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465094478
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.80/ppr

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

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.

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

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
Expanded Weight (gr.) 164.4 164.6 164.8 164.8 165
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1033 1035 1036 1037 1043
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