50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180gr. HP Ammo

$45.95
$0.92/ppr
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Federal Ammunition 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180 Grain Hollow Point Ammo – 50 Rounds



Since the company opened in 1922, Federal Premium has grown into one of the largest and most-respected producers of ammunition in the world. Delivering consistent quality and performance for almost a century, Federal Premium continues its reputation for excellence with its LE Tactical HST line. With consistent expansion, optimum penetration, and superior terminal performance, it's no wonder these loads are the preferred duty round for law enforcement officers around the globe.



This package contains 50 rounds of Federal LE Tactical .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition. Each round is loaded with a 180 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, whether on duty or off. 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 1010 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 408 foot pounds.

  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P40HST1
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1010
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465094454
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.92/ppr

Gel test Results

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 40 Smith & Wesson 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 S&W M&P40C. 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 40 Smith & Wesson 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.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 180gr. 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 180gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 15.3 15.5 16 16.2 19
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.69 0.7 0.72 0.75
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 178.5 179.7 179.8 179.9 180.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 947 951 964 970 978

Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.175
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.161
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1010 980 954 930 908
Energy ft lbs 408 384 364 346 329
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1.4 -5.1 -11.4

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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Review

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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by J Ditty

    I carry it in my Glock 22 ... good stuff you won’t be disappointed.. I have 165 grain also but I prefer the 180 ..

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Steven Goellner

    YES IT IS!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by K. J.

    The load is just what I wanted. I have raccoons that have been getting into the chicken pen at night....and with one shot, I can eliminate the problem of raccoons killing my chickens. Great ammo!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Jeff

    The best defense ammo period!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Kendall Calvin

    Great ammo! It has just the correct amount of power, without being overwhelming kick!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Paul

    This is a badass round with proven and enormous speed, stopping power and expansion! Quite possibly, the best available in .40 for self defense/carry use. I would highly recommend firing off a few rounds at the range, simply for practice, as these are much different from your typical FMJ rounds, and much hotter and snappier. Great price for a 50 rd. box!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Dave Regala

    Not a round to take to the range, it's only purpose it to be carried for self defense. A lot of my cop buddies tell me how scary these round are, I hope I never have to use them, but I feel a little safer knowing when I pull my USP compact it will drop any attacker. Excellent and scary round. I'd expect nothing less from Federal.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Rene

    This is the best self defense ammo currently on the market. No need for anything else!

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