50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. HP Ammo

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

This high-performance self-defense 45 ACP ammunition from Federal offers consistent expansion and optimum penetration. This is the duty load of choice for law enforcement officers across the country. Factory fresh and non-corrosive, each cartridge features a specially designed HST hollow point projectile. Weighing in at 230 grains, these hollow points will not plug, even when passing through tough barriers. The tough copper jacket and lead-alloy core hold together to provide nearly 100 percent weight retention, even through the toughest materials. The result is superior terminal performance perfect for both law enforcement and civilian personal defense.



Since the company opened in 1922, Federal Premium has grown into one of the largest and most-respected ammunition manufacturers in the world. Delivering consistent quality for nearly a century, Federal Premium lives up to its reputation with this LE Tactical HST line. This package contains 50 rounds of Federal LE Tactical .45 ACP (Auto) ammunition.



Each round produces a consistent muzzle velocity of 890 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 404 foot pounds. These loads feature a round nose profile and nickel-plated brass casings, providing smooth and reliable feeding and function. When paired with Federal Premium’s unique clean-burning primers, you get the ultimate in reliable function.


  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    P45HST2
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    890
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465098070
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.98/ppr

Gel test Results

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 45 ACP (Auto) 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 45 ACP (Auto) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-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 45 ACP (Auto) 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 50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. HP Ammo

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

50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.4 13.5 13.7 16.9 17.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.78 0.82 0.85 0.85 0.92
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 229 229.6 229.7 229.7 229.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 837 841 864 866 871

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.193
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.162
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 890 872 856 840 824
Energy ft lbs 404 389 374 360 347
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -2 -6.9 -15

Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#34
814 fps
#31
338.5 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#26
841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
809 fps
#33
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Sig Sauer
#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Steve

    Federal HST is Probably The Best Self Defense Ammo out there! Definitely in the Top 5!

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    posted on by Chef Brandon

    Best I’ve found. It’s what I carry in my FN FNX. 5.3 inch barrel,not a single miss feed or malfunction. AmmoToGo the best!!

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    posted on by Coffeeman

    I have been very impressed w/ this ammo in my XDS's. This ammo runs over my chronograph in my 3.3" and 4.0" for an average of 795 FPS and 847 FPS for 3 shots each and expanded to approx..88". Accuracy has been around an inch at 21 feet for 3 shots. This ammo is my pick for conceal carry. Buy some and try it and see what you think. Good shooting. Cman

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    posted on by Ronald Morton

    I've been using this ammo out of a Beretta CX4 carbine, good velocity, excellent accuracy and devastating damage to the 4 hogs I've shot. The hogs were all shot at 25 to 50 yards, the bullet exited on 2 out of 4 and left a large easy to follow blood trail. None of the hogs went more than 50 yards from where they were hit. Very consistent velocity from a CX4 and a 1911.

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    posted on by JOHN ICKES

    The only 45 ammo I carry. Cycles perfectly through my Glock 21 and Springfield XDs.

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    posted on by Rickey Rudd

    First started buying this from Ammunition To Go back in 2008! Feeds smooth for a hollowpoint and excellent accuracy. I won't use anything else for carry ammo!

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    posted on by Thomas Rinkor

    This is a top pick for .45 owners. It has performed perfect in water jug testing after 4 layers of denim. This ammo expands well and holds together.

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    posted on by Casey Bishop

    Excellent!!!!! I have taken down one deer and two hogs with this ammo. Definitely stoppers. All three stopped in their tracks. The wound cavities were impressive to say the least. Will buy again and again.

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    posted on by Lonnie Capps

    With expansion coming out the size of a quarter, you can't get a nicer man stopper than this. A.T.G. is the best place to buy it. My whole order was on backorder, and it still showed up at my door faster than anyone else would with in stock items.

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    posted on by Randall Childress

    With expansion coming out the size of a quarter, you can't get a nicer man stopper than this. A.T.G. is the best place to buy it. My whole order was on backorder, and it still showed up at my door faster than anyone else would with in stock items.

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