This product is brand new, nickel plated brass-cased, boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and reloadable.
This is top of the line, American-made defense ammo made by ATK (same company that makes Speer Lawman, CCI, Blazer Brass, etc). This product is designed for Law Enforcement and occasionally made available to the general public through police trade-ins.
- it doesn't get any better.
|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||950|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||461|
|Cost Per Round||83.0¢ to 84.0¢ per round|
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- hot ammo Review by 460xvr
Performance Value Quality
- possibly the best defensive handgun cartridge available today Review by me
Quality Performance Value
Hard to find because ATK normally sells the HST ammunition to law enforcement only, this round is highly destructive in soft tissue and also very resistant to clogging with clothing. Expansion to in excess of 1" in diameter is common with the .45 caliber version, combined with excellent penetration, even through hard barriers.
All the HST ammunition that contains bullets that are heavy for caliber (230gr .45, 180gr .40, and 147gr 9mm) are on the short list of ammunition that performs very well both in laboratory testing and on the street. Recommended without reservation, if you can get it. (Posted on 2/14/13)