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|Bullet Weight||99 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1030|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||233|
After firing five rounds of Federal 99 gr HST from a Glock 42 into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this .380 Auto (ACP) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high-speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Federal load compares to other .380 Auto (ACP) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|380 Auto - 99 Grain HST JHP - Federal Personal Defense - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||20.1||20.2||21.1||22.3||28.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.353||0.353||0.354||0.354||0.355|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||99||99||99||99||99|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||880.2||880.2||899.9||901.3||903.1|
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Federal HST 380 ACP 99gr
Awesome carry round for .380. Cycles reliably in my Walther PPK/S(Interarms Version) with no issues. The Walther PPK and PPK/S have a history of issues feeding JHP rounds and cycling reliably when not using FMJ’s, but the Federal HST 99gr JHP feeds and cycles without any problems. I’ve yet to have a FTF, FTE, or any type of problem when firing this ammo. I would definitely recommend this round for anyone carrying a pistol chambered in 380 ACP
Sure it goes BANG when you pull the trigger, so the quality of the bullet itself is primo. But, its performance is horribly poor because it performs like regular ball ammo. It does NOT expand at all in real life situations. My agency unfortunately mandates this round in our .380’s as an optional off duty/back-up gun. This bullet is a total let down, compared to some other ,380’s that perform marginally better. So for a “beach” gun carried in the shorts, this HST round is only slightly better than throwing sand and sea shells at a bad guy. If you can run away instead, by all means do so. I suggest you use a better performing round like the Sig v-crown .380.
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Posted On: 1/22/2017 By: Josh
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