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|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1010|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||408|
After firing five rounds of Federal 180 gr HST from a Glock 27 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 .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) 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 .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) 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.
|40 S&W - 180 gr HST JHP - Federal Premium Law Enforcement - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.3||17.7||18.4||19.4||19.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.71||0.72||0.72||0.73||0.74|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||179.3||179.7||179.7||180.4||180.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||949||952||960||976||982|
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Superior service from Lucky Gunner
Received my 40 S&W, 180 gr HSTs 3 days after placing my order. Super fast shipping considering there was a major US holiday in the middle (4th of July) of the order. Lucky Gunner customer service is second to none. Thanks.
HSTs are consistently one of the most effective loads in any caliber for which they are offered, and 180gr .40 is no exception. Spectacular expansion and deep penetration happen consistently, and they feed reliably in all my .40s. Not much else to say.
My favorite defense ammo
it's a great rounds. many Law Enforcement agencies run this ammo. It shoots well.The only downside is that it is priced a bit higher than competitors comparable ammo. i typically run this or Hornady Critical Defense.
Great service & product!
Luckygunner.com always has great deals and service! The 180 gr HST JHP - Federal Premium Law Enforcement is the best defense round for the .40 S&W hand down. My Glock 22 performs flawlessly with the 180gr HST JHP so it is what I always carry for work with confidence. I also use the HST for my CCW pistols in 9MM and .45 ACP as well.
Pricey but so worth it.
This particular load is my dept's current .40 cal duty load. We have fired them into everything and they perform exactly as advertised. The price is what makes them a 4 star purchase instead of 5. Perfect defense / duty round. Lucky Gunner is one of the few places that routinely stocks it at a reasonable price, and they are fantastic to work with, and a first class operation.
Excellent Ammo and Service!!
This has been my second purchase at Luckygunner.com and the folks here do an outstanding job of making sure my orders have been placed promptly and correctly. Federal HST in my opinion is THE best ammo to use for self defense due to its availability, extreme reliability, expansion, penetration and consistent performance regardless of which caliber or firearm I have used. Currently, my favorite loads are the 180 gr. in 40, 147 gr +P in 9mm and 230 gr +P in 45 ACP. The presentation and pristine condition that the box and ammo was in when it arrived at my doorstep along with the fact that Luckygunner always has this brand in stock with their prompt delivery makes buying ammo online from them a no-brainer!!!! Two thumbs up for the folks here and I will definitely be buying more ammo from them once I replenish the leaves on the money tree.
Great SD Ammo
One of the best performing 180gr hollowpoints. Performed better than the old Hydra-Shok. Law enforcement and gov't agencies use this for a reason. Feeds and functions perfectly and expands consistently and beautifully.
The Perfect .40S&W Defense Ammo
From the price to the performance I can't say enough good things about Federal HST. It says something when you have to 'settle' for PDX1 when HST is out of stock. When this ammo is available I jump at it, because I know it flies off the proverbial shelves. I feel safer knowing that I have 180gr HST loaded as my Defensive Rounds.
Lucky Gunner, Great Price, Fast Shipping!
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Posted On: 7/19/2020 By: steve
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