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|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||890|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||404|
After firing five rounds of Federal 230 gr HST from a Kahr CW45 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 .45 ACP (Auto) 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 .45 ACP (Auto) 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.
|45 ACP - 230 gr HST JHP - Federal Premium Personal Defense - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.1||13.3||13.4||13.6||16.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.83||0.84||0.84||0.86||0.87|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||229.1||229.6||229.6||229.7||229.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||810||811||822||834||835|
Federal HST very impressed, I’ll keep it
Review by Budski
Love HST Federal Ammo
(Posted on 9/17/2019)
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HST Personal Defense Ammo of Choice
Review by Kpchurch
I shot a total of 150 flawless rounds (75 of each) of both the HST & HST +P out of my WC 4" Professional Carry 1911. I'm using the HST during the summer months (less clothes) and the HST +P for the winter months.
(Posted on 8/31/2017)
2 of 6
amazing accuracy, no malfs in 250+ rounds
Review by NoRunJustGun
I let others gel test, but my match accurized 1911 printed a 5" 5-shot group from sandbags at 100 yards (half the size of WWB and Ranger SXT groups). Feeds flawlessly from 2 different 1911s and 2 G21s.
(Posted on 6/7/2017)
3 of 6
Review by Eddie
Great ammo Great accuracy shot in water Unbelievable expansion
(Posted on 3/8/2017)
4 of 6
Good Quality & Performance
Review by Wes
This ammo is an all around good performer. It provides extremely good accuracy and is a consistently high quality product. The ammo was packaged very well and shipped quickly.
(Posted on 5/30/2016)
5 of 6
Wildly impressed with this round, 230 grain HST
Review by Adman
I took this standard pressure round to the range today to specifically test its recoil and accuracy against the +P version. I was wildly impressed with both. The accuracy was consistent, even across both pressures. The recoil difference was minimal. I was using a Sig P220 with a 4.4" bbl and alternated mags. I will use the standard pressure in close quarters and the +P outside and feel very confident. Done and done. Great .45 ACP round.
(Posted on 3/12/2016)
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Posted On: 1/1/2020 By: Randall Webb
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