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Posted On: 3/2/2023
By: RICHARD BABIN
A: Thanks for reaching out Richard! Only the packaging is different for those two products – the ammo inside is identical.
Posted On: 8/5/2022
A: Yes sir, this ammo should function correctly in a micro-compact like your GX4.
Posted On: 7/26/2022
A: Thanks for reaching out Tristan! When it comes to 9mm, bullet weight has surprisingly little impact on terminal performance. Sure, a lighter 124 grain bullet boasts a higher muzzle velocity, but a 147 grain bullet's greater mass compensates for that shortcoming – in effect, both bullets deliver practically identical kinetic energy to their targets. Some shooters note that heavier bullets produce less recoil; others prefer a lighter bullet's tendency to promote more reliable cycling. Really, whether you should prefer 124 or 147 grains for self-defense boils down to which one you feel more comfortable firing. Me, personally? I like the 147 grain for self-defense, but I don't attribute that to anything greater than my own personal preference. But to be sure, you'll be in great shape so long as you go with Federal HST like this ammo right here. Alongside Speer Gold Dot, it's the best on the market.
Posted On: 6/24/2022
By: Michael Benko
A: Thanks for reaching out Michael! I'd have recommended this ammo for your Ruger even if you hadn't asked about it specifically. In my and a lot of other guys' personal experience, 147 grain loads perform best out of a 9mm carbine. This is also some of the highest-quality self-defense 9mm we have in stock. So long as your carbine is functioning correctly, I'm confident you'll be satisfied with this ammo's performance.
Posted On: 6/21/2022
By: Ryan knight
A: Yes sir, this ammo is a perfect choice for self-defense with that handgun.
Posted On: 6/10/2022
By: Curry rios
A: Yes sir, this ammo's jacketed bullets should safely pass through a ported barrel or compensator.
Posted On: 5/30/2022
A: Happy Memorial day to you as well! That is a tough question, but only because you have selected the absolute best handgun defense lines of ammunition on the market. I personally believe there is little advantage to +P – just my opinion, of course – and I also personally prefer a heavier 9mm bullet for self-defense. As such I can only recommend the 147gr load. But to be very sure, 9mm bullet weights largely boil down to personal preference. If you prefer the recoil and point of aim provided by a 124gr, then your opinion is unassailable.
Posted On: 5/27/2022
A: Thanks for reaching out Leonard! If you've got a Luger and it's chambered for 9mm, then it should function correctly with this 9mm ammo. I would advise that you avoid 9mm +P ammo, but a Luger should handle standard pressure ammo like this just fine.
Posted On: 3/15/2022
A: Thanks for reaching out Jason! Federal does periodically update their packaging. I'm not sure which ammo you're accustomed to buying, but if its packaging has the product code P9HST2 or UPC no. 029465094447 then it's the same as the ammo you see here.
Posted On: 12/18/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out! This ammo will function correctly in 3" barrel handguns. The 1,150 fps muzzle velocity was recorded out of a 4" test barrel, so you can expect a lower MV out of a shorter barrel handgun. Penetration depth and expansion width won't be quite as high, but this ammo will still provide significantly better terminal ballistics for personal protection than ball ammo.
We haven't currently got it in stock, but Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Personal Protection 9mm +P ammo is excellent for self-defense with compact handguns. We haven't currently got it in stock, but its part # is 23611GD in case you'd like to look elsewhere for it.
Posted On: 12/13/2021
By: Roy M. Anderson
A: No sir, this isn't +P.
Posted On: 12/12/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out William! Blazer includes that warning because their FMJ bullets are plated. A plated bullet, when it passes through a ported barrel or compensator, may have a sliver of its jacket shaved off by a port. That sliver may then deflect back at the shooter, which can be highly unpleasant for the shooter. To be sure, Federal and Blazer are both owned by Vista Oufdoor, but that's really all this ammo and Blazer Brass share in common. This round's traditionally jacketed bullet poses no risk of injury when fired through a ported barrel!
Posted On: 12/2/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Darrell! If you've committed to take a deer with a 9mm, then this ammo – which is arguably the best for self-defense on the market – would be the right choice to do it with.
Posted On: 9/13/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Richard! I'm sorry to say we haven't. But we do have a lot of different manufacturers' 40 S&W ammo in stock right now. I hope you'll take a look!
Posted On: 8/13/2021
A: Absolutely sir, this ammo should function correctly in an SD9 VE.
Posted On: 8/11/2021
By: Gabe Avilez
A: Thanks for reaching out Gabe! Any of your 9mm handguns should fire any 9mm ammunition correctly, regardless of its bullet weight. Ultimately, it's only the shooter's preference that determines whether they should go with 115, 124 or 147 grains! If you're very used to 115 or 124 grain ammo, then I'd recommend sticking in one of those weight categories since you're already more familiar with their ballistics and would have that experiential advantage during a self-defense situation.
By all means, order this ammo if you'd like to go 147 grains. Federal HST genuinely is one of the best self-defense ammo labels on the market. But if you'd like to stay in the 124 grain category, Speer Gold Dot is another exceptional police-grade JHP ammo:
Posted On: 8/10/2021
By: Nick House
A: Thanks for reaching out Nick! It may be because you live in one of the places where state law prohibits us from shipping to. You can learn more about that here:
If you do not live in one of these places and believe you were denied your order in error, then I hope you'll contact our customer service team in the morning. You can reach them at email@example.com or 800-317-9506. I'm really more familiar with ammo than I am with our shipping policies, so I regret that's the best help I can give you.
Posted On: 8/9/2021
A: Yes sir! If it's muzzle velocity is lower than 1,125 fps, it's subsonic.
Posted On: 7/6/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Jerry! Yes sir, this ammo would make an excellent choice for self-defense with your Ronin. Whether 124 or 147 grains is better depends wholly on your personal preference.
Posted On: 7/5/2021
By: Mark Holman
A: Without question Mark, excellent choice of self-defense ammo for the PT92.
Posted On: 6/21/2021
By: John Reyes
A: Yes sir, your Glock 19 is designed to fire 9mm ammo like this.
Posted On: 2/24/2021
By: Jimmy Guidry
A: Thanks for reaching out Jimmy! We don't have an email list, but we do update our inventory frequently. I hope you'll check back in again soon!
Posted On: 11/15/2020
A: Hi Omar! In my honest opinion, bullet weight doesn't matter all that much when it comes to 9mm ammunition as far as handgun size is concerned. You'd ideally want something lower recoil for a subcompact, but a lighter bullet doesn't necessarily produce less recoil. Recoil is determined by handgun weight, propellant weight, bullet weight and muzzle velocity, but lighter 9mm bullets generally have higher muzzle velocities so it all sort of balances it out. Sorry if I'm getting off topic here, but again, I believe your P365 ought to run 147gr ammo just fine.
The only 9mm ammo we have in stock at this very moment is right here: luckygunner.com/handgun/9mm-ammo. Your P365 is rated for 9mm +P ammo, so I'd recommend the Gold Dot or Handgun Hunter ammo for your self-defense needs. Both are great rounds, but I'd prefer the Hornady ammo myself. Great stuff. Just don't order 9mm +P+ ammo because that could damage your firearm.
Posted On: 8/29/2020
By: J R
A: My apologies, but we do not have a system in place to alert our customers when a certain item has returned to our site. We are constantly getting in new ammo and updating our site just as frequently, however, so I hope you will check back in again soon to see how we may be of service to you!
Posted On: 8/9/2020
By: Robert Connelly
A: Absolutely, this is a good choice for self-defense with that weapon.
Posted On: 6/25/2020
By: Henry Davis
A: I'm sorry sir, but we do not ship to California, even if it's to a dealer or other FFL holder. I hope we're able to serve you one day!
Posted On: 6/15/2020
A: Great question! "HST" might possibly stand for "Hi-Shok Two," a reference to Federal's earlier self-defense bullet that its design is based on. Really, though, the letters are just this ammo's brand name.
Posted On: 3/24/2020
A: Thank you for reaching out, Andrew! Let us begin with a disclaimer: We are not lawyers, we are not qualified to give legal advice, and any advice we give you is not intended to serve as legal advice. For your answer: We understand that it is legal to possess hollow point ammunition in California. You may find a little more information on the subject in this article: allgov.com/usa/ca/news/california-and-the-nation/federal-court-upholds-sf-hollow-point-bullet-ban-and-gun-lock-box-law-140328?news=852783
Posted On: 3/21/2020
A: Thanks for asking, Neal! In general, by selecting a heavier bullet for a 9mm cartridge you receive superior momentum at the expense of a slower muzzle velocity. A slower muzzle velocity means faster bullet drop, which impacts accuracy, but at most practical self-defense ranges the effect may be negligible. Interestingly, the heavier bullet's slower speed may actually inhibit expansion to a degree, because it has less energy to force its nose cavity to open. In our opinion, one of the best reasons to select a 147 grain bullet is if you are using a suppresor; A 147 grain round's subsonic muzzle velocity creates a softer report for a muzzle to dampen. The FBI would indeed penalize a round for penetrating past 18 inches. The FBI considers a depth 14 to 16 inches ideal. We hope that helps!
Posted On: 3/1/2019
A: I would share your concerns Jason. I wouldn't want to depend on ammunition that has already seen use. All of our ammo is in new condition. We never "buy back" ammo to resell. You can buy with confidence.
Posted On: 11/3/2012
A: This Federal HST Law Enforcement ammunition is designed for and sold to many LE agencies. When this item is in stock, this is available to be purchased by any of our customers.