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|Bullet Weight||150 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||900|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||270|
Ballistic gelatin testing is one way to get an idea of how a self-defense load might perform in a real world self-defense situation. So we fired five rounds of Federal 150 gr Micro HST from a Smith & Wesson M&P9c from a distance of 10 feet into a block of synthetic ballistic gel with a barrier of four layers of fabric simulating heavy clothing. We then gathered information on the expansion and penetration characteristics of this load. That data is represented in the chart below.
How this load compares to other 9mm Luger (9x19) loads from our tests in regards to bullet expansion and penetration can be found in the diagrams at the bottom of the page.
We also took photos of each bullet that was recovered from the gelatin, seen in the photo slider below. The high speed video shows this round impacting the ballistic gelatin at 10,000 frames per second.
Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin test, including more photos, videos, and data? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|9mm - 150 Grain HST JHP Micro - Federal Premium - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||15.5||15.9||16||18.3||20.6|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.668||0.681||0.681||0.731||0.772|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||149||149||149||150||150|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||875||879||893||894||898|
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Not what I expected
Federal is a great brand that I trust. So when target shooting with these rounds out of my walther ppq sc 3.5” barrel my grouping was absolutely ugly. I don’t doubt that they cycle well and I don’t doubt their effective stopping ability. I just couldn’t get tight groups with the 150gr bullet. I know bullet placement is king so I switched to 115gr rounds and my grouping returned to about 2”.
PERFECT FOR MY SIG P365
This ammo is just PERFECT for My SIG SAUER P365. I bought 4 boxes and shot 3 out of My P365 and NO PROBLEMS at all !!! The recoil was Very Low even out of the 3.1" Barrel of the SIG P365. Follow UP-SHOTS were VERY FAST AND SMOOTH. So NO lie; this is GREAT AMMO for Small Barrel Handguns.
HST 150 9mm MICRO
Almost no recoil impulse on my shield 9 feeds great no malfunctions and also
Like the heavy weight for caliber and ballistics I find on YouTube are great.
Velocity could be a bit higher but seems they designed the bullet to open with these low velocities. I carry these in summer and Ranger T 147 in winter
Federal HST 150
It worked great in my Sig P938(3”) and my Glock 19(4”). Expanded perfectly and I averaged 15.5” penetration with the Sig, and 19”to 20” penetration with the Glock. Some might consider the penetration with the Glock overpenetration. I, however, believe if you can’t get to the vital organs all the expansion in the world isn’t gonna do any good. Personally, I think over penetration is highly overrated
I was jazzed about getting some federal HST Ammunition for my Beretta 92FS. I bought 3 boxes to cover 2-15 round mags and 2-10 round mags. Little did I know that in the corner of the box it said MICRO. I went to the range to test fire 10 rounds. I had Failure to feed issues and everyone of them was failure to extract. I now know that it is made for smaller barrels and the slide for the 92fs is quite heavy. Rented a Glock 17 and 19, no problems. It just isnt the round for my pistol. It looks like a nice performer but not for my pistol. I resorted to Sig Sauer V-Crown 115 grn, no issues at all.
Great round but pricey
Bought for my Sig P290 terminal performance was not what I liked did not expand like the 124gr+p gold dot SB that I carry. But out of my CZ PCR very satisfied with the performance. Great expansion and penetration 7-gallon milk jugs filled with wet pack wish they were available in 50 rd boxes
Perfect for my Ruger LC9s
I tried cheap 115 range ammo and was disappointed with the accuracy. I researched and found short barrel 9mm do better with heavy weight and non +p. I was able to scrounge this last box from a gun dealer. After weeks of research this is perfect for what I need.
Excellent SD round for short barrels
Decided to purchase some more before they disappear from LG. Always trusted LG for service and delivery. Pricey SD rounds though for a carry round it's worth it. Pricey as it may be it is prudent to practice with a carry round every few months in between regular range practices.
New carry ammo
I have switched to these in my Glock 43. Worked flawlessly. Noticeably less recoil and flash than my previous round, Federal 147 grain HST. Luckygunner ballistic test shows better penetration and expansion plus easier follow-up shots.
pricy, but for carry, it's worth it.
I'd swear by the HST, in 9mm anyway. I switch between the 147+p and the 124 +p depending on what at the time I can come across, as it's a hard find. I use these loads out of my 5.31" barrel. For my 3.3 incher, I went with the HST micro load. More expensive, but I couldn't argue with the performance you showed me.
Another Great Round From Federal Premium, This Time For The Sub-Compact Crowd!
I have about (20) of these "Micro" HST's that have been shot/captured (into water) and each and every one of them expanded perfectly, with the petals all folding back to the base. They are essentially twins of one another. Seems like a great round from what I can tell. VERY consistent expansion and great ballistics. Can't go wrong IMO.
Groups are tighter and it has significantly less recoil than the standard 147gr HST's out of my Sig 938.
The only thing negative I have to say about the round is it isn't offered in the 50 round law enforcement box so it is double the cost of the 147's but that hasn't stopped me from making the 150's my go to carry round in the p938
Great round in my shield
Broke in my new ported 9mm shield with 124 gr Sig V-Crown and they worked fine. The new Federal 150 gr HST became available so I tried some....wow what a great round to use in a small handgun. Especially good round in the ported shield, no flash and very mild recoil
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