On Duty: The Federal HST 45ACP

Federal HST On The Front Line

Today we are testing the preferred 45ACP ammunition of the local law enforcement community. Federal Premium 45ACP HST 230gr ammunition.

This test provides valuable information, chronograph data, accuracy data, penetration and expansion data.

Test Pistols

These pistols are what the local LEO community carries for on duty and off duty.

Glock 30

On Duty: The Federal HST 45ACP 1

Glock 21

On Duty: The Federal HST 45ACP 3

Guest Pistol

Of course a revolver

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Slow Motion Surprise

Pay close attention to the slow motion


In closing it seems for the federal HST to perform flawlessly it needs to be driven to a velocity of 800 to 850fps.

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Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

Those HST’s really opened up well!


I’m considering getting that ammo for self defense, thanks again for the video!