Carrying confidently no matter the caliber with Federal Premium HST [Video]

Last week I spent a day learning about Federal Premium’s diverse line of ammunition, from effective hunting loads to the standard in accurate target ammo to bullets designed specifically to stop a threat. I never knew how much engineering went into making accurate, reliable and effective ammo. Each of Federal Premium’s ammo lines is truly designed for a specific purpose.

What really impresses me are the stats on the HST Personal Defense Line. Beyond numbers there are plenty of photos and videos illustrating the point, but we hit the range for a live demo to put rounds through the test in gel.

What am I up to today? Just gel'n with @federalpremium #pewpew

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And I got to shoot it!


We shot 9mm, .40 and .45 and you can see the results…


My go-to carry gun is my trusty Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm. Seeing that 9mm HST bloom and penetrate into the gel practically as far as the .40 caliber was huge for me. When I need an even smaller gun, I can carry my M&P Bodyguard .380 with 380 Micro HST and do so comfortably and confidently.

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