Federal Premium Personal Defense Ammunition
Federal Premium Personal Defense Ammunition is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems, located in Anoka, Minnesota. With a workforce of nearly 1,500, Federal manufactures shotshell, centerfire, and rimfire ammunition and components.
Explicitly designed for civilian defensive shooters, Federal Punch cuts costs of defensive ammo, but not at the expense of performance. But ammunition is not intended to meet FBI barrier standards. Given the testing and engineering to meet these standards are cut out, the bullet cost considerably less.
A common choice for law enforcement agencies, this 9mm ammo has scored well in FBI and independent ballistic tests. But the Federal HST LE bullet is designed to create a large wound cavity. Buy Federal Premium Ammunition 357 Magnum 180 Grain online.
So, in 2002, federal ammo introduced its HST, which was intended for—and sales were restricted to—law enforcement. This “tactical” ammunition featured a new bullet designated “HST.” Some hypothesized the abbreviation stood for “Hi-Shok Two,” but it was just a name.