I’ve been looking for new carry ammo and after researching forums and videos on YouTube, decided to settle on the Federal HST 147gr 9mm ammo as my Glock 19 carry ammo. I can’t seem to find it anywhere, went to multiple gun shops around the Seattle Area, Eastside etc, none. I even tried online but folks online are price gouging and I had to buy like a case of it if I wanted one box.
Dropped into West Coast Armory in Factoria today and they had a bunch of em for about $30 a box of 50.
Here are some video reviews about the Federal HST 147gr :
This will be my primary carry ammo and my Speer Golddots and Federal Hydrashoks as backup.
Went over to DJ’s Loan in Bothell with Dave to look at their really impressive gun selection and found ONE last box of my fav .380 ammo for my Ruger LCP, the Hornady Critical Defense line.. This must be the hardest .380 ACP ammo to find. I’ve looked high and low both in physical retail outlets and online. Nada.
I do like the idea that it expands consistently no matter what you shoot it through.
here are specs of that ammo :
Don’t know how it performs in my gun, will try to shoot it through a chrono when I get my replacement.
Looks like I might have to put in a pre-order and wait 6 months to see if they’ll fulfill. anyone know where I can find some?
checkout some of the stats they published online : http://georgiapacking.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=25505
From Winchester’s Law Enforcement site :
and a caliber comparison using the same brand of ammo :
and here’s a in-depth article about choosing self defense ammo : http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#9mm
what do you carry?