Handgun Ammunition

38 Special +P HST®

Federal Premium® Personal Defense® HST® offers everything needed in a personal defense round: consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance. That’s why it’s already the duty load of choice for law enforcement officers throughout the world.

PART # Use Caliber Bullet Weight Grains Muzzle Velocity Bullet Style BALLISTIC COEFFICIENT Brand Reviews


Personal Defense 38 Special +P 130 890 HST® 0.14 Personal Defense® HST

Velocity in Feet per Second

Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
890 866 844 823 803

Energy in Foot Pounds

Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
229 217 206 196 186

Average Range

25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-2.0 -7.1 -15.3

Trajectory for a 25 yards zero with a sight height of 0.9 inches.


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