This 9mm cartridge’s 147 grain projectile’s purple jacket is more than just pretty. It shields the lead in its core against hot propellant gasses, making for a cleaner shooting environment. It creates little friction to lengthen a pistol barrel’s life span. It prevents the kind of metal fouling that gradually robs a weapon of its accuracy until it can be cleaned. And perhaps best of all, it minimizes dangerous splash-back, even when it hits a steel target! If you would utilize Federal’s HST ammo for self-defense, you will appreciate how closely this round simulates an analogous HST round’s performance.
This round’s Catalyst primer burns hot to provide near instantaneous ignition of the propellant, and doesn’t disperse heavy metals for the shooter to breathe in once ignited. The round’s new casing seats its heavyweight bullet nice and evenly, and warrants being saved if you like to reload your brass.