First Look: Federal HST Ammunition in .357 Mag. and .327 Fed. Mag.

Two new defensive rounds for the wheelgun aficionados out there.

posted on July 14, 2023
Federal Hst in .357 and .327

Federal Premium is rolling out its flagship Personal Defense HST defensive round in two additional revolver calibers: the .357 Magnum and the .327 Federal Magnum. These two calibers join the rest of Federal Premium’s defensive ammunition lineup that already include other popular calibers such as 9mm, .40S&W, .45 ACP, .357 SIG, .30 Super Carry and others.

“When it comes to choosing a caliber for personal defense, the .357 Mag. and .327 Federal Magnum continue to be popular choices,” said Federal Ammunition Handgun Product Director, Nick Sachse. “A big reason for the continued popularity of these calibers is the preference to carry a revolver for everyday carry. We are excited to add these new loads to the already proven line of HST Personal Defense handgun ammunition.” 

“Users that want to carry a magnum caliber for personal defense, want to utilize the full benefit of them. The specially engineered 104-grain .327 Federal Magnum and 154-grain .357 Mag. HST Jacketed Hollow Points were designed to take full advantage of magnum cartridges with consistent terminal performance,” continued Sachse. “From a terminal performance standpoint, these magnum cartridges provide energy that allows for both excellent penetration and expansion, and like all HST bullets, this performance can be relied on through heavy clothing.”

Federal Premium Personal Defense HST cartridges are loaded in nickel cases to protect against long term corrosion and assembled with high grade premium primers and sealed off to protect the ammunition from the elements. 

Federal Premium Personal Defense HST .357 Magnum Specifications:

  • Bullet Weight: 154 grains 
  • Bullet Type:  Jacketed Expanding Hollow Point, HST
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1,340 fps
  • Quantity Per Box: 20 rounds
  • MSRP: $44.99

Federal Premium Personal Defense HST .327 Federal Magnum:

  • Bullet Weight: 104 grains
  • Bullet Type:  Jacketed Expanding Hollow Point, HST
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1,500 fps
  • Quantity Per Box: 20 rounds
  • MSRP: $33.99

Please visit for more information on this new ammunition or other products from Federal Premium.


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