Ever since its development, the Federal Premium HST round has been a go-to for professional and personal-defense use, and many of today's armed citizens stoke their pistols with this potent projectile. The hollow-point bullet design is purpose-built to offer wide, consistent expansion while also penetrating deeply and retaining nearly 100 percent of its weight. Speaking of weight, the 10mm HST round goes beyond the 180-grain projectile loaded in the .40 S&W offering. Instead, these HST rounds are loaded with heavy, 200-grain HST rounds and feature a factory-recorded muzzle velocity of 1,130 fps. This makes for a true, full-power load that's purpose-built for personal defense.
Each Federal Premium HST 10mm Auto round is designed to penetrate to the ideal depth in a ballistic medium, as prescribed by the FBI protocol, and the bullet is designed to accomplish this without the risk of overpenetration. From a reliability standpoint, the company's engineers designed the bullet profile of the HST round to ensure smooth, trouble-free feeding in all of today's popular 10 mm handguns. HST projectiles are loaded into brass cases complete with a nickel plating, which features reduced friction, heightened corrosion-resistance and a bright surface that can be easily seen in a quick press-check to ensure you're loaded and ready to roll. Primers are also specially formulated to ensure reliable functioning in today's semi-automatics.
Each Federal Premium HST 10mm Auto pack, holding 20 rounds, retails at a suggested price of $34.95.