Federal Premium is now shipping the new .380 ACP load in the HST line. This load uses the HST design bullet that has gained significant popularity in the law enforcement and personal protection markets. The cases are nickel plated and bullets weigh 99 grains.
According to the company, the rounds were tested for penetration and reliability using a handgun that had a 2.75″ barrel. Hopefully this means the rounds will have a similar level of success Speer has seen with the short barrel loads in the Gold Dot line.
The suggested retail price is $25.95 for a box of 20 rounds.