Federal Premium Ammunition (aka Federal) announced a new product offering was now shipping. Called the HST Practice & Defend Combo Packs, these boxes contain both HST self defense rounds and American Eagle FMJ loads.
HST is the company’s premium brand of self defense and law enforcement ammunition. HST is widely respected by many people for its proved performance both in testing and “on the street.” American Eagle is a line of affordable practice ammunition also made by Federal. I’ve used both HST and American Eagle ammo in a variety of calibers and firearms and have had good performance from each. For what its worth, HST is on my short list of preferred carry ammo for both self defense and law enforcement use.
Federal is offering the combo packs in four different handgun calibers: .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. For all of the rounds, except the .380 ACP, the bullet weights in both HST and American Eagle are the same. Each package includes 20 rounds of HST and 100 rounds of American Eagle.
The packages are:
- .380 ACP: 99 grain HST with 95 grain American Eagle, MSRP is $80.95
- 9mm (aka 9×19, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum): 124 grain HST and American Eagle; MSRP $67.95
- .40 S&W: 180 grain HST and American Eagle; MSRP $84.95
- .45 ACP: 230 grain HST and American Eagle; MSRP $96.95