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Federal's new PD ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by P95Carry, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Guess many of you may have already seen this ...... in the new ''Handguns'' mag perhaps. For those who haven't .. here's a look.

    Doesn't scan that well from a mag but, haven't over compressed the image too much so as to keep some text readable.

    I like the looks of this stuff ...... first test I remember seeing ....

  2. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Ah. I see Federal is back to their old "oh, let's wimp out on the powder charge" tricks.


    Dunno if Cor-Bon is shipping the Pow'R'Ball in 9mm yet. I know it's in development. The 45ACP is out; it's FAR faster, over 100fps with the same weight and the projectile design is better.

    Betcha anything the Cor-Bon will get more velocity in a 3.5" barrel than those "personal defense" rounds will get in a 5".
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jim .... I have been lookin out for the Pow'R'Ball .... as yet haven't found anyone stocking that.:(
  4. Firefighter

    Firefighter Well-Known Member

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  5. Firefighter

    Firefighter Well-Known Member

  6. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Well interesting Firefighter ........ damn! How to choose the ''definitive'' round?!!
  7. Tango Sierra

    Tango Sierra Well-Known Member

  8. mrapathy2000

    mrapathy2000 member

    I am not impressed with EFMJ rounds. corbon stuff is always bit on the hot side. btw you can buy corbon ammo from theyre website

  9. lawcox

    lawcox Member

    I can't believe they're totally discontinuing the Hydra-shok for this. To stop production on a brand that has been a distinguishing sales point for Federal Ammo, it's a bad business move.

    Check out those bullet weights. 105gr. 9mm and 165 gr. .45?

    I won't be an early adopter on this one.
  10. sm

    sm member

    I have reservations about this whole new direction. Granted, I didn't use the HS like a lot of folks , I liked and still like the Federal Classic 9BP and 45D.
    I'm slow to change , I miss the "flying ashtrays", of yore .
  11. Tango Sierra

    Tango Sierra Well-Known Member

    I just noticed the weights in AmmoLab tests are for different weight rounds then in the opening post of this thread.
  12. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    The Federal Law Enforcement ammo has different bullet weights than their Personal Defense ammo.

    Both are available to the public.
  13. Moparmike

    Moparmike Well-Known Member

    Firefighter, that looks like some kick@$$ ammo. I could grow prize-winning potatoes in that wound cavity.:eek:
  14. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    I guess all y'all missed all of the other threads about this such as this one ?

    By the way;

    9mm Personal Defense load is 105gr @ 1290 fps
    9mm Law Enforcement load is 124gr @ 1173 fps

    .40 Law Enforcement load is 165 @ 1056

    .45 Personal Defense load is 165gr @ 1085 fps
    .45 Law Enforcement load is 200gr @ 1001 fps

    All fired from Glocks
  15. DontShootMe

    DontShootMe Well-Known Member

    Hey P95Carry


  16. Firefighter

    Firefighter Well-Known Member

    flying ashtrays are still available..look at Cor Bon's .45 ACP 200 grainer and tell me it isn't the flying ashtray of yore :D
  17. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    "Flying ashtrays" are still available from CCI.

    They're just loaded in the Blazer cases is the only difference.

    Catalogue number is #3568
  18. Dave T

    Dave T Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly the results of the FBI research after the Miami mess was a minimum of 12-14" of penetration. These two load show penetration in the 8-9" range. This sound seriously inadequate. Why is everybody so excited about this stuff???
  19. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    The .45 200gr +P load is pretty warm. I fired 100 rounds the other day and my hand knew it after I was done. They are for sure hotter than 230gr Hydra Shoks. They have a similar profile to the Hydra Shok's but dont feed as well in unthroated guns, or at least mine. I had 2-3 FTF's per mag in my stock Series 70 Colt. The same gun will shoot the Hydra Shok's without trouble. They fed fine in my throated Commander and shot well. Ammoman has the 200gr +P load.

  20. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I don't get it, it looks like the only real difference is that Federal is packaging their EFMJs in 20-rd plastic boxes instead of their existing EFMJs in 50-rd paper boxes so to confuse/exite magic-bullet users? :confused:

    So this means that I've been using Impersonal Defense ammo all my life? -didn't know I had been soooo wrong!

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