Coming Soon from Federal

New Ammunition for 9, 40 and 45

Appears to be a rendition of their excellent EFMJ (Expanding Full Metal Jacket) loads.



About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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2 Responses to Coming Soon from Federal

  1. John in KS says:

    It’s too bad they elected to use light-for-caliber bullets. Also, if they can’t get a 165 grain .45 bullet going any faster than 1140, something doesn’t seem right.

  2. gunwriter says:

    I’ve tested the Personal Protection version of these rounds and the light bullets hold up well since they retain all their weight. The EFMJ is a great design. I think the idea with the low velocity and light bullets is to keep recoil to a minimum – not suggesting it is the best approach. Loads like this can make some of the modern, light-weight handguns more comfortable to shoot, especially for the less experienced.

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