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    Federal HST

    Hi All,

    I got to doing a little research a while ago, and decided that the Federal HST looked like the SD ammo of choice. I didn't get any at the time, and now I can't seem to find any (9mm). Looks like either the 124 or the 147 would be good, but I haven't found any in stock anywhere.

    Anyone have any leads on this stuff?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Check out SGAmmo.com | Family Owned and Operated, Stillwater Oklahoma. I've never called them, but you may want to give them a call and see if they expect to lay hands on any, since it doesn't look like they have HST in 9mm now. They have, and I use HST for the 40. They do have Hi-shock though. They ship pretty quick compared to some of the other discount sellers.

    Oh... I picked up some Federal 9BPLE that is a +P+ round for the Nano. Haven't shot any of it yet, but it should be an effective SD round.
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    I'd buy a few different boxes of SD ammo before you decide on which round you are going to use. There are quite a few good SD rounds for the 9mm out there that you might want to take a look at.
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    Look at Cor Bon +P 115gr DPX, too.
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    Federal HST is IMO the very best. That's why it is hard to find. Try ammotogo.
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    +1 on ammotogo

    Federal has requested it not be sold to private individuals so it has made it very hard to find if you're not law enforcement.

    ammotogo ocassionaly has some that a LE agency has backed out of buying for one reason or another.

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    As others have said, it's very hard to find. I've been looking for it in .45 for some time now.

    I ended up getting some 230 gr. Winchester Ranger T's and have been happy with the performance of them so fr..
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    I agree with what others have said. Federal HST in any cartridge, is hard to find, being that LE use them the most.

    SGAmmo is a great place to find it as well.

    I use Federal Personal Defense in 165GR for my .40S&W and they look the same. :) Huge hollow cavity.


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    This is where I found HST 124gr +P a few months back and picked up 500 rounds. I feel just as good with Winchester Ranger T and that is available in 147gr as of a few days ago-picked up 400 rounds of it.



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    Check out SGAmmo.com | Family Owned and Operated, Stillwater Oklahoma. I've never called them, but you may want to give them a call and see if they expect to lay hands on any, since it doesn't look like they have HST in 9mm now. They have, and I use HST for the 40. They do have Hi-shock though. They ship pretty quick compared to some of the other discount sellers.

    Oh... I picked up some Federal 9BPLE that is a +P+ round for the Nano. Haven't shot any of it yet, but it should be an effective SD round.

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    Last week Academy Sports had HST in .45acp in stock. If one is near you, check there.

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    Thanks, Guys, for the info.

    Still no luck finding the HST's, but I may go with Ranger T's. The easiest to find seem to be the 127gr +P+, but I don't really want to go that hot in my CM9. Might just keep shopping for a while.

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    I shoot the 147 gr. HST's in my 9mm. I got 250 rounds a couple weeks ago from SGAmmo.

    If they are out of stock, I have no problem going with Ranger - T series, Speer Gold Dots or Remington Golden Saber. They are all going to give you the results you're looking for in my opinion.
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    Kyle's Gunshop & ammotogo are the two internet retailers that I've seen sell the HST line on a consistent basis.

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    Ranger T's and Gold Dots are excellent alternatives to HST's. I have found SGAmmo to have better prices lately than ammotogo. Delivery is fast as well. I've ordered on Wed and things delivered on Friday.


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