A List of FBI Approved Ammo.

A List of FBI Approved Ammo.

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    A List of FBI Approved Ammo.

    Many of of us don't need 'Duty Ammo', but the makes that have passed the LEO Duty list may get some shooters started.
    Some of these may be a bit more than you need, but it sure beats being under-powered until you find what you need.

    The Rounds listed bellow in 9mm, .40 Cal and 45 ACP, have been tested and/or meet your carry standard.


    Barnes XPB 115gr HP (35515) such as loaded by Cor-Bon (DPX09115)
    Winchester Partition Gold 124gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    Winchester Ranger Bonded 124 gr +P JHP (RA9BA)
    Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA)
    Winchester Ranger-T 147gr JHP (RA9T)
    Winchester Bonded 147gr JHP (RA9B/Q4364)
    Speer Gold Dor 124gr JHP
    Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)
    Speer Gold Dot 147gr JHP (53619)
    Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
    Remington Golden Saber 147gr JHP (GS9MMC)
    Federal Tactical 124gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)
    Federal HST 147gr JHP (P9HST2)
    Federal HST 124gr JHP +P (P9HST3)

    .40 S&W

    Barnes all-copper bullets (140 & 155gr) loaded by: Cor-Bon (DPX40140)
    Winchester Ranger 180gr JHP (RA40T)
    Winchester Ranger 165gr JHP (RA40TA)
    Winchester Partition Gold 165gr JHP (RA401P)
    Winchester Bonded 180gr JHP (Q4355)
    Speer Gold Dot 155gr JHP (53961)
    Speer Gold Dot 180gr JHP (53962)
    Federal Tactical 165gr JHP (LE40T3)
    Federal Tactical 180gr JHP (LE40T1)
    Federal HST 180gr JHP (P40HST1)
    Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)


    Barnes XPB/TAC-XP 185gr HP loaded by:
    Cor-Bon (DPX45185)
    Taurus (TCB45ACP185HP)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP (RA45T)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP +P (RA45TP)
    Federal Tactical 230gr JHP (LE45T1)
    Federal HST 230gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
    Federal HST 230gr JHP (P45HST2)
    Speer Gold Dot 230gr JHP (23966)
    Speer Gold Dot 230gr +P JHP
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    Do they test brands like Underwood and Double Tap?
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    Good to see the Federal HST 180grain JHP I use on there.
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    This list has been around for long time it a good one to get ideas to check out.
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    OP, can you supply us with a cite or hyperlink to where you obtained this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    OP, can you supply us with a cite or hyperlink to where you obtained this information?

    Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo

    and here-

    Service Caliber Handgun Duty and Self-Defense Ammo
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    Winchester Ranger...sweet. lol!
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    LGStore had 50-round boxes of Federal HST 230gr JHP (P45HST2) for $24.95 with a 4-box limit. I bought 4 and went back the next day and they were gone.
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    I didn't see AP on that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    LGStore had 50-round boxes of Federal HST 230gr JHP (P45HST2) for $24.95 with a 4-box limit. I bought 4 and went back the next day and they were gone.
    Great price! I found some online for about that price, but haven't seen any in stores anywhere close to that. Heck, some of the stores are charging more than that for noname-brand FMJ!
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    I've been using HST for several years. So far I haven't found any of my guns that didn't like it.
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    Correct me if I am incorrect, but from what I am reading, this is the 2012 test. There are quite a few rounds that meet or exceed FBI protocol not mentioned on the list. Hornady and Double Tap are 2 manufacturers that come to mind immediately. I don't place too much faith in FBI testing for a defense caliber. Too much penetration after going through a layer of glass, wood or sheet metal. May as well use ball ammo.
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