Federal Tactical Bonded

Federal Tactical Bonded

This is a discussion on Federal Tactical Bonded within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Anyone tested the Tac Bonded line? Are any departments carrying these? Are they comparable the the HSTs?...

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Federal Tactical Bonded

  1. #1
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142

    Question Federal Tactical Bonded

    Anyone tested the Tac Bonded line? Are any departments carrying these? Are they comparable the the HSTs?


  2. #2
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142
    Wow, not even here!

  3. #3
    Member Array johns961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by paratroop23 View Post
    Wow, not even here!
    Check back in a week or so. I have a box I am going to test. Along with some
    Ranger +P and Speer GD +P. I hope to get out Friday.

    John!

  4. #4
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142
    Quote Originally Posted by johns961 View Post
    Check back in a week or so. I have a box I am going to test. Along with some
    Ranger +P and Speer GD +P. I hope to get out Friday.

    John!
    Sounds good!! I look forward to hearing the results.

    I have several boxes (165gr, 180gr and 230gr +P)that arrived after I posted this thread. I still haven't tested them out yet. The local ranges don't allow us to fire at anything other than paper, so my tests will just be for accuracy and compatibility with my weapons.
    Last edited by paratroop23; April 5th, 2007 at 08:59 AM.

  5. #5
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142
    Well I fired several boxes of Federal Tactical Bonded rounds today, and I'm impressed.

    I was expecting the 230gr +P rounds to be a beast, but they handled very well out of my USPf .45 and USPc .45. They fed and fired flawlessly, and were very accurate. I was also impressed with the very small muzzle flash! The Tactical HydraShoks 230gr are flamethrowers!


    I also fired some 165gr Tactical Bonded and HSTs through my USPf .40, and was equally impressed with the accuracy, reliabilty, and lack of huge muzzle flash.
    Last edited by paratroop23; April 7th, 2007 at 09:10 PM.

  6. #6
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142
    Quote Originally Posted by johns961 View Post
    Check back in a week or so. I have a box I am going to test. Along with some
    Ranger +P and Speer GD +P. I hope to get out Friday.

    John!
    How did your test go?

  7. #7
    Member Array johns961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    37
    I was at last able to get to the range. I took some Federal Tactical 230 grain +P .45.
    And I took some Ranger 230 grain +P .45. I fired them in my H&K USP.
    It functioned perfectly, but I don't think I will get anymore. For close range home defense, I will give up a little recoil for faster follow up's and more accurate shooting. I am going back to the standard pressure gold dots for HD.
    The +P stuff will become range material for practice.
    The ammunition does function well and is very accurate, but it is not for me.

    John!

  8. #8
    Member Array paratroop23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ft. Bragg
    Posts
    142
    Do you have the fullsize or compact USP.

    The Tactical Bonded rounds in 230gr only come in +P. I've never fired Gold Dots, but I've heard nothing but excellent things about GDHPs! The LEOs in my area carry Gold Dots. Right now I'm carrying either Federal Tactical Bonded or Federal HSTs in both calibers that I carry(.40sw and .45acp)

  9. #9
    Member Array johns961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    37

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by paratroop23 View Post
    Do you have the fullsize or compact USP.

    The Tactical Bonded rounds in 230gr only come in +P. I've never fired Gold Dots, but I've heard nothing but excellent things about GDHPs! The LEOs in my area carry Gold Dots. Right now I'm carrying either Federal Tactical Bonded or Federal HSTs in both calibers that I carry(.40sw and .45acp)
    I have the Full size USP .45. You are correct. The Federal Tactical only comes in +P. That's a bummer. I buy upon price and availabilty in 230 grain HP's from Gold Dot's, Rangers and HST. I am not a fan of winchester's white box ammunition but I like their 230 grain HP. I use to like the Hornady TAP stuff but they have increased the power to 950 FPS. I wish to keep everything below 900. It might sound funny, but that's just me.

    John!

  10. #10
    Member Array johns961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    37

    Smile

    I forgot to mention... Another round I have but forgot to take for testing is the Hornady TAP 230 grain. It is not rated +P but the numbers on the box says
    muzzle velocity is 950 fps which is +P speed. This and the other rounds I tested
    aure suppose to have a flash suppresent to reduce muzzle flash. This hornady is suppose to be the best. It might be a good night home defense round.

    John!

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. FEDERAL TACTICAL BONDED 9mm. OR FEDERAL HST
    By The Fish in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: July 24th, 2012, 03:02 PM
  2. Federal Tactical Bonded 9mm??
    By The Fish in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 30th, 2008, 11:27 AM
  3. Federal HST or Winchester Bonded?
    By Ace12 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: August 15th, 2008, 12:08 PM
  4. Federal Tactical vs. HST?
    By PhillyGlock23 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 23rd, 2008, 01:38 AM
  5. Federal 'Tactical Bonded' .45 water test.....(pics)
    By Smitty908 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: July 17th, 2007, 03:05 AM

Search tags for this page

165 .gr federal tactical bonded what velocity is required to expand
,
federal bonded .40
,
federal hst vs tactical bonded
,

federal tactical bonded

,

federal tactical bonded .40

,
federal tactical bonded .40 review
,
federal tactical bonded 165
,
federal tactical bonded 230-grain p
,
federal tactical bonded 45 acp
,

federal tactical bonded review

,
federal tactical bonded reviews
,
tactical bonded review
Click on a term to search for related topics.