This is a discussion on XM40HC (Federal HST in white box) within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I sent an E mail tp Federals LE rep about the XM40HC and this is what I was told.. There are basically 3 differences between ...
I sent an E mail tp Federals LE rep about the XM40HC and this is what I was told.. There are basically 3 differences between the P40HST1 and the XM40HC:
P40HST1 990-1025 FPS
Xm40HC 1015 +/- 16 FPS
2.. Muzzel Energy
P40HST1 406 ft lbs
XM40HC 410 ft. lbs
3.. Bullet Push
P40HST1 80lb min
XM40HC 70 lb min
He stated this ammunition was made for a customer, whether it was Military or Police was not specified. The ammunition that is available is the excess that was not purchased from the original order and made availabe for sale. It is HST. Hope this helps.
Hopefuly were done with this eh?
I think after 4 pages of conjecture punctuated with facts, we should be done. Not seconds, XM does not always mean second class ammo, it is HST, its brass cased by design rather than nickle, the easter bunny is a myth, 45 still is bigger than 9, and we should be done now............
As my name implies, I am an M&P9 owner, but I also own an XD40SC.
I picked up a special deal at my local dealer for 250 rounds of XMH40C for $100. After reading this thread, I thought "oh crap, probably just wasted $100 on crap ammo". Well, to make sure I didn't, I emailed Federal, asking about exactly what this product was. Here is their response:
So just thought I'd pass that on. This ammo is legit.Dear Customer:
The XM portion designates it is a government contract round, the H means it is an HST bullet and the C designates the bullet weight (A, B, C for 155, 165, 180).
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