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Federal Ammunition Introduces New Practice & Defend Packs

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 15, 2020 – Pair the self-defense load proven by law enforcement with the industry’s most complete training ammunition for a combination like no other. New Federal Practice & Defend Packs include 50 HST Personal Defense loads and 50 Syntech Training Match rounds. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

The two loads in these 100-count combo packs produce identical velocities, trajectories and point of impact for the most realistic training and utmost protection. Two loads each with a specific purpose in one package: Practice with the Syntech Training Match and carry the HST.

Features & Benefits

• Ballistically paired Syntech Training Match and HST loads

• Practice loads’ Total Synthetic Jacket prevents metal fouling, reduces barrel heat and friction, and minimizes splash-back against hard targets

• HST expands reliably through a variety of barriers and penetrates to ideal depths for self-defense situations

• Flawless function and reliability in semi-automatic pistols

Part No. / Description / MSRP

P9HST2TM100 / 9mm Luger 147-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1000 fps / $60.99

P9HST1TM100 / 9mm Luger 124-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1150 fps / $60.99

P40HST1TM100 / 40 S&W 180-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1010 fps / $68.99

P45HST2TM100 / 45 Auto 230-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 890 fps / $73.99

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

2 Responses to “Federal Ammunition Introduces New Practice & Defend Packs”

  1. Willis Bee says:

    China produces 8x more lead than U.S. Plan to see a major increase in cost for ammo as lead becomes scarce here, and no plans for increases in domestic mining. The freight alone from back-up sources like Australia and S. America will be stiff. I am glad to see bullet innovation like this, especially when you and I will be competing with governments (ours included) to buy ammo. You all recall the big .40cal purchase in 2013 by DHS ? Three years later, all of DHS moves to 9mm platforms. We should’ve been buying 9mm. Eye on the ball folks.

  2. larry schwartz says:

    it is nice that they are packaging it like this. It is also nice that we now have another set of practice and defense rounds that shoot and hit the same way. But, a quick look at the .40 ammo shows that you can buy the boxes separately at a number of vendors for less than the combo pack, by about $10.00. Of course, the price shown above is likely their suggested manufacturers retail price, and it will be sold for less by the online vendors. So, do what works for you, buy their combo pack or buy them separately. I will be interested to see what price the online vendors use.