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Federal Ammunition Introduces New Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto

Friday, July 10th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – July 9, 2020 – Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep’s bullet design brings the 380 Auto cartridge to all-new heights—or in this case, depths. This new micro-handgun ammunition offering is the first expanding 380 Auto load to consistently penetrate beyond the FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum in bare gel and through heavy clothing.  Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“FBI protocol for handgun ammunition testing includes a series of rigorous scenarios. Bullets are shot through materials such as 10-percent ordinance gelatin, laminated automotive safety glass, plywood, wallboard and heavy clothing specified by the FBI,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “While our larger caliber ammunition is designed to meet and exceed these requirements, the smaller 380 Auto is designed to offer the best possible blend of performance in a compact handgun platform.”

Testing done by Federal ammunition engineers in their Anoka, Minnesota facilities showed typical results of 13 to 13 ½ inches of penetration in bare gel and 13 ¼ to 14 inches through heavy clothing. Test gun barrel lengths were from common, compact handguns ranging from 2 ¾ to 3 ½ inches. The bullet and load are also fine-tuned to ensure delivery of consistent performance across all handgun platforms, including ones with longer barrels, to stay within that 13- to 14-inch goal range. 

“It’s a completely new bullet design. We didn’t just take a 45 ACP, 40 S&W or 9mm Hydra-Shok Deep bullet and make it smaller,” said Laack. “During development, engineers looked at several design elements such as bullet weight, jacket, skiving, profile, and hollow point design elements to determine what modifications were necessary for the 380 Auto.

Hydra-Shok Deep 380 scores a blistering 1,000 feet per second at the muzzle and delivers full expansion in both the bare gel and heavy clothing tests when shot from a variety of common compact handguns.

• First expanding 380 Auto to consistently penetrate beyond FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum in bare gel and through heavy clothing
• Improved penetration through common barriers
• Iconic center post design has been improved for better, more consistent expansion through standard barriers
• Consistent, specially formulated propellant
• Extremely reliable Federal primer with sealant


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 www.federalpremium.com.

Federal Ambassador Dakota Overland Wins the Ladies Division at the 2020 USPSA Multigun National Championship

Monday, July 6th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – June 23, 2020 – Federal brand ambassador and competitive shooter Dakota Overland takes home the Ladies Division title at the recent 2020 USPSA Multigun Nationals Match in Frostproof, Florida.

“The match itself wasn’t ladies focused, however I won both the Ladies’ categories in the Tactical and Overall,” reported Overland. “I had no malfunctions, and my ammo worked flawlessly with unbeatable accuracy and reliability. Throughout my shooting career, Federal has been my ammo of choice and continues to be.”

“Dakota bested 17 other female competitors in 12 different stages over two days of competition to take top honors,” said Federal Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “This annual USPSA summer event attracts top multigun shooters from across the country, and for her to take home the Overall Ladies title is quite impressive. We congratulate her for a great match and representing Federal in such a big way.”

Although still in her teens, Dakota Overland is an avid hunter and ambitious competitor who regularly participates in United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) pistol and 3-gun matches. Her schedule, which typically includes an average of 13 major shoots each season, has taken her on a whirlwind tour of some of the country’s top ranges. Along with the thrill of rapid-fire competition, Dakota enjoys the camaraderie among shooters, as well as helping other young people get into the sport.

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 www.federalpremium.com.

Ready for Summer: New Federal Merchandise

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – July 1, 2020 – Demanded by hunters and shooters across the country, Federal Ammunition has launched a comprehensive line of high-quality branded gear for sale direct to consumer, alongside the company’s ammunition products. The new merchandise includes men’s and women’s apparel, home décor, hunting and range gear, educational tools, gifts and more, featuring exclusive products from Federal’s partners such as Black Rifle Coffee Company, Duluth Pack and others.

“Federal Ammunition’s products have been making a name for themselves at the range and in the field since 1922,” said Federal’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “Our ammunition has made a lasting connection with Federal fans who want to make our brand part of their everyday lifestyle. Now, our consumers can show off the Shockwave like never before with a full new line of Federal-branded products.”

Federal’s new line of branded merchandise has something for every hunter and shooter. For example, Federal fans can gear up for their next range day with Federal paper target packs, ammo storage boxes, and, for a limited time, an exclusive line of apparel showing support for USA Shooting.

Product Highlights for July 2020

• Federal Target 10 Pack


• Prairie Storm Ammo Box


• Federal/USA Shooting T-Shirt


During the month of July, check out this promotion – Choose a free Federal branded YETI® tumbler, camp mug, or wine tumbler when you buy two or more boxes of Federal Premium Terminal Ascent – Federal’s newest line of high-performance, all-range centerfire hunting loads. 

With new items added frequently alongside exciting sales and promotions, customers are encouraged to check www.federalpremium.com/merchandise regularly to see what’s new.

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 www.federalpremium.com

CCI’s Newest Clean-22 Option is Optimized for Suppressed Firearms and Packed in Convenient Cartons

Friday, June 26th, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – June 24, 2020 – CCI Ammunition is proud to announce new Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR rounds, packaged in CCI’s new easy-to-pour, bulk-pack cartons. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

This new ammunition uses an advanced polymer bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor by up to 60 percent. The exclusive feature allows much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance, as well as excellent accuracy. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, the loads cycle reliably through any suppressed firearm.

“Clean-22 ammunition provides an advantage because its polymer coating replaces the wax that is traditionally applied to 22 LR ammunition,” said CCI Rimfire Product Manager Dan Compton. “The goal of traditional wax is to protect the barrel of the gun from buildup of lead or copper created as bullets pass through it. But this wax does not totally encapsulate the bullet, so metal and wax deposits eventually build up and the gun needs to be cleaned. However, because the Clean-22 polymer coating completely encapsulates the bullet, it does a better job protecting the barrel from dirt and buildup than wax. The cleaner results are quite impressive.” 

• Black polymer bullet coating reduces lead fouling in suppressors up to 60 percent
• Ballistically optimized 40-grain lead round nose bullet
• Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
• Extremely reliable CCI priming and brass case


Federal Ammunition Now Offers 350 Legend in Its Fusion Line

Friday, June 19th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – June 15, 2020 – The 350 Legend cartridge offers higher velocities than any straight-wall, deer-hunting cartridge. Federal initially launched the 350 Legend cartridge into its product catalog by offering two soft-point 180-grain options in its Power-Shok and Non-Typical lines. Now, Federal upgrades its product mix by adding a molecularly-bonded Fusion load in the lighter weight of 160 grains. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“The 350 Legend delivers superior ballistics and fast velocities for a straight-wall cartridge. It has become quite popular because it’s legal for hunting in many areas where bottleneck centerfire rifle cartridges are prohibited,” said Federal Centerfire Product Manager Eric Miller. “Fusion is one of our most loved product lines because it offers best-in-class performance. Offering 350 Legend in our trusted Fusion lineup is something we know deer hunters will appreciate.”

The 350 Legend cartridge touts significantly less recoil than 450 Bushmaster and more energy than 223 Rem. It’s an ideal fit for compact, maneuverable MSRs and bolt-action rifles. It also delivers ample energy to take down any buck. 

Fusion provides the largest expansion and highest weight retention in its class, making it the ideal choice for this modern straight-wall cartridge. With a molecularly-fused jacket and a pressure-formed core, Fusion transfers maximum energy on target with reliable, tag-filling accuracy. 

• New 350 Legend 160-grain option
• Copper jacket is electro-chemically applied to its pressure-formed lead core
• Skived, pre-programmed nose provides consistent expansion
• Maximum weight retention for deep penetration
• Quality components and excellent accuracy


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 www.federalpremium.com.

Speer Introduces New Gold Dot Carry Gun Ammunition Designed for Compact Personal Defense Handguns

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – June 17, 2020 – Speer has taken its law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product line called Gold Dot Carry Gun. This specialized ammunition is designed to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns. Speer’s new Carry Gun lineup includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain, and.45 Auto +P 200-grain loads. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“Most shooters believe that a defensive bullet—any defensive bullet—will perform well in typical self-defense situations. But a duty bullet that is designed and optimized for a full-sized duty handgun may not perform to the same standard when shot from a short-barreled carry or backup gun,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “By taking the Gold Dot G2 bullet and customizing it to function in short-barreled defense pistols Speer has created a self-defense load truly optimized for the guns in which it will be carried.”

Gold Dot Carry Gun features the original G2’s exclusive bullet nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, it has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types. Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun also utilizes the use of quality nickel-plated cases that feed dependably, advanced powders that perform consistently, and a sealed CCI primer that is sensitive and reliable. 

• Gold Dot G2 bullet design optimized for compact carry pistols
• Shallow dish nose cavity filled with elastomer and structural-plated, pressure-formed core improve performance through barriers
• Extremely uniform expansion and penetration when fired through short barrels
• Exclusive Gold Dot construction virtually eliminates core/jacket separation
• Quality, reliable components and consistent accuracy and performance


Speer ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Speer. For more information on all products from Speer or to shop online, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

San Tan Tactical Announces the Collaboration with Hornady Mfg and Proof Research on the New 6ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) STT-15-6ARC Rifles

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

CHANDLER, ARIZONA: San Tan Tactical®, Hornady Mfg® and Proof Research® have partnered up on the San Tan new 6ARC rifles. San Tan’s innovative high quality firearm systems and unparalleled performance in combination with Hornady’s New 6ARC round originally developed for a specialized group within the US DoD, and Proof Research premium carbon fiber barrels take the AR15 platform to a whole new level!

The Hornady 6ARC Round

Hornady Mfg® a leading ammunition manufacturer, provides world-class performance in a 6ARC factory- loaded cartridge. The high-performance, match-accurate round features an excellent cartridge-to- chamber relationship and shoots exceptionally well. The 6ARC is commercially available in 108gr ELD- MATCH, 105gr BTHP BLACK and 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter loads. The ELD-Match round boasts a G1.536BC.

6mm ARC Advanced Rifle Cartridge





Tested, selected and fielded by a specialized group within the US DoD for its multi-purpose combat rifle program, the 6mm ARC is an extremely versatile cartridge that does everything much larger cartridges can, and everything that smaller cartridges can’t. Designed to meet the demanding needs of the world’s toughest critics, the 6mm ARC is a truly advanced cartridge capable of utilizing high BC, efficient 6mm bullets for unprecedented levels of performance from such a compact platform.

Advanced–Purpose built to achieve performance never before delivered from the AR-15 platform by providing the ultimate blend of system weight, performance and shootability.

Versatile-Equally at home in AR-15 platforms and short or micro action bolt guns and suitable for a variety of applications from personal defense, match shooting, hunting as well as military and law enforcement use.

Efficient –Balanced application of cartridge and chamber geometry & interface, propellant design and bullet selection for optimum performance and barrel life, the 6mm ARC has unmatched long- range performance from the AR-15 or micro action platform.

Effective–Excellent terminal performance from an assortment of bullet selections, for a variety of applications.


–Features match accurate Hornady bullets that are held to the tightest tolerances in our test lab. Low recoil

-Utilizes an efficient propellant charge and bullet weight combination.

-Self-spot impacts on or off target to make rapid adjustments.

-Less felt recoil than larger short action based (308 Win family) cartridges.


-Factory ammunition offerings in a variety of bullet styles may be complemented by the handloader who has a multitude of 6mm bullets to choose from for specialized applications from varmint and deer hunting to match shooting needs

81608 6mm ARC 108gr ELD-MATCH

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .536
SD = 261
Min Twist Rate = 1-8”

81604 6mm ARC 105gr BTHP BLACK

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .530
SD = 254
Min Twist Rate = 1-8″

81602 6mm ARC 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter

Muzzle Velocity = 2800 FPS with 24″ test bbl
G1 BC = .512
SD = 249
Min Twist Rate = 1-8

The Proof Research® 6ARC Carbon Fiber Barrel

The STT-15-6ARC and STT-15-6ARC-Lite both are configured with industry leading Proof Research® Carbon fiber barrels. Known synonymously for their quality, ultra lightweight characteristics and superior accuracy. Featuring a 6ARC Chamber,18” Length, 7.5 Twist, Rifle gas, .750 diameter gas block.


The San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC rifles are a superb example of industry leading technologies from companies pushing the envelope with a desire to achieve more! With the other wildcat caliber’s coming to market over the recent years, the recent 6.8 military requirement, all in an attempt to pursue the maximum output from the AR15 platform.

The Hornady 6 ARC cartridge combined with their variety of projectiles currently available allows a significantly increase in capability above and beyond what is currently available in the AR15 platform. The capability to weight savings is seen in out STT-15-6ARC-Lite, the slick sided billet matched receiver set with out signature lightening pillar cuts. Removing as much weight as possible without sacrificing strength and performance.

STT true matched pillar billet sets, hand finished, matching serial numbers. The upper is cut from a single solid 7075T6 Certified Aerospace Aluminum. Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish. The bore, receiver extension face, barrel nut threads and barrel extension surfaces are all machined in one operation ensuring that they are perfectly concentric and perpendicular to the barrel assembly.

STT Lower Features:

• Huge 1.38” Integrally Machined Magazine Well Flare

• Ambidextrous Quick Attach Detach Sling Swivel Points with Anti-Rotation Stops • Ambidextrous Bolt Release

• Ambidextrous Magazine Release

• Bullet Pictogram Safety Selector Markings

• Set Screw Trigger Creep Adjustment

• Set Screw Upper Take Down Tension Adjustment

• Shooter Ready Finger Rest

• Oversized Winter Trigger Guard Perfect for Gloved Hands • Dowel Screw Assembly

• Ultra-Grip Texture on All Controls

STT Upper Features:

• San Tan Tactical Truss Pockets for Increased Structural Rigidity

• Cut from a Single Billet 7075 -T6 Aerospace Grade Aluminum

• Shell Deflector

• Fully Assembled with Forward Assist & Ejection Port Cover

• Machined in T Markings for Easy Optic Relocation

• Machined with M4 Feed Ramps

• Machined to Mil-Spec Standards

• Interfaces with all AR15/M16/M4 Systems & Accessories

• Compatible with Multiple Rails, Anti-Rotation Tabs & Pins

• Compatible with All Known Battery Levers

• No Roll Pin Design – Forward Assist Attaches Via Threaded Dowel Pin

San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC Rifle Features:

• STT Suppressor Optimized Enhanced Bolt carrier group

• STT 6 ARC HPT MPI Bolt, Crane O-ring Upgrade

• Proof Research 18” Carbon Fiber 6ARC Barrel

• CMC Triggers 3.5lb Single Stage Match Trigger

• MagPul MOE plus Grip

• MagPul CTR Stock

• MagPul MBUS Pro

• STT 15 16” MLOK Rail

• Precision CNC machined from billet 7075-T6 certified aluminum

• Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish

• Type 3, class 2, deep black, hardcoat anodized black

• Features extended feed ramps

• Ambidextrous Mag and Bolt release controls (ambi version only not Lite) • CERAKOTE options are available for additional cost

At San Tan Tactical we want to leave a proud legacy of American Made firearm design. By innovation, superior performance, and value. American Made, through and through is the core value at San Tan Tactical. San Tan Tactical wants each and every shooter to be completely satisfied! Giving them absolute pride of ownership in each product we design and manufacture.

Our formula for success is simple-

San Tan Tactical believes in America, and the heritage upon which this great nation was built! We are a company owned and operated by American’s for American’s! We only utilize the finest quality American made machine’s in conjunction with the highest quality American made materials. At San Tan Tactical we pride ourselves to give unparalleled customer service by, listening, understanding, and quickly satisfying our shooters needs, desires and/or concerns.

San Tan Tactical will never forget that our future success depends on the legacy of our past. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied!

All STT products come with a Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A., STT proudly designs all its products for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilian use.

For more information about San Tan Tactical and all the products we offer please visit us at www.santantactical.com

Watch Out for 6mm ARC from Hornady

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020