500 rounds Federal Premium LE Tactical P9HST1 - 9mm 124gr HST Jacketed Hollow Point in 50 round boxes
Federal LE HST 9mm handgun ammunition is designed to deliver the high performance today's law enforcement officers demand. Each HST bullet is individually engineered to provide shot-to-shot uniformity and ensure optimum performance when fired through a variety of barriers. The result is a cartridge that provides officers the ultimate defense in lethal force confrontations.
According to ballistics expert Dr. Gary Roberts, the +P load is version is a bit better, but this standard pressure round is perfectly adequate. The problem is that the +P load is often not available. Dr. Gary Roberts
While you're at it, pick up 500 rounds of the recommended practice round for Federal Tactical HST 9mm 124gr. Hollow Points: Federal American Eagle AE9AP. We also carry Speer Lawman 53651 and Winchester Q4318
"Whatever you choose, make sure you fire at least 500 and preferably 1000 failure free shots through your pistol prior to carrying it. If your pistol cannot fire at least 1000 consecutive shots without a malfunction, something is wrong and it is not suitable for duty/self-defense use." Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
"I put 500-750 rds of FMJ through the pistol. If all is good, then 100-250 rounds of duty ammo. If things functioned without issues, then I carry it without worries." Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
"Bullet designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up and act like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they also often have significant degradation in terminal performance after first passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which has been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old Black Talons or civilian SXT's." Dr. Gary Roberts