You carry a .45 ACP-chambered handgun for personal protection because if you’re forced to defend yourself you want to be confident in your ability to stop the assailant in their tracks. The .45 ACP is one powerful round, in fact, it’s one of the only handgun cartridges capable of creating debilitating hydrostatic shock with just a target round. And it’s easier to control than the uninitiated expect, too; despite its larger size the .45 ACP has reasonably manageable recoil and fairly minimal muzzle flash and flip. If you want a large-caliber handgun capable of one-shot stopping power, you want the .45 ACP.
Of course, just having an awesomely powerful handgun isn’t enough on its own; you need to keep it loaded with high-quality defense rounds. That’s where Federal comes in. Federal has been in business since 1922, and in its nearly 100 years of experience manufacturing ammunition the renowned company has learned a thing or two. Innovation and surpassing expectations are a way of life at Federal, perhaps because they take your defense just as seriously as you do. Federal created Guard Dog defense ammunition with the sole purpose of helping you keep you and your family safe.
At 165 grain these are fairly lightweight rounds, so they’re going to fly to your target at record speeds. Most importantly, these are EFMJ – Expanding Full Metal Jacket – rounds, and if you haven’t heard of those, we’re about to explain. EFMJ rounds are made like FMJ rounds with one exception: the expanding polymer insert in the nose. These rounds help prevent the clogging many HPs suffer from when they penetrate heavy materials or dense barriers and also fight against over-penetration. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 1140 feet per second and there are 20 defense rounds in this box of American-made ammunition. Looking for superior self-defense ammunition? You’ve found it.
Review by tac2cool1
Review by William
Cost is in the ballpark with other self defense ammo.
I also carry the 200gr law enforcement version when I can get it. Both are excellent products from Federal. (Posted on 12/16/13)
Review by Melenik
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