This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Federal Premium has garnered a strong reputation for quality with a lot of their lines of ammunition, but one resoundingly stands out from the others. Their HST hollow-point rounds for various handgun calibers are deployed by consumers and law enforcement the world over. Now to add to that list will be multiple agencies of the United States Homeland Security.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has chosen Federal Premium to deliver 180 Million rounds of their .40 S&W Tactical HST to multiple arms of Homeland Security effective immediately. This ammunition contract will last for up to 5 years. It also will cover not only their duty ammo but also training rounds as well.
The Product Director at Federal Premium, Mike Holm, had these words to say regarding the acquisition of this large ammunition contract:
Law enforcement and federal agencies put it all on the line for our safety and freedoms. They should expect nothing less from their ammunition. Federal Premium provides the top-quality products they need to have full confidence in any situation. HST has a long history of providing trusted performance time and time again for our nation’s law enforcement.
Some of the reasons why Federal Premium’s HST has gained so much favor with so many law enforcement agencies are its ability to optimally penetrate without over-penetrating; high-quality Federal components; and superb expansion as well as weight retention. Add in the nickel-casings utilized and a prior history of more than 20 years, and it should not be a big surprise Homeland Security chose the HST.
It is a safe bet to say that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and all of the branches of Homeland Security, will be in good hands by deciding to carry Federal Premium’s HST. Especially when they are taking receipt of 180 Million rounds of that high-grade hollow-point.