Federal’s 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 www.federalpremium.com.


  1. Guys like us look at this and think, “What am I gonna do with only 100 training rounds? That’s less than one training class.” But the reality is that a huge chunk of defensive pistols only ever get a box or two of ammo put through them in their lives. A pack like this makes a lot of sense for folks like that. Take it out to the range once or twice, make sure it works and shoots well with the chosen ammo, then clean it (maybe) and put it in the lockbox or the sock drawer or the desk drawer.

    A while back, Tam Keel proposed selling a pistol in a blister pack with loaded mags of self-defense ammo. Test-fire it at the factory, then package it up with “OPEN IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” written on it. This idea from Federal is along those lines, I think.


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