Short Barrel Breakthroughs

From hunting to target shooting to personal defense, Federal Premium has pioneered the industry's most important handgun ammunition technologies. We continue to innovate and it shows in every product in our handgun line.


American Eagle Syntech

Reloadable Federal brass case

Lead bullet core drastically reduces splashback on steel targets

Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ™) polymer coating eliminates lead and copper fouling

Catalyst™ high-performance lead-free primer

Specially formulated clean-burning propellant

Reduces friction for 14 percent cooler shooting and longer barrel life

Catalyst Primer Technology

All-new Catalyst lead-free primer technology provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible in handgun range ammunition.

American Eagle Syntech

Basic Lead Styphnate

American Eagle Syntech



American Eagle Syntech

Nickel-plated brass case

Patented co-aligned internal and external skiving

Deep, tapered hollow point

Reliable Federal® primer

Cannelure locks jacket to core

Tapered jacket profile


American Eagle Syntech

Consistent propellant

Nickel-plated brass case

Center-post hollow-point design provides efficient energy transfer

Unique Federal® primer

Accuracy and superb overall ballistic performance

Notched copper jacket initiates and controls expansion


American Eagle Syntech

Specially formulated propellant

Nickel-plated case for easy extraction

Heavy jacket's faceted inner profile ensures consistent expansion

Reliable Federal® primer

Jacket bonded to lead core maximizes weight retention