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.
Catalyst Primer Technology
All-new Catalyst lead-free primer technology provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible in handgun range ammunition.
Basic Lead Styphnate
TESTED TO PROTECT BYSTANDERS
We've tested Guard Dog to prove it provides superior expansion through walls, which decreases the distance traveled and minimizes the risk to bystanders. PD40GRD shot at 15 feet expands on contact for maximum energy transfer yet does not penetrate ballistics gelatin when shot through three or four walls. Because they plug with barrier material, conventional JHPs pass through more barriers and still penetrate more than 12 inches after four walls.