really great self / home defense handgun ammo? Get some Federal Premium Guard Dog
Home Defense loads.
I had the
pleasure of running some of this ammo through a CZ 75B in .40 S&W.
consistency of this ammunition is amazing. For example, the box indicates that
the muzzle velocity for the 135-grain bullet is 1,200 feet per second. Over the
chronograph, through the CZ with its 4.7-inch barrel, the Federal Guard Dog
loads delivered a median speed of 1,223 fps, with extreme spread of 13 fps and
standard deviation of 6 fps. Wow!
shooting, it was clear that this Guard Dog ammo is more accurate than the
shooter (me). Bullet holes happened in the middle of the target when I fired a
quick five-shot string at 10 yards.
design in this ammo has been around for a while, but in the past it showed up
primarily around law enforcement circles, etc. It is a proven design.
times, companies like Federal have been offering more and more products that
are designed specifically for as many real world applications as possible.
patented non-hollow-point, expanding full metal jacket (EFMJ) rounds are
available in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. All SKU’s for Guard Dog Home Defense
are available now.
Optimal Home Protection
The risk to
loved ones in the home is reduced due to its expanding polymer and large
frontal expansion through all barriers. Federal’s EFMJ technology provides
reliable terminal performance and expansion that isn’t stopped by materials
such as dry wall or light clothing. Standard hollow points can plug up when
traveling through material, which stops or impedes expansion and doesn’t slow
down the bullet. This increases the chance for collateral damage.
was specifically designed to do just the opposite. Guard Dog opens as it passes
through interior walls, creating a wider surface area and allowing the bullet
to dissipate energy.
expanded surface area causes the bullet to slow down with each barrier it comes
into contact with, minimizing collateral damage around the home. Decreased
probability of serious injury to bystanders in other rooms or houses is sure to
make defending home and family with Guard Dog a popular choice.
is specially designed to expand every time,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel.
“It will perform when you need it most. The non-hollow-point design is
exclusive to Federal. We’ve tested it to minimize the possibility of collateral
Home Defense has a high velocity with low recoil. Exceptional feed and function
in semi-automatic handguns keeps homes and families safe. It also gives
citizens a reliable carry option where hollow-point ammunition is restricted.
Part No. and
PD9GRD 9mm 105-grain
Expanding FMJ 1,230fps
PD40GRD .40 S&W 135-grain
Expanding FMJ 1,200 fps
PD45GRD .45 Auto
165-grain Expanding FMJ 1,140 fps
serious ammunition that is made well. Not a bad idea to have some around the
house. I know I do.
Comus is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari Club International
and a former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column appears every other week
in WON and he can be reached at email@example.com.
PREMIUM Guard Dog
ammunition is designed for defense. It worked well through author’s CZ 75