Ballistic Best Magazine Selects Federal’s New 30 Super Carry Cartridge For Its 2022 Best New Handgun Ammunition Award

best ballistics The magazine recently recognized the all-new Federal 30 Super Carry Cartridge as an Editor’s Select Award winner for best pistol ammunition. The awards were announced in the recent December 2022/January 2023 issue of the publication.

“Federal’s 30 round Super Carry is definitely proving to be the perfect filler between the 9mm and .380 ACP. We have run a Nighthawk Custom GRP and a chambered S&W Shield EZ in this EDC round and have had nothing but remarkable experiences,” said Nino Bosaz, Editorial Director of Ballistic Best. “In the era of increasing capacity without sacrificing power, comfort and shooting ability, Federal’s 30 Super Carry leads the way.”

With the new 30 Super Carry cartridge, self-defense users won’t have to choose between a smaller platform with reduced bullet yield or a larger platform to carry more rounds. The 30 Super Carry has better terminal performance than a 380 Auto and as much muzzle energy as a 9mm Luger, all with a .313-inch projectile. Users will see 9mm Luger-like performance with slightly less recoil and additional magazine capacity.

The editorial team of best ballistics he is certainly well versed in the latest and greatest weapons and ammunition,” said Jesse Whiteside, Federal’s senior director of product management. “We know that the publication’s Editor’s Selects winners are chosen based on many real hands-on tests conducted by dozens of their expert content creators. We are proud and excited that our new cartridge has been recognized with this award. It proves that 30 Super Carry meets and exceeds the expectations of the publication’s experienced staff.”

Federal currently offers the 30 Super Carry in a 100-grain HST Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) load in a 20-count case. The load is also available in a 100-grain American Eagle 30-Super Carry Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) load in a 50-count box. New for 2023, the 30 Super Carry will also be available within Federal’s popular Punch line of defensive ammunition products.

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