New: Federal Gold Medal Action Pistol Ammunition

According to Federal, the company’s new Gold Medal Action Pistol ammunition meets competition power-factor requirements.

posted on October 16, 2023
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Above: Federal Gold Medal Action Pistol 9 mm 147-grain FMJ (MSRP: $30.99 per 50-round box).
Federal Ammunition

Federal Ammunition has announced a new product line called Gold Medal Action Pistol that the company said is manufactured “specifically for those who compete at the highest level in any action shooting sport.”

The new Gold Medal Action Pistol offers even better accuracy and consistency than the original Gold Medal, and it’s loaded to competition power-factor requirements. Additionally, the fully encapsulated full-metal jacket bullet and Catalyst lead-free primer delivers cleaner shooting.

The all-new Gold Medal Action Pistol loads are available in 9 mm Luger, 147-grain full-metal jacket and .40 S&W, 180-grain full-metal jacket.

“Gold Medal Action Pistol is specifically designed for the action shooting sports and loaded to power factor requirements with heavy, flatter-nosed bullets for more reliable knockdowns on steel targets in competition,” Federal’s Handgun Ammunition Product Manager, Chris Laack said. “We have a similar product in Syntech Action Pistol that has been extremely successful the past several years, and we are proud to now offer Gold Medal Action Pistol as well. This delivers more options to our competition-focused customers.”

The 9 mm Luger load has 900 f.p.s. muzzle velocity and 264 foot-pounds of energy, while the .40 S&W load has 950 f.p.s. muzzle velocity and 361 foot-pounds of energy.

“With competitive handgun shooting sports evolving, Gold Medal options for Action Pistol were long overdue,” Laack said. “These clean shooting 9mm Luger and 40 S&W loads provide the excellent accuracy and reliability Federal Gold Medal is famous for, while also offering benefits such as lead-free primers and encapsulated bullets. We are extremely proud to now offer this new product line.”

Federal Gold Medal Action Pistol ammunition is available in 50-round boxes. MSRP for 9 mm Luger is $30.99 and .40 S&W is $42.99.

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