30 Super Carry Ammo
Blazer Brass 30 Super Carry 115 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$24.85
Manufacturer Blazer Brass Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 30 Super Carry Manufacturer SKU 5205 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544670981 Cost Per Round 49.7¢ per round
Lots of Blazer ammunition is loaded with aluminum cases. But Blazer Brass ammo? Well, it’s exactly as brass-cased as you might assume. That makes this ammo the perfect pick for any handloader who’s eager to test their skills on the still somewhat newish 30 Super Carry cartridge!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – you will have to fire this ammo before you can reload it. You will approve of Blazer’s full metal jacket projectiles, which have consistent 115 grain weights and concentric gilding metal jackets to promote good accuracy. Blazer’s FMJ does not have any steel in its jacket or core, so it can’t do anything to a magnet, and its flat nose profile equals satisfying results when your sights are set on a paper target.
This Idaho-made ammo’s non-corrosive Boxer primers and uniform measures of propellant team up to supply a real steady 1,150 fps muzzle velocity (assuming the handgun has a 4” barrel). That equates to manageable recoil and a flat trajectory at the same time!
Federal Personal Defense HST 30 Super Carry 100 Grain JHP – 20 Rounds$30.25
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 100 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 30 Super Carry Manufacturer SKU P30HST1S Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544669961 Cost Per Round $1.51 per round
The concept behind the 30 Super Carry is genius: comparable accuracy and energy delivery to the 9mm, but in a narrower cartridge that takes up less space in a magazine. Of course, concept alone doesn’t make a self-defense cartridge great. It needs a resilient, fast-expanding bullet to reliably incapacitate a threat when your life is in imminent danger.
Federal’s Personal Defense HST series cartridge does it all. The 100 grain JHP does not have a bonded jacket. Nevertheless, it retains virtually all of its weight as it passes through thick fabric and other common barriers. That’s the key to the JHP’s consistent and effective penetration depth – an average of 15.5 inches after passing through heavy clothing.
This round’s JHP also expands to an average of 0.53 inches after passing through clothing, which means it increases in diameter by about 70 percent. That guarantees a debilitating wound channel accompanied by a significantly reduced risk of dangerous overpenetration. The JHP’s special nose cavity is engineered to avoid becoming gummed up with debris that could have impacted its ability to catalyze terminal expansion.
We would always rather have nickel-plated brass cases for our self-defense ammo. They make each round easier to spot in the chamber, promote more reliable feeding and extraction, and additionally protect against corrosion. Made in Minnesota!