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The Federal Cartridge Company, headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. The company was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the finest names in the ammunition industry. Today, the company manufactures a complete line of rimfire ammunition, centerfire ammunition and shotshells – they even have a production contract with the United States Military. Federal ammunition has been used during multiple Olympic Games in which the U.S. team brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. Pretty high-quality stuff if you ask me.
Each box of Federal Premium .410 handgun shotshells is a product from the Federal Premium line of ammunition. Federal Premium ammunition is marketed as a top-tier load suitable for the most demanding of situations, including military and law enforcement operations. By pairing state-of-the-art loads with revolutionary projectiles, the company is able to produce a shotshell marked by outstanding accuracy, reliability and ballistics. And like all Federal ammunition, each box of Federal Premium .410 handgun shotshells is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is an interesting aspect of the ammunition in itself. LCAAP is a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army.
That said each box of Federal Premium .410 handgun shotshells, as noted, contains 20 premium shotshells. Each .410-bore shotshell is optimized for the Taurus Judge platform, measuring 2 1/2 inches in length and containing four pellets of triple-aught (000) buckshot – an ideal load for personal defense. Additionally, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,200 fps.