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Federal Premium Launches All-New Syntech...
USPSA Headquarters
Jan 08, 2018

Federal Premium Launches All-New Syntech Action Pistol Ammunition, Partners with USPSA


ANOKA, Minnesota – January 8, 2018 – Federal Premium’s all-new Syntech Action Pistol ammunition helps competitive action sports shooters stay on top of their game. The clean-burning, hard-hitting and extremely accurate ammunition offers a variety of benefits that make it a perfect choice for fast-paced, high-volume competition shooting. Federal Premium will launch Syntech Action Pistol at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551) January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Syntech Action Pistol utilizes all the same technology as the standard Syntech ammunition but is tailored specifically to the competitive pistol application,” said John Swenson, Federal Premium handgun ammunition design engineer. “During extended matches, the reduced fouling and cooler gun temperatures allow competitors to keep their focus on their performance and the match rather than equipment maintenance.”

The new bullets and loads are also designed to produce the least possible felt recoil while meeting power factor requirements and cycling reliably. “Reduced recoil in time-sensitive events means less muzzle rise and less time required for follow-up shots,” Swenson said. “That means more consistent hits and lower stage-completion times.”

“Syntech Action Pistol offers even better performance for competitive handgunners,” said Swenson. “It features the same TSJ but is loaded to competition power-factor requirements. Its heavy, flatter-nose bullets provide more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition and drastically reduce splash-back.”

Federal Premium offers Syntech Action Pistol in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. Designers configured the loads to meet the accuracy, reliability and power factor requirements of shooters who compete in the International Practice Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

“Until the creation of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to meet these needs,” said Swenson. “With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”

Federal Premium recently signed on as sponsor of the USPSA, and Syntech Action Pistol is the official sponsored ammo of the organization, with their logo on the box.

“We’re proud to be the first major ammunition manufacturer to enter this exciting arena,” said Justin Johnson, Federal Premium product line manager. “USPSA shooters demand very specific things from their ammunition. It needs to be accurate, consistent, reliable, and meet power-factor requirements. Until our launch of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to achieve all of the above. With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”

For a full version of the press release and a hi-res image, please click on the link below:

For new product sheet, information article and high-resolution images on this new product, access the online press kit page: http://media.vistaoutdoor.com/presskit/NPS/Federal_Premium/Syntech-Action-Pistol.aspx.

For a full list of 2018 new ammunition, download the 2018 New Product Overview Flyer:http://media.vistaoutdoor.com/presskit/2018_VO_NewProductFlyer_Ammo_sm.pdf.


JJ Reich
Communications Manager
Firearms and Ammunition

Jake Edson
Communications Manager
Optics and Hunt/Archery Products

Kristen Veverka
Communications Manager
Tactical Products and Shooting Accessories

Vista Outdoor Inc.
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