Federal Introduces the 30 Super Carry

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Jul 2023

Vista Outdoors– owners of Federal and just about every other American ammo brand that isn’t Winchester– has a new caliber on the market for self-defense handgunners: the .30 Federal Super Carry.

Not to be confused with past .30-caliber rimless rounds (such as .30 Longue or .30 Mauser) or the .38 Super, the new caliber seems to be either a lengthened .32ACP or a straight-walled 7.62 Tokarev, depending on how you want to look at it, with better propellants and bullet profiles.

What do you get from it? According to Federal, the round mimics 9mm Luger in performance but is slimmer overall, allowing more rounds– for instance, turning an M1911 from a 9+1 capacity when chambered in 9mm to 11+1 capacity in .30SC.

As they put it: more capacity than an 9mm, more effectiveness than a .380. Catchy.

Vista’s ammo family, including Federal Premium, Federal American Eagle, Speer, and Remington, are all lined up to start shipping different assorted loads while Smith & Wesson and Nighthawk are releasing handguns chambered for it.

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