Anoka, Minn. – October 27, 2011 – Federal Premium® Ammunition offers new options for home defense rounds with Guard Dog Home Defense. These patented non-hollow-point, expanding full metal jacket (EFMJ) rounds are available in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. All SKU’s for Guard Dog Home Defense are available now.

Optimal Home Protection

The risk to loved ones in the home is reduced due to its expanding polymer and large frontal expansion through all barriers. Federal’s EFMJ technology provides reliable terminal performance and expansion that isn’t stopped by materials such as dry wall or light clothing. Standard hollow points can plug up when traveling through material, which stops or impedes expansion and doesn’t slow down the bullet. This increases the chance for collateral damage. Guard Dog was specifically designed to do just the opposite. Guard Dog opens as it passes through interior walls, creating a wider surface area and allowing the bullet to dissipate energy. The expanded surface area causes the bullet to slow down with each barrier it comes into contact with, minimizing collateral damage around the home. Decreased probability of serious injury to bystanders in other rooms or houses is sure to make defending home and family with Guard Dog a popular choice.

“Guard Dog is specially designed to expand every time,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “It will perform when you need it most. The non-hollow-point design is exclusive to Federal. We’ve tested it to minimize the possibility of collateral damage.”

Guard Dog Home Defense has a high velocity with low recoil. Exceptional feed and function in semi-automatic handguns keeps homes and families safe. It also gives citizens a reliable carry option where hollow-point ammunition is restricted.

Part No.         Description

PD9GRD       9mm 105-grain Expanding FMJ 1230fps

PD40GRD     .40 S&W 135-grain Expanding FMJ 1200 fps

PD45GRD     .45 Auto 165-grain Expanding FMJ 1140 fps

To watch a video on Guard Dog, visit and click on the Federal Premium Guard Dog video on the right-hand side.

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About Federal® Cartridge Company  

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge Company has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Security and Sporting. For more information on Federal, visit

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