Located in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge manufactures a complete line of shotshell, centerfire, and rimfire ammunition and components. Since 2001, Federal has been a subsidiary of ATK (Alliant Tech Systems). As part of the ATK group, Federal remains a dominant force in the defensive and law enforcement markets and their products are widely used here in the United States and abroad.
Federal has long been on the cutting edge in the development of handgun ammunition for law enforcement. Currently, Federal offers several different lines ranging from cost-effective training ammunition to state-of-the-art high-performance loads. Back in the 1980s, Federal bought out Hydra-Shok, one of the first premium quality hollowpoints. Today, Federal offers even better defensive loads.