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|Bullet Weight||155 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1140|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||447|
We test fired five rounds of .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) Federal 155 gr Hydra Shok into synthetic ballistic gelatin to observe its expansion and penetration characteristics. The ammo was fired from a Glock 27 pistol at a distance of 10 feet. A four-layer barrier of heavy fabric was placed in front of the gelatin to simulate clothing.
The complete data for this load from our test can be found on the chart below. The photo slider displays the expanded bullets that were retrieved from the gel. Pictured below is a high speed video that shows the bullet entering the gel at approximately 10,000 frames per second. The diagrams at the bottom of the page should give you an idea of how this load compares to other .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) loads.
Find out more about ballistic gel testing and how this load compares to other self-defense ammo on Lucky Gunner Labs.
|40 S&W - 155 Grain Hydra Shok JHP - Federal Law Enforcement - 50 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.1||18.5||18.6||18.7||19|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.58||0.62||0.63||0.63||0.68|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||154.3||154.4||154.7||154.9||154.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1061||1066||1069||1078||1086|
My only choice for EDC ammunition.
Review by Kola
Have been using 155 Grain Hydra Shok for many years, and it is my first choice every time.
(Posted on 10/4/2017)
1 of 6
Great ammo for personal protection
Review by Ed
Just put 50 rds through my 40. All were clean, right on the money and you should see the target stand after every bullet went thru the target then into 1" thick salt treated backing board. Reminds me of swiss chess.
(Posted on 3/23/2016)
2 of 6
Review by M
My only ammo to protect the ones I love.
(Posted on 11/24/2014)
3 of 6
Review by Newmdog
Originally bought the 135gr version when I first got my ccw. Now that I have to provide my own duty ammunition for work, the 155gr version is what I went with because I've seen the ballistics for it and am willing to bet my life on it
(Posted on 11/13/2014)
4 of 6
Review by papapeewee
will blow a hole in about anything that threatens you.
(Posted on 10/14/2014)
5 of 6
Great value and performance
Review by Gunship
They came quick shot true and went fast!
(Posted on 12/4/2013)
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