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|Bullet Weight||165 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||980|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||352|
We wanted to know exactly what happens to a self-defense handgun bullet on impact, so following FBI protocols, we fired five rounds of Federal 165 gr Hydra Shok from 10 feet, through four layers of cloth (to simulate clothing), into synthetic ballistic gelatin. The photos below show the bullets recovered from the gelatin after being fired from a Glock 27 pistol. There’s also a high speed video that shows the bullet impacting the gelatin block.
All the data we gathered pertaining to expansion and penetration of this load can be found in the chart below, and the diagrams at the bottom of the page show how it compares to other .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) self-defense loads from our tests.
In addition to the .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) Federal 165 gr Hydra Shok, we tested over 100 other self-defense loads, so check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|40 S&W - 165 Grain Hydra Shok JHP - Federal Premium - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||16.5||16.9||17.5||19.5||31.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.48||0.49||0.53||0.61|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||163.6||164.4||165.2||165.4||165.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||941||948||948||951||952|
Shipping was great and the ammo is excellent!
Review by RD
Order was packed well and on time as expected. The Federal Premium feeds very well!
(Posted on 3/6/2016)
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The best is the best!
Review by ljandy21
I've been using the Hydra Shok for years (Law Enforcement). I was introduced to it from a friend for my Ruger .357 Security Six back in the "old days". Now I shoot for pleasure so I don't use as much as I used to - YES I used the round for practice as well ! ! ! The rounds also work well in my 9s and my 40s. I always hit where I want to and It has never failed me, not even once and this has been in 23 years of use. I have looked at other sites and LG seems to have a good value compared to the others but it isn't the most cost effective compared to the manufactures hollow points. It is the most effective though.
(Posted on 6/11/2013)
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