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|Bullet Weight||90 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Manufacturer SKU||PD380HS1 H|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1000|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||200|
Ballistic gelatin testing is one way to get an idea of how a self-defense load might perform in a real world self-defense situation. So we fired five rounds of Federal 90 gr Hydra Shok from a Glock 42 from a distance of 10 feet into a block of synthetic ballistic gel with a barrier of four layers of fabric simulating heavy clothing. We then gathered information on the expansion and penetration characteristics of this load. That data is represented in the chart below.
How this load compares to other .380 Auto (ACP) loads from our tests in regards to bullet expansion and penetration can be found in the diagrams at the bottom of the page.
We also took photos of each bullet that was recovered from the gelatin, seen in the photo slider below. The high speed video shows this round impacting the ballistic gelatin at 10,000 frames per second.
Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin test, including more photos, videos, and data? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|380 Auto - 90 Grain Hydra-Shok JHP - Federal - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||24.2||24.8||25.9||26.3||26.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.36||0.36||0.36||0.36|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||90||90.4||90.4||90.5||90.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||914||928||931||935||937|
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Excellent round for a pocket pistol!!!!!
Excellent round for my self-defense pocket pistol ( Ruger LCP 380 ).
Low recoil 90 grain hydra-shock JHP with incredible penetration and expansion.
Thanks again Lucky Gunner!
Once again service and shipping was TOP NOTCH!!!!!!
Would buy this ammo again
Good, quick service. The Hydra-Shok moved to the top of the chart for my .380 ammo.
At least as good as the Corbon (which you can't get), and the Speer Gold Dot, (again, which you can't get.)
Put a very nice, torn-up hole in my test medium.
not real consistant in the 380 variety
I've found Corbon DPX and Winchester PDX1 to be much more consistant expanders with a much higher level of expansion. These are an outdated design made for higher powered handguns than a 380.
LuckyGunner.com's prices are great on such things for testing.
I love this ammo - soft shooting and the only .380 SD ammo I will carry. Shipped ridiculously fast (door to door in 2 days flat). This was my 2nd purchase from LuckyGunner and there will probably be more.
You're reviewing: 380 Auto - 90 Grain Hydra-Shok JHP - Federal - 20 Rounds
Posted On: 4/9/2020 By: Lawrence HUGHES
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