Handgun Ammunition

38 Special Hydra-Shok®

For time-tested personal defense, choose Federal Premium® Hydra-Shok®. The bullet's center-post hollow-point design provides optimized penetration with consistent, threat-stopping expansion.

PART # Use Caliber Bullet Weight Grains Muzzle Velocity Bullet Style BALLISTIC COEFFICIENT Brand Reviews


Personal Defense 38 Special 129 950 Hydra-Shok® 0.17 Personal Defense® Hydra•Shok®

Velocity in Feet per Second

Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
950 926 904 884 865

Energy in Foot Pounds

Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
258 246 234 224 214

Average Range

25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-1.6 -5.9 -13.0

Trajectory for a 25 yards zero with a sight height of 0.9 inches.


Centerfire Rifle and Pistol Ammunition
Download »
Centerfire Rifle and Pistol Ammunition - EU Format
Download »


Premium Handgun Technologies

From hunting to target shooting to personal defense, Federal Premium has pioneered the industry's most important handgun ammunition technologies. We continue to innovate and it shows in every product in our handgun line.

Learn More

Premium Gear

For decades Federal has been known to offer hunters and shooters the best ammunition available. From the field to the office, show off your support of Federal Premium.

Shop Now