Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Part #: P45HS1

Proven since its introduction in 1989, Hydra-Shok® remains one of the most popular choices among self-defense experts. Federal Premium® uses stringent manufacturing processes and rigorous testing to ensure Hydra-Shok loads perform accurately and consistently.

  • Caliber: 45 Auto
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 230
  • Bullet Style: Hydra-Shok
  • Muzzle Velocity: 900
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .190
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Personal Defense
  • MSRP: $27.95
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The center-post hollow-point design of the Hydra-Shok bullet makes it one of the most popular choices for personal defense, decades after its introduction.

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When law enforcement agencies choose a duty round, they use the FBI’s demanding protocol testing to see how different loads compare. In our internal testing, HST 45 Auto (P45HST2S), 40 S&W (P40HST1S) and 9mm Luger (P9HST1S) all scored exceptionally high in every protocol scenario.    

Personal Defense Hydra•Shok
Personal Defense Hydra•Shok
Personal Defense Hydra•Shok
Personal Defense Hydra•Shok
Personal Defense Hydra•Shok
Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Features

Performance

Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
900 882 865 848 832
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
414 397 382 367 354
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-1.9 -6.7 -14.6
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.

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Premium Technology

Hydra-Shok®

  1. Consistent propellant
  2. Nickel-plated brass case
  3. Center-post hollow-point design provides efficient energy transfer
  4. Unique Federal® primer
  5. Accuracy and superb overall ballistic performance
  6. Notched copper jacket initiates and controls expansion
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible ammo I have carried this round for many years. I have never had one fail to make a loud boom with I pull the trigger and it makes holes you can stick your arm through cleanly.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust my life with it I have carried this ammunition both on and off duty as a Law Enforcement Officer for over twenty years. Accuracy is great and all indications are that the terminal performance is just as good
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOT ROUND NO DOUBT I bought a box and shot 5 of them. At 25 yrds its accurate and will make a hole the size of a door knob.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time Tested and Proven I've carried this round for two decades in my Sig P220 and now in my Glock 30S. This cartridge has been getting it done for LEOs and self-defense carriers for many years. I will always trust my life on it because Federal/ATK has the best quality control of all the manufacturers. Oh, and by the way, if your Springfield XD or XDS ain't working, it isn't because of this ammunition. Get rid of that "almostaglock" and get a Sig or a Glock. There's a reason that they dominate the LEO and military markets and Springfield doesn't, but I'll let you figure out why on your own.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This AMMO SUCKS I BOUGHT THIS AMMO ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO AS A DEFENSIVE ROUND FOR MY SPRINGFIELD XDS 45ACP AND OH MY GOD I'M SOOO GLAD I DIDN'T HAVE TO USE MY WEAPON THIS ammo DID NOT FIRE THE FIRST 4 ROUNDS OUT OF 8 SO I CHANGED MAGS AND IT FIRED TARGET AMMO FLAWLESSLY SO I TRIED THE REST OF THE AMMO AND ALTHOUGH THEY FIRED BUT WOULDN'T CYCLE THE GUN HERE'S A PHOTO OF ONE OF THE ROUNDS THAT DIDN'T FIRE (PS THIS ISN'T A LIGHT PRIMER STRIKE EITHER)
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 45 230gr Hydra Shok This is my choice for winter because of its ability to penetrate heavy clothing, then expand. In summer, when clothing is lighter, I chose a simpler JHP. I even had the fixed sights on my Kimber replaced so Hydra-Shoks shoot to point of aim at 25 yards for me.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best defense ammo This ammo is just what I need. Has great penetration with expansion and great ballistics. I shot two of these through an old hard drive punching through the hard drive, disks, and then some with expansion. If it will do that it will take down a bear with good placement. It also goes boom every time I pull the trigger which I cannot say about Winchester hollow points. These also have more punch. Love these. Havent found anything else that is even close.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flawless I used this round for 18 month's in theater, and it puts down what you need and anything else that might be in the way
Date published: 2014-03-16
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