Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Part #: P9HS1

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: 9mm Luger
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 124
  • Bullet Style: Hydra-Shok
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1120
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .150
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Personal Defense
  • MSRP: $23.95
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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



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
1120 1070 1028 993 961
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
345 315 291 271 255
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-1 -4 -9.3
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.


Premium Technology


  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 4 out of 5 by from Muzzle flash signature with Hydra-Shok Have experienced high muzzle flash with this loading at night and dim light. While a very accurate load and very control able. This should be considered if useing this for home defense or personal protection. Would like to see a low flash signature version.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hydra-Shok dont expand at low veloctiy bought a box of these from walmart for home protection. I figured that they should be tested out, so they were shot into the side of a plastic 55 gallon drum filled with water from about 10 yards. The rounds were recoved completly intact with no expansion. They made it through the front of the drum, through the water (which was about 2 ft thick) and bounced off the back side of the drum.
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ammo Shoots clean and is very accurate. Recoil is very manageable through my Glock 19. It's my personal defense round of choice.
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best self denfense bullet. I started hand loading this bullet when it was clled the Scorpion and manufactured by Hydra-Shok. Now Federal makes the bullet and calls it the Hydra Shok. I was a police officer at the time I started using this bullet. My results compared to others is very very positive. Great stopping power.
Date published: 2012-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ammo 9mm defence can buy great self defense bullet best out there. easy to use works great with cheep guns. i carry a high point c-9 9mm. it does not jam at all works great
Date published: 2012-01-18
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