Are Federal Hydra-Shok any good?

Are Federal Hydra-Shok any good?

The Hydra-Shok cartridge is an excellent reflection of 30 years of experience in cartridge manufacturing. As a personal defense round, it is a performer. Our testing proved its effectiveness from weapons commonly carried for self-defense.

What does Hydra-Shok bullets do?

Federal® Premium® Hydra-Shok® Handgun Ammo features a unique center-post design for controlled expansion, while the notched jacket provides efficient energy transfer to penetrate barriers while retaining energy for superior stopping power.

Is federal 9 mm ammo good?

A common choice for law enforcement agencies, this 9mm ammo has scored well in FBI and independent ballistic tests. The Federal HST LE bullet is designed to expand to create a large wound cavity. The ammo provides a good combination of expansion consistency, penetration depth, and reliability for self defense use.

Who makes Hydra-Shok bullets?

Federal Premium Ammunition
Hydra-Shok is a type of point-projectile made by Federal Premium Ammunition. It was originally patented by ammunition designer Tom Burczynski. Hydra-Shok was released in 1988 after the FBI requested a bullet with better terminal ballistics than traditional cup and core projectiles.

Are Hydra-Shok and HST the same?

The Hydra-Shock is falling by the way side due to plugging and a rather smooth expansion (smooth round edge) which has a tendency to push target media (tissue/organs) out of the way and closed up behind, whereas the HST rounds rarely plug and the expansion is huge with sharp edges that cut the target media rather than …

Which is better Federal Premium Hydra Shok deep OR.40’S & W?

Reviewing the Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep cartridges in 9mm and .40 S&W. At 20 yards, we were able to keep the Hydra-Shok bullets within a 3.5-inch circle at 20 yards, but we are certain they are capable of better accuracy with better shooters.

When did Federal Premium release the Hydra Shok?

In 1989, Federal Premium released the Hydra-Shok cartridge. The bullet designed resembled contemporary hollow point bullets, except there was a center post inside the hollow cavity. When the Hydra-Shok was released, it performed dramatically better than many other hollow point cartridges.

What does the new Hydra Shok deep look like?

Officer Media Group, Lindsey Bertomen photographer The new Hydra-Shok Deep resembles the original, but the pre-expanding scores on the outside of the bullet look more pronounced and the center post looks more like a traffic cone than a fence post. For now, Hydra-Shok Deep comes in 9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP.

What kind of brass does Hydra Shok deep use?

For now, Hydra-Shok Deep comes in 9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP. They use nickel plated brass. I noticed the slick outside surface right away, which is part of the equation for reliable feeding and extraction.