Gear: Hydra-Shok JHP


Hydra-Shok JHP

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Ammunition
Price: 27.00-37.00
Average Rating:
(54 Votes)

The choice of law enforcement agencies nationwide, Federal's unique center-post design delivers controlled expansion and the notched jacket provides efficient energy transfer to penetrate barriers while retaining stopping power. The deep penetration of this jacketed bullet satisfies even the FBI's stringent testing requirements

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:52:32 UTC.
    1st review

    I use Hydra-Shoks in both my 9mm and my 45. They are extremely accurate and powerful. I would tell anyone to spend the money and try them.

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    david_j9, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:43:48 UTC.

    This was our issued ammunition when I was on active duty.

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    CJS, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:46:08 UTC.

    Genuine 100% man stopper.

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    klamm143, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:46:28 UTC.

    Great Ammo...use to use this with the department until a switch to gold has a "cool name".

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    lynettesman, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 13:22:06 UTC.

    This is my duty ammo. I love it's inherent stopping power. It can do so much more than back in the days of FMJ's.

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    nfpd350, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:33:50 UTC.

    I use this ammunition in both duty and off duty weapons. Great stopping power!

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    Taffy, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 11:51:18 UTC.

    This is the ammo that makes a 9mm a good weapon. On duty and off this is what I carry.

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    johayes, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 04:58:05 UTC.

    every time i have been able to use this ammo at the range i have gotten consistant grouping's every time price could be less though!

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    edcook, Thu, 24 Apr 2008 04:42:23 UTC.

    I have used Hydra-Shok JHP on Wild Boars. Usually 1 or 2 shots is all you need!
    My biggest boar was 325 pounds. The bullet does not over penetrate,great performance!

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    Radcop88, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 03:28:34 UTC.

    I have used this ammunition in the past. Feeds well and clean shooting after numerous rounds.

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    MRGSLC, Sun, 01 Jun 2008 19:44:32 UTC.

    Its an overall good round. I carry it in my Glock 22 .40. I used to care it in my Glock 17c 9mm and never had any problems with jamming. I stagger my mags with Extreme Shock Fang Face, Hydra-Shocks & Starfire ammo. As said before, not a round you want to shoot at the range. Pricey, but worth it.

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    Posse44, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 23:41:21 UTC.

    Great all around ammunition. keeps most of its mass after penetration, much better then others on the market. Unlike CorBon, it is not so hot you have to shoot it to see how it handles in your gun.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 18 Jun 2008 05:03:18 UTC.

    Great for personal protection. I have this ammunition for my concealment firearm.

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    okc_marine, Wed, 18 Jun 2008 06:51:16 UTC.

    i just love these rounds. i use the 9mm for now. ill be getting the .45 soon.

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    LP27, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 08:44:06 UTC.

    My wife uses these in her .380 and they are kick ass accurate!

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    TellerDep, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 04:14:33 UTC.

    This is some good ammo though its a bit pricyI like the way it flattens out especially good in 9mm

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    Radar702, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:04:17 UTC.

    My all time favorite. Still have it for my .357 and my 9mm from my LE days.

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    iprieto, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:31:35 UTC.

    Ever since I own a gun I always carry this kind of ammo it is great it shoot good, and good accuracy. I like using ammo that I don't have to waist my whole mag to stop the person. I saw a person get shot 5 time at one time, 3 with with a 9mm and 2 with .45. regular ammo And he still live and kicking

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    lilcasino510, Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:07:49 UTC.

    Quality ammunition. It's our department issue. Never had any problems with it.

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    Steelshot315, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:20:28 UTC.

    What I carry off duty. Great penetration, excelent stopping power and never jams or gets hung up. Great round for the price.

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    Wolvarine, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 21:57:36 UTC.

    Excellent Ammunition

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    Trooper523, Sun, 17 Aug 2008 03:43:29 UTC.

    Our department has used this ammo with great success for the last 11 years. I have never had a double feed or stove pipe with this ammunition. Only two light strikes on the primer in the last 5 years. Only flaw is that it is more expensive than most hollow points on the market.

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    354loop, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:30:12 UTC.

    We have stopped carrying the hydra-shocks. I still carry them in my Glock 17 off duty. I will continue to carry them off duty with hopes we go back carrying them for duty rounds.

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    mathew14456, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:01:52 UTC.

    Great round, I carry this in my .45, 9mm, and .380 (back up) Retains mass, clean firing. Just make sure that your weapon is set up for it. I had to re polish my feed ramp to take it in the .45. After a re polish, never a feed issue.

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    Lt_Blackwood, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:56:08 UTC.

    Was carrying this ammo in 1991 when involved in shooting incident. 45 ACP, S&W 645, even though hit was not fatal it took the fight right out of the BG. Definitely a one shot stopper when placed well. Always reliable, feeds reliably, low muzzle flash, managable recoil.

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    clowersr, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 04:01:36 UTC.

    One of the few places my department doesn't try to 'skimp' on 'low bid' gear is in ammo - They issue Federal Hydra Shok, a top of the line, dependable round. Thank goodness, or I'd have to buy it myself!

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    Two21, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 21:09:55 UTC.

    Never had a problem with it. It does what it's supposed to. A lot of our guys are carrying this because the department mandated stuff is not available. Top notch in my book.

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    Robocop33, Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:16:24 UTC.

    I love this ammo! Should, God forbid, I ever have to shoot anyone I know with this ammo they will not be getting up! Hard hitting and great expansion as well as easy feeding and very accurate. What more can you ask for in a .45 round?

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    zarr, Sat, 27 Dec 2008 22:16:14 UTC.

    Great round for duty...Very accurate and dependable

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    johnpblair, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:50:04 UTC.

    I witnessed a fellow Officer shoot a suspect at close range when the subject attacked him with a hammer. One round, dead center mass, (the attacker was a larege man) and the man fell immediately. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The other great characteristic of this round is the fact that it does not travel great distances through walls. Stray rounds are always deadly but this round may be a little less deadly.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 07:22:14 UTC.

    department used for awhile then changed, I bought what they had left and use it in my off duty weapon

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    USvapd1919, Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:12:38 UTC.

    Bullet packs a punch. I carry it off duty. No worries about dropping someone in one shot.

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    Depdawg226, Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:55:12 UTC.


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    deputydave_103, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:34:32 UTC.

    Before I retired I used .45 Federal Hydra-Shok JHP, and nothing else. I know the knock down power that it has, one round any where and the assaliant is on the floor. If you're going to do it right, do it right the first time.

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    LRWard921, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:48:40 UTC.

    This is my ammo of choice

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    Anonymous, Wed, 11 Mar 2009 06:56:39 UTC.

    Outstanding round!

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    parteche1, Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:52:55 UTC.

    Use it both in my 9mm and 40cal awesome round. I don't leave home without them. This is one round I am thankful for............

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    OFCR3627, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:58:45 UTC.


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    vernski, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 13:12:06 UTC.

    This is an awesome bullet, great penetration and the bullet retains its weight and energy.I would recommend it to all Law Enforecement.

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    Twisted_Justice68, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:10:39 UTC.

    Once you have seen the ballistics on this round you will never want to use another duty round.....or self defense round for that matter.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:21:37 UTC.

    Best round for my Berreta 92FS. Makes the standard load look like a marshmallow peep next to a an Eagle.

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    Irishcop1961, Fri, 15 May 2009 18:03:40 UTC.

    Department issuied ammo and carry it in my off duty guns too.

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    cencom1, Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:37:50 UTC.

    Our duty issued .40 cal. No problems. Love the round.

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    bladecop, Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:58:52 UTC.

    Like daddy always said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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    Drewxx, Wed, 08 Jul 2009 03:10:59 UTC.

    This was dept. issue, they do the job but I'd rather have Win. SXT

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    Anonymous, Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:06:48 UTC.

    Best Ammo you can buy

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    Uncon214, Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:48:46 UTC.


    I like it in the 124 grain standard and +P 9mm flavors.

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    twking, Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:15:44 UTC.

    this subsonic 9mm round is the best in my opinion.

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    PFCjoker, Sat, 03 Apr 2010 21:53:53 UTC.

    .40cal is a awesome round with great stopping power it the one i would always carry if they didn't cost so much, but you get what you pay for and you would be getting a great round with this one

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    Anonymous, Thu, 17 Jun 2010 02:52:37 UTC.

    The wife and I both have Springfield XD-40 Sub-Compacts and both are loaded with 180gr Hydra-Shoks... I buy from Ammo to Go and have them delivered for less than I can find them at any ammo store here in the Dallas area.

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    kowa, Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:42:45 UTC.

    I love these I keep my Kim-baby-.45 (kimber) loaded with these babies. We took them out and practiced on a goat (died of natural causes not lead poisioning). All I can say is that was the determining factor on what I carry for personal protection,

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    TotalForceTraining, Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:20:24 UTC.

    These bullets are some of the better early JHP designs.

    I like them, but there are a lot better out these days.

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    SpringfieldArmory89, Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:27:51 UTC.

    I've done a few ammo reviews, as well as ballistic gel/milk jug tests, with multiple different types of ammunition. If it's a bullet. I've probably fired it. That being said. For my personal protection, I prefer to use Federal Hydra-Shok in my 9 mm and my 45. The effects it has through denim, and into gelatin targets, speak for themselves. It doesn't over penetrate, and it doesn't under penetrate. I wanted to make absolutely certain (just like all types of defense ammo) That my weapon would successfully feed, and throw the bullet down-range. The accuracy and dependability of Hydra-Shok was out of this world. It expands flawlessly. Feeds flawlessly, and has just the right amount of penetration. What more could you ask for in a round?

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    TheYetti, Tue, 04 Jun 2013 06:22:29 UTC.

    Accurate, feeds well, highly recommended for duty purposes.

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