Gear: Federal Hydra-Shock


Federal Hydra-Shock

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Ammunition
Price: $15.00
Average Rating:
(34 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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    Chris_Cosgriff, Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:09:30 UTC.
    1st review

    These are great rounds. I use the .40 caliber version.

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    jma1542, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:55:48 UTC.

    I also use the .40 cal. version for duty ammo and the .45 for off duty. Never had a problem with them.

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    Robocop33, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:15:09 UTC.

    This is the ammo that I carry in my .45 and from everything that I have been able to find it is by far the very best ammo out there for the purpose of self defense or 'man-stopper'. Very reliable and smooth feeding. Way too expensive to practice with but as someone that believes in keeping my ammo fresh I rotate the box out every year and fire it up then and I love it. For practice I use Gov surplus ammo that is as cheap a .45 round as you can find. Federal Hydra-Shock, it is definitely my ammo of choice!

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    bad_LT, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:24:25 UTC.

    I use this in my 40 and my 380

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    prolibertate, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 22:10:39 UTC.

    I use it in my .38spl Chief backup..couldn't find anything more devestating than the Plus P

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    CSL, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 04:15:51 UTC.

    These are good, I, too use the 40's.

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    tclemens2006, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:11:44 UTC.

    Great round...Shot this out of my XD9

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:13:32 UTC.

    These are great, I like the overall performance and highly recomend them. I must add that I stagger my mags with these and Corbons.

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    RoyalwithCheese, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:22:27 UTC.

    Have used these before and have great sucess with them. I used the .45 version.

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    jakesdad, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:27:23 UTC.

    I went to an autopsy on a suspect killed by the officer. Officer fired 3 rounds, 1 chest, 1 arm 1 miss. The pos was running toward him with a knife.

    The chest shot was an X through the sternum and the post was pushing against the skin after it went through the spine. An awesome round. This one was a .40

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    Enrique, Sun, 27 Jan 2008 01:19:48 UTC.

    These rounds are awesome, I use them for my on and off duty weapons.

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    cfish85, Sat, 02 Feb 2008 01:51:19 UTC.

    Yes this a very good round to use i have 3 guns ( .40 cal glock 23 , Glock 27 and my new .357 slim Glock ) SXT ( black Talons are awesome too

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    BallisticsGirl, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 05:12:25 UTC.

    Definatly something we keep instock. typically use some version of these bullets themselves since we used to reload our own ammo. Great thing to have.

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    DGM, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:34:15 UTC.

    Only round I would trust my life on, but too bad the military can't use it. Why can't they use them on the premise that they are hunting criminals (terrorists), and not fighting the uniformed army of a sovereign nation? Someone should really challenge the Geneva Convention and the Hague Accords on this one, because I don't trust hardball, FMJ, or any other non-expanding ammunition worth a damn. Has anyone hear tried out Glaser Safety Rounds (kind of a oxymoron, isn't it). I have yet to see them in action and would like an experienced input before I decide to use those expensive bastards. They usually run at least twice the price for half the ammo compared to standard rounds.

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    fschuster, Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:50:55 UTC.

    I love this product. It's affordable, accurate and cycles easy. This is why I use it for EDC.

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    BReedCPD, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 23:16:55 UTC.

    Great Ammo!!!!!! I use this ammo in my off duty glock model 26 (9mm).

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    Wardog6d, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:18:32 UTC.

    Its works.. Not the best but cheap..

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    abc12345, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 06:04:54 UTC.

    This is my second choice when it comes to duty/defensive ammo. Very good ammo.

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    Wolvarine, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 06:29:43 UTC.

    Great ammo I use it in .40 Cal. for my Glock 22....

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    Dougfs04, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:57:59 UTC.

    Love them. I use them for my Glock .40Cal

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    Hoffa_45, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 04:01:23 UTC.

    best round so far for my 40. Cal. GLOCK 22.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:49:46 UTC.

    excellent duty ammo

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    Anonymous, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 05:59:31 UTC.

    I use this ammo in my off-duty weapons and it works great. We are required to use Black Hills for my Department issued weapon.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 06:32:15 UTC.

    cant go wrong for the price and the extra little kick it offeres

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    bamafever86, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:59:46 UTC.

    these work great for .40 cals!

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    motorman6235, Thu, 08 May 2008 12:32:01 UTC.

    i creey this in 40s i like them

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    aaa111, Thu, 08 May 2008 13:47:51 UTC.

    I have shot many of these and although they are reliable feeders, there is so much better ammo on the market for police work.

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    hbg522, Thu, 08 May 2008 14:21:16 UTC.

    use for the glock .40 and its very good ammo

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    bamahammer, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:18:48 UTC.


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    Posse44, Mon, 07 Jul 2008 01:25:55 UTC.

    It is what I use now. Luckily, have not had to use it on someone, but I know if I had to, I could trust it would do what I want it to.

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    Lurch001100, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:56:08 UTC.

    I use this in my Glock 22 and I love it. After seeing tests done with this and standard hollow points, I went out and bought some.

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    OFCR3627, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:59:57 UTC.


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    bth1208, Sat, 19 Dec 2009 05:24:34 UTC.

    will def. canoe a perp

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    GlockFreak, Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:21:59 UTC.

    This will kill anyone.

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