Federal took their classic and remarkably effective Hydra-Shok design and improved on it even further in this 9mm cartridge. Its 135 grain jacketed hollow point projectile features an even more robust center post than its predecessor offered, letting it resist substantially more rugged barriers en route to penetrate its target. This bullet’s tough jacket further promotes penetration, and its deep cut notches control that expansion within to ensure that the bullet creates a wide and devastating mushroom.
This round’s projectile reliably penetrates to 15 inches within bare ballistic gel. The FBI’s current standards for personal protection identify that depth as optimal for neutralizing a human-sized target, which further helps to prevent the kind of overpenetration which might harm an innocent bystander.
This round’s Federal primer is extraordinarily reliable, so you won’t be left wanting should you ever be forced to draw your pistol in self-defense. Its propellant delivers reliable performance as well, and its brass casing is uniform and perfect for handloading. With 20 of these rounds you’ll have what you need to fill even a standard double stack mag — a fine investment in your safety.