Personal Defense® Hydra•Shok®
For time-tested personal defense, choose Federal Premium® Hydra-Shok®. The bullet's center-post hollow-point design provides optimized penetration with consistent, threat-stopping expansion.
• Accuracy and superb overall ballistic performance
• Hydra-Shok® bullet’s notched copper jacket initiates and controls expansion
• Center-post hollow-point design provides reliable expansion
Power Of The Post
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.
A Look Inside
With the best components, manufacturing processes and quality standards, every Federal Premium round offers the best performance possible.
We Created It, Time Has Proven It
The Hydra-Shok bullet’s unique design provides the penetration needed for personal defense situations along with consistent, reliable expansion. Bare gelatin shot with 9mmLuger Hydra-Shok (P9HS1) from a Glock G17 at 15 feet.
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