Federal Premium 40 S&W 135 Grain Low-Recoil Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point - 20 Rounds
Federal Premium Personal Defense Ammunition is an excellent choice for law enforcement agencies as well as concealed carry permit holders. The unique center-post design of the Hydra-Shok Hollow Point delivers controlled expansion while the notched jacket provides efficient energy transfer for maximum penetration.
These personal defense loads feature increased muzzle velocity and energy compared to standard loads, the penetration and stopping power of Premium bullets and reduced recoil. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.
- Caliber: 40 Smith & Wesson
- Bullet Weight:135 Grain
- Bullet Style: Hydra-Shok Hollow Point
- Bullet Casing: Brass
- Bullet Primer: Boxer
- Muzzle (Velocity): 1200 Fps
- Muzzle (Energy): 432 Ft. Lbs
- Excellent quality self-defense ammunition.
- Manf. Part #: PD40HS4H
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I tested these using a Pact chronograph and a S&W 40 Pro (5" barrel). Range conditions were ~61.2F, ~1035 in mg, and ~1180 ft above sea level.
Average velocity was 1189.3 fps with a very respectable standard deviation of 9.7 fps & CV .96%. This gave an average power factor of 160.555.
Typical self defense rounds will give a power of 175+ in 40 S&W and the felt recoil from this ammunition was indeed reduced. The velocity of the ammunition with the lighter bullet was higher than the typical round which should provide good expansion performance, but that was not tested during this range session.
No malfunctions occurred and I am comfortable adding this ammunition to my repertoire, particularly for those shooters that are recoil averse.