.40 S&W Federal 135-grain Hydra-Shok PDLR

posted on December 13, 2011

Federal's Premium Personal Defense line of ammunition is loaded with Hydra-Shok bullets, and this particular load is marketed as Low Recoil. Federal achieves the low recoil by using a light-for-caliber bullet. Optimum penetration is maintained by pushing this bullet relatively fast. This 135-grain .40 S&W load has a muzzle velocity of more than 1,200 fps from a Glock 22. Penetration, at 11 inches, is what I consider ideal. It should make a great personal-protection load.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.40 S&W Federal 135-grain Hydra-Shok PDLR 1,211 11 .68 101


handgun with bullets and magazine
handgun with bullets and magazine

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