.380 ACP Federal 90-grain Hydra-Shok JHP

Finding the right balance between penetration and expansion is the key to any defensive load.

.45 ACP Federal 230-grain Hydra-Shok (3-inch barrel)

Does a proven .45 ACP load provide fight-stopping performance through a short-barreled 1911?

2019 Ammo of the Year: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep

Building on the tremendous success of the company's original Hydra-Shok design, Federal Premium enhanced its defensive-cartridge lineup with Hydra-Shok Deep, winning our 2019 Ammo of the Year Award.

New for 2020: Federal Hydra-Shok Deep in .380 ACP

Federal has introduced a .380 ACP load to its Hydra-Shok Deep lineup, the first cartridge for the chambering to consistently meet FBI protocol recommendations for penetration—12 inches minimum—through bare gel and through heavy clothing.

.327 Fed. Mag. 85-grain Hydra-Shok, Personal Defense Low Recoil

Federal's Low Recoil line of defensive handgun ammunition is designed to offer a high level of terminal performance while producing lower recoil levels.

.45 ACP Federal 165-grain Hydra-Shok Low Recoil Personal Defense

Federal proves you can achieve optimal performance for self-defense without the kick.

First Look: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Ammo

Designed to provide increased penetration for personal defense, Federal Premium launched its Hydra-Shok Deep ammo in 2018.

Review: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Ammo

Federal Premium’s new Hydra-Shok Deep defensive ammunition comes with a lot of hype—but it delivers.

First Look: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep in .380 ACP

Federal Premium recently introduced its newest load, the Hydra-Shok Deep in .380 ACP.

The .380 ACP Made Better: Federal Hydra-Shok Deep & Punch Handgun Ammo

Richard Mann takes a look at two loads from Federal Premium that deliver excellent penetration and expansion from the .380 Auto.

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