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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.

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of the choices of Shooting Illustrated's editors and contributors.

Top 10 New Ammo Loads for 2018

From an ammo standpoint, 2018 promises to be good. Here are our Ammo editor's top-10 picks for the new year.

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

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

.45 ACP Federal 185-grain JHP

Finding a good .45 ACP load to put through a short-barreled 1911 can be difficult. Does this offering pass muster?

Review: Federal Guard Dog

Few things are as comforting as a dependable guard dog, and Federal's packs a mean bit.

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