1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 125gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo

$539.95
($0.54/ppr)

1 In stock

  • Manufacturer Federal Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 125 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 1000
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Pressure +P
  • Manufacturer SKU 38E
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 950
  • Muzzle Energy 250
  • UPC Barcode 50029465084078
  • Cost Per Round $0.54/ppr

Federal Ammunition 125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Want to load up your trusty J-frame for a reasonable price? Federal has got you covered with this law enforcement grade 38 Special +P ammunition. This round’s Hi-Shok bullet performs really closely to the much acclaimed Hydra-Shok, and has a notched jacket that promotes fuller expansion during penetration. This is a lighter projectile for its caliber, which not only contributes to its formidable muzzle velocity but reduces its recoil somewhat as well.

This round’s brass casing is nickel plated. That makes it easier to slip in and out of the cylinder, and provides protection from the corrosion that could put a concealed weapon’s ammo at risk. Federal was wise to put good components on a round that a cop would use. That’s the kind of spirit one should expect from an industry leader. You can trust the Minnesotan company’s primers and propellants when you’re in a jam.

Please note that this is +P ammunition.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

We tested this Federal Ammunition 38 Special ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of -inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of -inches, retaining % of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Federal Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 125gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 125gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 125gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 38 Special compare to other 38 SPECIAL?

1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 125gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.5 14 14.5 17.8 19.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35
Expanded Weight (gr.) 124.4 124.5 124.5 124.5 124.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 829 841 843 846 848
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