1000rds – 9mm Federal LE 115gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo


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Federal Ammunition 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 9mm cartridge by Federal features a 115 grain Hi-Shok projectile. At its very essence, the Hi-Shok is a Hydra-Shok but with one single omission: the center post that keeps its nose cavity better able to avoid jamming up with debris before expansion can take place. It’s still in every other way an exceptionally potent projectile, however, with a deep cavity to produce wide expansion and a notched jacket that serves to control said expansion. This affordable round provides a shooters on any budget with not only the means to protect themselves, but also to train thoroughly with their self-defense load as well.

Federal’s ability to so consistently provide cost-effective solutions for all manners of shooting enthusiasts derives from their nearly entire century of research into best loading practices and technology. It’s certainly great peace of mind, knowing that an affordable Federal product is still a fine Federal product in full. This round’s other components are all exceptional for their price tag, and totally deserving of being purchased by the case.
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Gel test Results


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 9mm Luger (9x19) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Federal Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 9mm Federal LE 115gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds – 9mm Federal LE 115gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Ammo?

1000rds – 9mm Federal LE 115gr. Hi-Shok JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 21.6 25.9 26 26.7 27
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.41
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 115 115.2 115.2 115.3 115.4
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1057 1084 1087 1100 1104


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by don in dallas

    Great ammo for Glock 19 or 34 (with steel guide for point control). Runs clean with no misfires. If you use the +p put in a tungsten guide for better point.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Hal

    I tried 5 different brands of 115 gr. JHP ammo in my Glock 43. This ammo shot the best groups at 15 yds. It's my 'go to' 9mm load for self defense.

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