200rds – 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil 110gr. JHP Ammo

$194.95
($0.97/ppr)

2 In stock

  • Manufacturer Federal Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 110 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 200
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Manufacturer SKU PD38HS3 H
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 980
  • Muzzle Energy 235
  • UPC Barcode 50029465094695
  • Cost Per Round $0.97/ppr

Federal Ammunition 110 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

The .38 Special may be relatively mild-kicking compared to some pistol cartridges, but it still produces considerable felt recoil in a compact carry revolver. This ammunition from Federal aims to solve that problem without sacrificing muzzle velocity or expansion. Each round in this case of 200 fires a 110 grain bullet; these projectiles are similar to the ones used in the Hydra-Shok series and have a hollow point design with a center post that helps keep material from clogging the expansion cavity. Lower recoil means faster follow up shots for more effective self-defense!

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 38 Special 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 38 Special ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W 640 with a 2.125-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 38 Special 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.

Federal Ammunition 110 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil 110gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil 110gr. JHP Ammo

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

200rds – 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil 110gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.8 14 14.2 14.7 15.9
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.46 0.49 0.5 0.54 0.58
Expanded Weight (gr.) 110 110 110 110 110
Bullet Velocity (fps) 891 891 954 963 980
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