20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo


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  • 1 Review(s)
  • 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 20
  • Ammo Caliber 357 Magnum
  • Manufacturer SKU C357B
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1440
  • Muzzle Energy 575
  • UPC Barcode 029465092979
  • Cost Per Round $1.00/ppr

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

This is .357 Magnum Federal Personal Defense 125gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo. Federal's Personal Defense handgun ammunition, which features a jacketed hollow point, gives you a reliable bullet that creates quick, positive expansion with proven accuracy. Nickel coated brass cases, boxer primed, non-corrosive and non-magnetic. This ammo is packed in 20rd. boxes.

Ballistic Gel Testing


As you hunt for the best self-defense 357 Magnum ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Federal Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W 640. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Federal Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 357 Magnum ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Gel test results for Federal Ammunition 125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 357 Magnum compare to other 357 MAGNUM?

20rds - 357 Mag Federal Personal Defense 125gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.2 14.4 14.5 17.3 17.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.48 0.5 0.51 0.59 0.6
Expanded Weight (gr.) 95.6 97.1 97.7 114.4 124.8
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1217 1226 1233 1263 1292


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by WRII

    This load, and the Remington 125 grain SJHP are the classic .357 magnum loads that earned it the reputation as the top handgun "fight stopper". Both loadings work off the same principal of an exposed (soft) lead hollow point "in front" of the copper jacket. Both loads are meant to expand quickly and violently. Expect a lot of weight to be shed from the bullet. If you are one who likes to weigh recovered test bullets for "retained weight", well...you might as well move on. Is this load (or the Remington) "barrier blind"? Absolutely not. Are they the cutting edge of hollow point technology? That's an easy no.
    Does that mean that they don't work? It depends on your requirements and what you look for in a round.
    If you are worried about passing FBI protocols involving weight retention and barrier performance then you will probably be disappointed.
    However, if you want a round that has a proven track record of effectiveness, and don't feel that shooting through multiple layers of plywood and/or sheet metal is likely to be an issue for you as a private citizen - then you could do much worse than this round.

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