20rds - 45 ACP Federal Hydra-Shok PD Low Recoil 165gr. HP Ammo

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Federal Ammunition 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 45 ACP Federal Hydra-Shok Personal Defense Low Recoil 165gr. Hollow Point Ammo. This ammo contains a post in the middle of the hollow point to give it rapid expansion and deep penetration. This ammo is also very suitable for short barreled weapons and women shooters, because it is a reduced recoil round. This ammo has proven stopping power. This ammo is nickel coated - brass cased, boxer primed, non-magnetic and non-corrosive. It comes packed in 20rd. boxes. Muzzle Velocity: 1060 fps.

  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    PD45HS3 H
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1060
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465091514
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.97/ppr

Gel test Results

 

We tested this Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 14.74-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.648-inches, retaining 99% 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 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 45 ACP (Auto).

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

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Federal Hydra-Shok PD Low Recoil 165gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Federal Hydra-Shok PD Low Recoil 165gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

20rds - 45 ACP Federal Hydra-Shok PD Low Recoil 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13 13.1 13.1 16 18.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.63 0.64 0.65 0.65 0.67
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 161.7 162.3 162.7 162.7 165
Bullet Velocity (fps) 984 1048 1054 1062 1071

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.133
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.116
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1060 1014 976 942 912
Energy ft lbs 412 377 349 325 305
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1.2 -4.7 -10.6

Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
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814 fps
#31
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230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
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841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
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#33
334 ft lbs
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#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
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#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
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#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
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#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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    posted on by DAVID DONCHESS

    Let me say this plainly, this product is the only one that passed all my stress tests and succeeded. Get it, it will serve you well. Recoil is light and the price is right.

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