50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Hi-Shok 125gr. +P Hollow Point Ammo

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  • 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 50
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Pressure +P
  • Manufacturer SKU 38E
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 950
  • Muzzle Energy 250
  • UPC Barcode 029465084073
  • Cost Per Round $0.70/ppr

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

Federal Cartridge Company has been manufacturing quality ammunition for nearly a century. One of the most recognized and respected names in the ammo industry, shooters around the globe trust Federal ammunition for the full scope of shooting applications.



This package contains 50 rounds of classic Federal LE Hi-Shok personal protection ammunition. Although designed specifically for law enforcement personnel, these loads are also well-suited for civilian self-defense and concealed carry.



Each factory fresh .38 Special cartridge is loaded with a 125 grain Hi-Shok jacketed hollow point projectile. Hi-Shok bullets hit hard, expand reliably, penetrate deeply, and deliver effective threat-stopping terminal performance. Leaving the muzzle at a velocity of 950 feet per second, each +P overpressure round delivers 250 foot pounds of muzzle energy. This non-corrosive ammunition is boxer primed in reloadable brass cases.


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 125 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Hi-Shok 125gr. +P Hollow Point Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Hi-Shok 125gr. +P Hollow Point Ammo

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

50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Hi-Shok 125gr. +P Hollow Point 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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