50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr. HP Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Federal Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 50
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU P45HS1G
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 900
  • Muzzle Energy 414
  • UPC Barcode 029465088651
  • Cost Per Round $0.68/ppr

This is 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr. Hollow Point Ammo. The Hydra-Shok Hollow Point remains the most popular choice for accuracy and overall ballistic performance. Its notched copper jacket controls penetration and a unique center-post hollow point design provides controlled expansion and efficient energy transfer for incredible performance. This ammo is packed in 50rd. boxes.


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Ballistic Gel Testing

As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Ruger SR45. 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 45 ACP (Auto) 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 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr. HP Ammo

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

50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 18.3 19.4 20.7 20.8 20.8
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.45 0.48 0.51 0.58
Expanded Weight (gr.) 227.9 229.8 230.2 230.2 230.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 795 816 816 831 854

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