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

$26.95
($0.54/ppr)

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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 $0.54/ppr

Federal Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 45 ACP cartridge from Federal’s Law Enforcement Tactical line of ammunition features the Minnesotan manufacturer’s own tried and true 230 grain Hydra-Shok projectile. This distinctive looking bullet has a center post jutting up from within its tip’s cavity, which ensures that the hollow point bullet’s ability to provide wide expansion won’t become impacted by becoming clogged up with fabric during penetration. The bullet’s hard metal jacket assures dependable penetration, and has notches to cause expansion to occur on a single axis. The Hydra-Shok excels at releasing the entirety of its energy within a soft target at an optimal depth, and it is unlikely to overpenetrate where it may cause harm to innocent bystanders.

This round’s nickel plated brass casing is shiny, and thus makes it easier to check your chamber while you’re in a dark environment. That sleek nickel also facilitates smooth cycling, and helps to resist corrosion that could have compromised the cartridge’s powder.

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

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

50rds – 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical 230gr. Hydra-Shok JHP 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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