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Federal Premium Hydra-Shok .40 S&W ammunition is a product from the Federal Premium line of ammunition. Federal Premium ammunition is marketed as a top-tier load suitable for the most demanding of situations, including military and law enforcement operations. By pairing state-of-the-art loads with revolutionary bullets, the company is able to produce a cartridge marked by outstanding accuracy, reliability and ballistics.
The cartridges found in every box of Federal Premium Hydra-Shok .40 S&W ammunition begin with a Hydra-Shok jacketed hollow point projectile. These projectiles are manufactured with a unique center-post design and a notched jacket that provide the traditional benefits of a hollow point, but do so more reliably and with lower recoil. As noted, each box of Federal Premium Hydra-Shok .40 S&W ammunition contains 20 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Loaded with the aforementioned 135 gr projectile, this cartridge was developed for explosive on-target expansion and maximal tissue damage. This particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,200 fps. At 25 yards, a distance well over the typical self-defense distance, the velocity drops to just 1,116 fps.