Federal Premium recently went back to the drawing board to see if they could improve upon a time-tested standard for handgun defense loads. After extensive testing and some minor, meaningful changes they have developed the Hydra-Shok Deep defense load; an improved variant of the staple Hydra-Shok round.
The Hydra-Shok Deep round is meant to be a deeper penetrating permutation of their standard Hydra-Shok which has been employed by law enforcement departments and civilians alike since 1989. This re-designed bullet boasts 50% deeper penetration into ballistics gel during testing and utilizes a more robust center post and core design.
An overview of the improved characteristics as presented by Federal Premium can be read below:
Penetrates 15″ in Bare Ballistics Gel — the Optimal Depth according to FBI Standards 50% Deeper Penetration than classic Hydra-Shok 70% Improvement in overall FBI Protocol Score compared to classic Hydra-Shok Iconic Center Post Design has been improvedThis post was originally published on this site