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Federal Premium Launches All-New Hydra-Shok Deep Personal Defense Load

ANOKA, Minnesota – February 8, 2018 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce a new high-performance self-defense load. Hydra-Shok Deep builds off the time-tested Hydra-Shok platform with design improvements that better meet modern performance measurements. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.


Federal Premium Hydra-Shok ammunition has proven itself for self-defense since 1989. Hydra-Shok Deep’s redesigned bullet features a more robust center post and a core design that provides as much as 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok.

Features & Benefits
• Penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel—the optimal depth according to FBI standards
• 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok
• 70 percent improvement in overall FBI protocol score compared to classic Hydra-Shok
• Iconic center post design has been improved for better integrity and performance through civilian barriers
• Consistent, specially formulated propellant
• Extremely reliable Federal primer

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P9HSD1 / 9mm Luger 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep / $27.95

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to


5 Responses to “Federal Premium Launches All-New Hydra-Shok Deep Personal Defense Load”

  1. lcpl1066 says:

    it would be nice to see it in 124 grain

    • SamHill says:

      I imagine it would be hard to notice a difference of 11 grains.
      I regularly switch between 115 and 124’s in my main pistol and don’t notice the difference.

  2. Hubb says:

    Is there any testing or data on how these feed in MP5/MPX/Scorpion/9mm AR15/B&T guns?

  3. Jack Griffin says:


  4. Bad Dancer says:

    I am curious to see what kind of nose deformation will happen, if any as I don’t know, from missfeeds or some of the harder chambering platforms.