Federal Ammunition Introduces New Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto

Federal HydraShok 380ACP
Federal adds the .380 ACP Hydrashok Deep to its product lineup. IMG Federal Ammunition

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep’s bullet design brings the 380 Auto cartridge to all-new heights—or in this case, depths. This new micro-handgun ammunition offering is the first expanding 380 Auto load to consistently penetrate beyond the FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum in bare gel and through heavy clothing.  Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“FBI protocol for handgun ammunition testing includes a series of rigorous scenarios. Bullets are shot through materials such as 10-percent ordinance gelatin, laminated automotive safety glass, plywood, wallboard and heavy clothing specified by the FBI,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “While our larger caliber ammunition is designed to meet and exceed these requirements, the smaller 380 Auto is designed to offer the best possible blend of performance in a compact handgun platform.”

Testing done by Federal ammunition engineers in their Anoka, Minnesota facilities showed typical results of 13 to 13 ½ inches of penetration in bare gel and 13 ¼ to 14 inches through heavy clothing. Test gun barrel lengths were from common, compact handguns ranging from 2 ¾ to 3 ½ inches. The bullet and load are also fine-tuned to ensure delivery of consistent performance across all handgun platforms, including ones with longer barrels, to stay within that 13- to 14-inch goal range.

“It’s a completely new bullet design. We didn’t just take a 45 ACP, 40 S&W or 9mm Hydra-Shok Deep bullet and make it smaller,” said Laack. “During development, engineers looked at several design elements such as bullet weight, jacket, skiving, profile, and hollow point design elements to determine what modifications were necessary for the 380 Auto.”

Hydra-Shok Deep 380 scores a blistering 1,000 feet per second at the muzzle and delivers full expansion in both the bare gel and heavy clothing tests when shot from a variety of common compact handguns.

Features

  • First expanding 380 Auto to consistently penetrate beyond FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum in bare gel and through heavy clothing
  • Improved penetration through common barriers
  • Iconic center post design has been improved for better, more consistent expansion through standard barriers
  • Consistent, specially formulated propellant
  • Extremely reliable Federal primer with sealant

https://www.federalpremium.com/handgun/premium-personal-defense/personal-defense-hydra-shok-deep/11-P380HSD1.html

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.



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Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

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Gregory Peter DuPont
Gregory Peter DuPont
27 days ago

I’d like to see them do this with the 9×18..and would ALSO say “50 round boxes please” as well

Grigori
Grigori
28 days ago

Hey Federal, would it really kill you to put these in 50 round boxes for sale to everyone, general public included?

Cea
Cea
27 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Well, at more than a buck a round, they will sell more 20 rd boxes than 50 rd boxes. Even though it is the same amount per round for 50. For some people (Most?), it’s easier to spend $25, than $50, at any given time for something they may never use.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
27 days ago
Reply to  Cea

Very true.

However, you can buy Federal HST ammunition in 50 round boxes over the internet, but not at your local retailer on the Shelf, as they come only in 20 or 25 round boxes