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    Federal Premium 9mm Luger 135gr. Hydra-Shok JHP - Anyone try this?

    I bought a box for SD ammo.
    I have one mag loaded with 15 rounds, and 5 rounds in the box.
    Not sure I want to shoot the other 5 at $1.10 a round.
    Has anyone had any experience with it?
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    I have used this before in 135Gr and have some in ammo safe(never had any porblems in XD, XDM or 24/7). Hydro Shoks are a older design from federal. According to what i've learned( internet and forums), they can fail to open(mushroom) at times due to heavy clothing. Federal HST is the new thing from Federal for SD.

    That being said i have some loaded in my XD right at this moment, i prefer the 135gr to the lighter bullet weights.

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    Best I've used !

    Just getting back into shooting and bought a Glock 19. I've tried 10+ manufacturers and several loads at this point. These were absolutely the tightest grouping for me, and I've bought three more boxes (all I can find).

    But, I highly recommend firing some to make sure they feed, etc. At $1+ / shot, I put some cheap FMJ before / after and had no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldergod0515 View Post
    Just getting back into shooting and bought a Glock 19. I've tried 10+ manufacturers and several loads at this point. These were absolutely the tightest grouping for me, and I've bought three more boxes (all I can find).

    But, I highly recommend firing some to make sure they feed, etc. At $1+ / shot, I put some cheap FMJ before / after and had no problems.
    Welcome to the forum.

    The velocity of the 135gr. round is a bit higher than the 147gr. new technology rounds. There is a +P 147gr. round out there but I'll stay on topic.

    This makes the 135gr. better IMHO for carry as the 147gr velocities are closer to being a .38 Special like round.

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    never shot that weight!
    I have used the 115 and the 124 gr. I lean to the 124 grain in most 9MM self defense rounds, well except that i now carry the fiocchi EMB all copper 92 grain in all my 9 MM..
    A note as well! the curent Hydra shok is not the same old hydra -Shok that your daddy used!
    it has been modernized.
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    I carry that weight in .40 S&W for my M405, the lower recoil helps with follow up shots in that. Now in a 9mm, i imagine the reverse is true. It will probably have a tad more recoil and sting the hand a tad more than 124 gr.. The .40's are pretty accurate out of my snubby, so i would assume the performance is just as good out of a 9mm.
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    After accidentally shooting off 15 of the 20 rounds a couple months ago, I recently bought another box.
    So I have 2 mags loaded (15 and 10) for SD carry.
    The other 2 mags are loaded 12 and 12 with XTP or Berry's reloads for the shootouts.
    I did not notice any difference in recoil when shooting them, in fact I didn't even know I shot them until I picked up the brass, nickle plated they are.
    That was an Oh S*** moment, $15 of ammo shot.
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    Prices are HIGH aren't they? I took a look at ammo prices and went BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!

 

 

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