Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

Part #: P10HS1

Proven since its introduction in 1989, Hydra-Shok® remains one of the most popular choices among self-defense experts. Federal Premium® uses stringent manufacturing processes and rigorous testing to ensure Hydra-Shok loads perform accurately and consistently.

  • Caliber: 10mm Auto
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 180
  • Bullet Style: Hydra-Shok
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1030
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .170
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Personal Defense
  • MSRP: $32.99
zoom_in Personal Defense Hydra•Shok

The center-post hollow-point design of the Hydra-Shok bullet makes it one of the most popular choices for personal defense, decades after its introduction.



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
1030 998 970 945 921
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
424 398 376 357 339
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-1.3 -4.9 -10.9
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.


Premium Technology


  1. Consistent propellant
  2. Nickel-plated brass case
  3. Center-post hollow-point design provides efficient energy transfer
  4. Unique Federal® primer
  5. Accuracy and superb overall ballistic performance
  6. Notched copper jacket initiates and controls expansion
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Variety is what makes the 10 great I carry a mag of this in the gun around town and my extra an extra mag of Underwood Xtreme penetrator. If am in a situation where I need to shoot through something I can change mags. If it's bad enough that I have shot 16 rounds of hydra shock and I'm down to the second mag I figure I'm not going to be as worried about over penetration. Bottom line: There is a use for weaker self defense ammo with the 10mm. It is what makes the caliber unique in the automatic pistol market.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good load for use but too pricey Sure its weak 10mm but it's good for home defense or if you are concerned with overpenetration or you get this at a discount for duty purposes. I personally shot a pumpkin with it and it destroyed it so it's a very solid performer for weak 10mm Only recommendation to federal is lower the cost because Underwood is much cheaper.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak This 10mm is nothing more then their 40 S&W. 180gr @ 1030FPS vs 180gr @ 1010 FPS for their 40 S&W. Just pathetic.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from don't understand the hate yeah its a weak round but its designed as a home defence round instead of a hunting round, so no overpenetration that can kill or damage your neighbors and enough penetration to just kill and damage the "youths" who are B&E
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from READ THE BOX! Seriously guys. Grow up! This is a Personal Defense load. Not a hog load. Not a hunting load. They make those too. If you own a 10mm (or a few) like me, you like having the options. So stop whining about how "weak" this load is. If you want a hotter load, get one. And move on. Don't bash a manufacturer for providing options! Especially a danged consistent, quality load like this.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wimpy Heck just buy a 40 s&w if your gonna shoot this stuff at over a $1 a round . Quit making this and start making more of the trophy bonded federal 10mm. I shoot underwood 10mm and will continue until the big 3 lower prices and increase velocity.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is pricey .40 Slow and Weak. Why on Earth can't you make real 10mm. What is the point of this stuff?
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So far away from what 10mm was originally designed This would suffice for home defense I suppose but this load is no where near what it was originally designed to do. This is about 200 fps and 200+ ft lbs energy shy of a standard 10mm. One might as well just buy a 40 s&w.
Date published: 2014-08-27
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