Ditto on your observations on bullet performance. Almost all of ours look exactly like the bullets recovered from the heavy clothing event on the Speer poster, except for the ones going through glass or auto bodies, those are never pretty.
We did not have the same experience with the Hydrashock, found that to be a really poor duty load in 9mm, both the 147 and the 124gr. We had multiple bullets fail to expand, in other cases they over expanded and fragmented, this led to shallow penetration and failing to get into the vitals.
My friends down the road an hour issue the 180gr Gold Dot, that has proven to be a superb duty round as well.