Speer Gold Dot Ammunition is loaded with bonded core bullets and designed for critical defense needs.
Bonding the jacket to the core means the elimination of core-jacket separation and superior weight retention making it more effective than traditional hollow-point bullets in the event that the bullet encounters bone or heavy clothing upon entry.
This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable nickel-plated brass cases.
|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1025|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||420|
|Cost Per Round||94.0¢ per round|
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- Based on Others Review by Newb
I feel that the 180gr is easier to shoot accurately compared to the lighter bullets, but that may be due to the shorter barrel on the XDM compact (like I said, I'm not an expert). I have seen no noticeable difference in the accuracy of one brands 180gr compared to another.
For true ballistic performance I rely heavily on the reviews of experts, and when ballistic tests prove that the ammunition can perform to a standard set by law enforcement experts I tend to believe that those experts know what they are talking about. Simply put, if people who put their life on the line trust a certain ammunition to defend their own life and the lives of others around them...that's good enough for me. Speer Gold Dot seems to be widely accepted as a premium law enforcement ammunition (especially in 40 S&W) much as Federal Premium HST so I tend to stick to these for personal defense.
When all else fails...just ask a cop. (Posted on 6/19/13)
- This is the ammo to have Review by cremona
- Great Value and Reliability Review by Ron M.