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|Bullet Weight||165 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||484|
We test fired five rounds of .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) Speer 165 gr Gold Dot into synthetic ballistic gelatin to observe its expansion and penetration characteristics. The ammo was fired from a Glock 27 pistol at a distance of 10 feet. A four-layer barrier of heavy fabric was placed in front of the gelatin to simulate clothing.
The complete data for this load from our test can be found on the chart below. The photo slider displays the expanded bullets that were retrieved from the gel. Pictured below is a high speed video that shows the bullet entering the gel at approximately 10,000 frames per second. The diagrams at the bottom of the page should give you an idea of how this load compares to other .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) loads.
Find out more about ballistic gel testing and how this load compares to other self-defense ammo on Lucky Gunner Labs.
|40 S&W - 165 Grain JHP - Speer Gold Dot - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||26.3||26.6||26.9||27.5||28.4|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.4|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||164.3||164.7||164.7||165.4||165.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||925||932||942||958||969|
Wish they were cheaper. Quality and service were great
Review by Rd
Gold dot for carry fmj for practice
(Posted on 11/9/2014)
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Review by Osage
There's several fine self defense rounds and Gold Dot is my favorite . I carry 2 - 3 different types in each clip and Gold Dot is always one of them.
(Posted on 1/2/2014)
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