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|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||820|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||343|
In order to find out how different self-defense handgun loads perform, we decided to do some ballistics gelatin testing of our own. The chart below is a compilation of expansion and penetration data for Speer 230 gr Gold Dot Short Barrel fired from 10 feet, through four layers of fabric (to simulate clothing), using a Kahr CW45 pistol.
The photo slider provides a close-up view of the bullets we recovered from the gelatin, and the video shows this load entering the gel in extreme slow motion.
The diagrams at the bottom of the page can give you an idea of how this load compares to other .45 ACP self-defense loads that we tested.
We did a lot more of this ballistic gelatin testing, including over 100 different loads in a variety of calibers, so check out Lucky Gunner Labs for all the details.
|45 ACP - 230 gr JHP - Speer Gold Dot - Short Barrel - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.7||13.8||13.8||13.9||16.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.682||0.693||0.702||0.703||0.704|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||228||229||230||230||230|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||800||800||805||809||817|
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I have a Glock Model 36, which is a subcompact 45 acp.
I have tried numerous types of ammunition to select the best round for this handgun. I soon learned that the recoil from +P loads was too much and to painful. The Speer Gold Dot short barrel ammo is great. Cannot go wrong with Gold Dot.
Great for picky 1911's during break in.
I shot 40 rounds of these with 0 FTF in my new Kimber Ultra Carry. Kimbers are notoriously picky about JHP during the break in period. Other JHP's I tried were failing almost every other round. I had no issues with these at all. Accuracy was on par with any range ammo I've used as well. Will definitely be picking up more when it comes available again.
You're reviewing: 45 ACP - 230 gr JHP - Speer Gold Dot - Short Barrel - 20 Rounds
Posted On: 3/21/2020 By: James
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