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|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Use Type||Self Defense|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||820|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||343|
|Cost Per Round||$1.33 per round|
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|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||228||229||230||230||230|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||800||800||805||809||817|
60 rounds, 0 FTF
Review by BrotherBob. (Posted on 6/25/17)
Functions well in my Kimber Pro TLE II which is very load sensitive. Very accurate on paper.
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