|Bullet Weight||40 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1800|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||288|
|Cost Per Round||$1.30 per round|
The Gold Dot’s defining feature is its electrochemically bonded jacket. Speer’s Uni-Cor process yields a copper alloy jacket and alloyed lead core that are effectively one, inseparable piece, so neither barrier penetration nor high velocity impact can lead to fragmentation and a resultant shallow wound channel.
The Gold Dot is designed for terminal expansion, of course. Its nose cavity isn’t just punched out, but rather engineered via a sequence of precision die presses. The first press predetermines how widely the bullet can expand, while the second controls the rate of expansion. Expect super reliable results when you sink a Gold Dot bullet into a threat – it’s probably the only thing you can reasonably expect during a harrowing fracas.
This round’s new run brass case is nickel plated, enabling it to cycle smoother and prevent gradual corrosion. It’s even easier to see in a handgun’s dark chamber, so you’ll be able to quickly tell if your weapon is loaded or not. CCI contributes to reliable ignition with their high quality primer, and Speer’s consistent propellant assures even smoother cycling by creating steady chamber pressures.