|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||364|
|Cost Per Round||56.5¢ per round|
This 9mm cartridge is from Speer’s Gold Dot line of ammunition, and as such features an extremely high tech 124 grain JHP bullet. Its jacket has been electrochemically bonded to its alloyed lead core, and the two are essentially inseparable as the result. Such a bullet is able to retain virtually 100 percent of its weight as it penetrates a barrier like wallboard or plywood, preserving its ability to deliver a catastrophically deep wound channel inside its target.
A Gold Dot bullet’s nose cavity is finely tuned. It is formed via sequential die presses, which effectively control both the rate at which it expands along with the width it expands to. The Gold Dot bullet’s nose profile is further smoothed and shaped to promote unerring feeding, a welcome feature for a projectile designed solely for self-defense.
This cartridge’s reloadable brass shell casing is nickel-plated. Corrosion resistant nickel helps the round stave off the kind of tarnishing that could have impacted its performance, and further reduces metal-on-metal friction to promote even more seamless feeding and extraction. CCI’s own non-corrosive Boxer primer and a charge of propellant formulated to deliver a steady 1,150 fps muzzle velocity bring everything together to provide a round that you can trust when you truly need it.