Speer’s Gold Dot line of ammunition is lauded far and wide as one of the best – if not the best – solutions for self-defense with a handgun out there. This ammo is specifically created for cops, but we believe you deserve to go home safe every day just as much.
The Gold Dot is the first bonded core pistol bullet ever to hit the market. This 9mm +P round’s 124 grain bullet is created according to the Uni-Cor process, which fuses its jacket to its alloyed lead core one molecule at a time. The bullet isn’t just balanced because of this, but also extremely resilient. It retains essentially all of its weight after penetrating denim and other thick fabric, walls, even a sheet of steel. This keeps the Gold Dot intact for deeper penetration and so it can expand correctly within soft tissue.
This JHP’s nose cavity is precision engineered. Following its two-stage formation, it’s essentially preprogrammed to expand at a very certain rate and to a very specific width. In bare ballistic gel the Gold Dot consistently expands to 1.7 times its original .355” diameter. Your attacker will find terminal performance like that disagreeable.
Speer’s nickel plated brass case reduces friction to help a semi-auto cycle more efficiently, and even resists corrosion while it sits in a magazine for an extended period of time.
This is +P ammunition. That means it is loaded to create more pressure in the chamber when it is fired, giving it a higher muzzle velocity and resultant energy on impact. Please make certain your handgun is designed to handle that boosted chamber pressure before firing this ammo in it. Glock’s 9mm pistols can handle +P ammo, as can S&W’s Shield pistols.
|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9×19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1220|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||410|
|Cost Per Round||$1.50 per round|