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posted on by Isaac Arnold
I tested this load side by side with Winchester 155gr. Silvertips, Winchester Ranger 155gr. JHP's, and Hornady 165gr. Critical Defense from my short barreled Glock 27. All loads expanded in wet newspaper and in water despite the short barrel length of the 27. The Gold Dot was second in penetration to the Hornady. The jackets separated in both Winchester loads but the Gold Dot & Hornady loads held together. The Gold Dot had the most devastating effect on the wet newspaper. It was awesome compared to the other loads. On targets, it is very accurate.<br />
All the loads I mentioned performed well from my G27. The Critical Defense gave the deepest penetration, the Winchesters gave the most expansion, but the Gold Dot did the most damage to the newspaper and is my overall favorite.
posted on by Ryan Rhodes
This is my first choice in .40 gold dot loads. It is accurate and performs well through barriers. Also for me this load has the lowest recoil out of the three in my G27 and shoots straight so thats what I feed it. I shoot alot of 9mm glocks also and I've found that this load(many 155s) shoots to a very similar POA as my 9mms so i dont have to make any compensation when switching, one less thing to think about.
posted on by Thomas Rinkor
Out of my 4" barrel XD and into water jugs only, then with 2 layers denim, and then with 4 layers of denim, the expansion was consistently impressive. The 4 layer denim test is the true test of a hollow-point to expand well under most all conditions. (it would be a better test in to ballistics gel, but I did not have any). This is my defense load of choice in the .40.
posted on by Steve Heaphy
This is the best bonded 155gr ammo for your .40 that you can get. The muzzle velocity and kenetic energy make for a devistating wound channel. My ballistic testing showed great penetration and expansion out of a Glock 22. Recoil and muzzle flip was very controlable.