1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 165gr. JHP Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 165 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 1000
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU 53970
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1150
  • Muzzle Energy 484
  • UPC Barcode 10076683539707
  • Cost Per Round $0.60/ppr

Speer 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

These .40 Smith and Wesson rounds from Speer's Gold Dot line are an excellent choice for concealed carry, home defense, training drills, and organized classes. Each cartridge consists of a non-corrosive Boxer primer fitted to a reloadable brass casing which is nickel-coated for elemental protection in storage as well as smooth, reliable cycling when firing. The casing contains a high-energy propellant charge that has been blended with suppressant which tames muzzle flash; this ensures that shooters won't be blinded during low-light situations and enables them to deliver faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

The Gold Dot projectile used in this .40 S&W load is a jacketed hollow-point (JHP) with a deep cavity, integrated skiving, and a light weight of 165 grains. This weight is common to the caliber and yields flat trajectories, minimal felt recoil, and high impact velocities. Gold Dot bullets' jackets are bonded to their lead cores via a proprietary Uni-Cor process which prevents them from separating of fragmenting prematurely. As a result, these JHPs expand reliably during entry and penetrate deep into vital zones where they deposit nearly all of their momentum in order to achieve a quicker drop on a threat. Speer ammunition is constructed using high grade components from CCI and often answers numerous training and duty contracts for federal and state level law enforcement organizations.

Ballistic Gel Testing


As you hunt for the best self-defense 40 Smith & Wesson ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Speer rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W M&P40c. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Speer ammo stacked up relative to other 40 Smith & Wesson ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Gel test results for Speer 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 165gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 165gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

1000rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot LE 165gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.7 16 16 16.7 17
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.59 0.6 0.62 0.62 0.66
Expanded Weight (gr.) 164 164.2 164.4 164.7 165.4
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1048 1071 1076 1076 1127
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