Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Speer 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 14.3-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.676-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.
On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Speer 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 45 ACP (Auto).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.8||13.9||14.3||14.8||15.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.64||0.65||0.68||0.7||0.71|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||229.1||229.1||230||230||230|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||746||761||764||780||797|
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Okay... How do you top that review? Lol
Shoots perfectly. Clean and consistent. Exactly what you expect.
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I am an eighth direct generation combat veteran, and had to medically retire from my combat injuries sustained in SWA 90-91'.
I have been shooting 1911's since I was a small child with my father. I carried a 1911 throughout my carrier, and have shot almost every ammo available, from military issue ball, to the most expensive hand loads.
I have personally carried Gold Dot since it's inception, and trust not only my life to it, but the lives of my family. I have unfortunately had to use and see the effects of the round, I still carry it today. I believe that is testimony enough.
It is absolutely the best. 45 ACP round in the world.