1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo

$799.95
($0.80/ppr)

3 In stock

  • 2 Review(s)
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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 1000
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU 53966
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 890
  • Muzzle Energy 404
  • UPC Barcode 10076683539660
  • Cost Per Round $0.80/ppr

Speer 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details


Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer has earned respect among law enforcement personnel for its consistent, high-quality ammunition. More law enforcement officers load their duty weapons with Speer Gold Dot than any other brand of ammunition. Also ideal for civilian personal protection, Speer Gold Dot delivers reliable accuracy and impressive terminal performance.



Gold Dot loads feature Speer’s patented high-performance jacketed hollow point projectiles. Weighing in at 230 grains, these Gold Dot bullets are engineered to provide shot-to-shot uniformity, massive terminal expansion, and hard-hitting weight retention. Speer’s proprietary Uni-Cor process bonds a copper jacket to a soft lead core one molecule at a time. This creates a secure bond that virtually eliminates core jacket separation. Gold Dot hollow points also deliver consistent penetration and expansion through most common barriers, making them perfect for use in EDC or concealed carry weapons.



This .45 ACP (Auto) ammunition is factory fresh, non-corrosive, and boxer primed. Featuring nickel-plated brass cases, these cartridges offer smooth feeding, function, and extraction in modern semi-autos. Additionally, nickel-plated brass is highly visibly, making loading and chamber checks easier in low light defensive situations.



Each round produces a consistent muzzle velocity of 890 feet per second with 404 foot pounds of threat-stopping muzzle energy. Perfect for the shooter who likes to stock up, this ammunition comes packed in 50-round boxes, with 20 boxes per case.


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 -inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of -inches, retaining % 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.

1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
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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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Brian

    Okay... How do you top that review? Lol

    Shoots perfectly. Clean and consistent. Exactly what you expect.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by ReconVet

    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.

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