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

$645.95
($0.65/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 $0.65/ppr

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

This is 45 ACP Speer Law Enforcement Grade Gold Dot 230gr. Hollow Point Ammo. Speer Gold Dot Ammunition is designed to deliver the high performance today’s law enforcement officers demand. Each Gold Dot bullet is individually engineered to provide shot-to-shot uniformity and ensure optimum wounding when fired through a variety of barriers. The result is a cartridge that provides officers the ultimate defense in lethal force confrontations. Jacket/core separations are the main cause of bullet failure and a real problem for traditional lead-core, jacketed hollow point bullets. Most bullets perform adequately in soft tissue, but fragment or expand prematurely when obstructed by bone, heavy clothing or any number of other potential real life shooting barriers. Why? Because conventional bullets are made by forcing a lead core into a jacket creating a two-piece bullet design. Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition to be loaded with high-performance bonded core bullets. SPEER’S superior Uni-Cor process bonds the jacket to the core one molecule at a time, virtually eliminating core jacket separations. That’s why SPEER Gold Dot is the #1 choice for Law Enforcement Professionals. This is current production ammunition, packed in 50rd. 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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