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

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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.


  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    53966
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    890
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    10076683539660
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.80/ppr

Gel test Results

 

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

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
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 229.1 229.1 230 230 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 746 761 764 780 797

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.143
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.162
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 890 867 845 824 805
Energy ft lbs 404 384 365 347 331
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -2 -7.1 -15.3

Trajectory Line Graph Speer 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#34
814 fps
#31
338.5 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#26
841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
809 fps
#33
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Sig Sauer
#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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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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