20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. HP Ammo

$19.95
($1.00/ppr)

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  • 2 Review(s)
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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 135 Grain
  • Array Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 357 Magnum
  • Manufacturer SKU 23917
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 990
  • Muzzle Energy 294
  • UPC Barcode 076683239174
  • Cost Per Round $1.00/ppr

Speer 135 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

20 Rounds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135 Grain Hollow Point Ammo



Located in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer ammunition has built an impressive reputation among law enforcement personnel. With consistent quality and performance, Speer’s Gold Dot line of ammunition has become the preferred duty rounds of police departments across the country. These rounds are also an excellent choice for civilian personal protection.



This package contains 20 rounds of Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel .357 Magnum ammunition. Each round is loaded with a 135 grain jacketed hollow point projectile. Designed with a special bonded jacket, these projectiles deliver superior weight retention and hard-hitting terminal performance.



Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel loads are engineered specifically for compact, short-barreled weapons. This is the ultimate round for compact concealed handguns, delivering optimum close range expansion and producing suitable velocities, even with a short barrel firearm.



This ammunition is factory fresh, non-corrosive, and boxer primed. Each round is loaded in a nickel-plated brass casing for smooth feeding and function. These highly visible casings also make loading easier in low light conditions. Each round produces a muzzle velocity of 990 feet per second and 294 foot pounds of threat-stopping muzzle energy.



Ballistic Gel Testing

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 357 Magnum 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 640. 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 357 Magnum 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 135 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 357 Magnum compare to other 357 MAGNUM?

20rds - 357 Mag Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.6 14.9 15.2 15.3 16.2
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.53 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.56
Expanded Weight (gr.) 133 133.6 133.6 134 135.7
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1047 1083 1118 1135 1183

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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Brian Harmon

    This new 357 round from Speer has a special nitche for Smith & Wesson J-Frame magnum revolvers. Lighter power (and recoil) than a standard 357 but delivers more punch than a 38 Special +P round. The larger frame revolvers can handle full power 357 magnums. The perfect ammo for my Taurus 617. Very accurate and a good self defense ammo.

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    posted on by Anthony Nista

    This new 357 round from Speer has a special niche for Smith & Wesson J-Frame magnum revolvers. Lighter power (and recoil) than a standard 357 but delivers more punch than a 38 Special +P round. The larger frame revolvers can handle full power 357 magnums but until now the J-Frame magnums have been tough to handle with full power loads. Try these in your small frame revolver and you will be pleased.

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