20rds – 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. JHP Ammo

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Speer 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Speer’s Gold Dot line of ammunition is designed to keep whomever would chamber it safe during whatever dangerous circumstances they might find themselves in. It is tested according to FBI protocol for service-class handgun cartridges which scrutinizes penetration, expansion, and weight retention through both bare and shielded targets.

This 40 S&W cartridge features a 165 grain projectile. The bullet’s alloyed lead core has been electrochemically bonded to its highly concentric jacket, and as the result the two are practically inseparable as they penetrate a target. The bullet’s hollow cavity has been formed in two stages: the first to control width of expansion, and the second to control rate of expansion. Its profile is further optimized to assure smooth feeding in a semi-automatic handgun.

This round offers additional value with its brass casing, which is plated in nickel. That plating not only protects the cartridge from corrosion, but further promotes reliable cycling and facilitates a chamber check when one must be performed in a darkened environment.
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
    23970GD
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1150
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    076683239709
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.63/ppr

Gel test Results

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 40 Smith & Wesson self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Speer 40 Smith & Wesson ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P40c with a 3.5-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Speer ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 40 Smith & Wesson ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

20rds – 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 15.8 17 17.5 17.8 18.1
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.48 0.49 0.55 0.56 0.6
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 164.5 164.5 164.7 164.9 165.4
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1012 1033 1038 1046 1049

Speer 40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data

Speer 40 Smith & Wesson Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.138
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.147
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1150 1090 1042 1001 967
Energy ft lbs 484 436 398 367 342
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -0.9 -3.9 -8.9

Trajectory Line Graph Speer 40 Smith & Wesson

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#29
926 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#32
915 fps
#30
335 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#31
919 fps
#29
338 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#23
944 fps
#21
356 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#25
938 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#15
1006.5 fps
#6
405 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#6
1044.5 fps
#7
400 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#11
1035 fps
#10
392 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#18
964 fps
#15
371 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#21
946 fps
#20
358 ft lbs
180 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#28
931 fps
#25
347 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#20
954 fps
#18
364 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#17
972 fps
#26
346 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Fiocchi Ammunition
#13
1016 fps
#13
378 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#22
946 fps
#19
358 ft lbs
165 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#9
1040 fps
#9
396 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#10
1036 fps
#16
370 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#19
956 fps
#17
365 ft lbs
125 Grain Frangible Fiocchi Ammunition
#1
1265 fps
#3
444 ft lbs
165 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#24
941 fps
#32
324 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#12
1035 fps
#11
392 ft lbs
155 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
1146 fps
#2
452 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#8
1042 fps
#8
398 ft lbs
155 Grain Hollow Point Speer
#2
1200 fps
#1
496 ft lbs
155 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#7
1043 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#5
1067 fps
#5
418 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#27
937 fps
#23
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#26
937 fps
#24
351 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Prvi Partizan Ammunition
#30
920 fps
#28
339 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#33
903 fps
#31
326 ft lbs
180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
985 fps
#12
388 ft lbs
140 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#14
1014 fps
#33
320 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#4
1089 fps
#4
435 ft lbs
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