20rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. HP Ammo


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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 165 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU 23970
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1150
  • Muzzle Energy 484
  • UPC Barcode 076683239709
  • Cost Per Round $1.35/ppr

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

This is 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. Hollow Point Ammo. Speer Gold Dot Handgun Cartridges Uni-Cor construction virtually eliminates core/jacket separation, the main reason for bullet failure with conventional cup and core bullets. A patented process forms the hollow point cavity in two stages. The core is pre-fluted to define the "fault" lines of expansion, controlling final diameter and retained weight. The second process finishes the cavity and controls the rate of expansion. Clean burning propellants deliver optimum velocity while ensuring consistent chamber pressures.

Ballistic Gel Testing


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.

Speer 165 Grain 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Speer Gold Dot 165gr. HP 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. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
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
Expanded Weight (gr.) 164.5 164.5 164.7 164.9 165.4
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1012 1033 1038 1046 1049
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