20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo

$26.95
($1.35/ppr)

18 In stock

  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 185 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU 23964
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1050
  • Muzzle Energy 453
  • UPC Barcode 076683239648
  • Cost Per Round $1.35/ppr

Speer 185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. 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

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Ruger SR45. 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 45 ACP (Auto) 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 185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 12.4 15.4 15.4 15.6 17.1
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.67 0.68 0.69 0.69 0.71
Expanded Weight (gr.) 183 184 184 184.1 184.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 982 995 1009 1010 1013

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