20rds – 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 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 23966GD
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 890
  • Muzzle Energy 405
  • UPC Barcode 076683239662
  • Cost Per Round $1.25/ppr

Speer 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Good self-defense ammunition is one of the most important things you can own. Just like food and medicine, it’s an investment in your personal well-being. Don’t compromise when it comes to what you load in your everyday carry -- put your trust in Speer.

This Gold Dot cartridge features its caliber’s common 230 grain projectile, so you’re nearly certainly already familiar with how it’s going to perform. The bullet’s jacket is highly concentric, if not perfectly so, because Speer applied it to its lead alloy core electrochemically. Because its core and jacket are bonded, this bullet is essentially incapable of separation as it tunnels through a threat.

The Gold Dot bullet’s terminal performance is further improved by its hollow point nose cavity. It has been formed via a two stage process to ensure that it expands fast and reliably in order to create a debilitating wound channel.

This round features a nickel plated brass casing. Nickel benefits performance in a number of ways: It reduces friction for more efficient cycling, resists tarnishing and corrosion, and is shiny to facilitate chamber checks in the dark. This round offers features CCI’s primer, which is sensitive enough to rely on in a fight, as well as clean burning propellant.

Ballistic Gel Testing


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 12.42-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.716-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.

20rds – 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo

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

20rds – 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 11.7 12.3 12.6 12.7 12.8
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.69 0.7 0.72 0.72 0.75
Expanded Weight (gr.) 228.8 229.9 230.2 230.2 230.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 778 797 806 819 827
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