20rds – 9mm Speer Gold Dot G2 147gr. JHP Ammo


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Speer 147 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

You’re not carrying a big, uncomfortable chunk of metal everywhere you go because you intend to be ill-prepared for when life attacks. That’s why you need a definitive self-defense cartridge to chamber in it -- something exactly like this 9mm round from Speer’s Gold Dot G2 line of ammunition. Its bullet’s core sports precision engineered fissures that control reliable expansion. Better yet, the G2’s nose cavity contains a special elastomer that gets down into those fissures during penetration to promote even more reliable expansion.

This round’s potent projectile has still got the classic Gold Dot’s signature bonded core. Because its jacket is formed one single molecule at a time, it’s extremely tenacious and doesn’t flake off even while tunneling through sheet metal. It’s intensely accurate for the same reason as well. This cartridge’s new production casing is plated with a shiny layer of nickel, a metal that makes feeding and ejection far smoother in a semi-automatic. Its primer by CCI is top notch, and because it’s non-corrosive it will keep your pistol cleaner as you're dumping a mag.
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Gel test Results

As you hunt for the best self-defense 9mm Luger (9x19) 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 M&P Shield. 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 9mm Luger (9x19) 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.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 9mm Speer Gold Dot G2 147gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 9mm Speer Gold Dot G2 147gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Ammo?

20rds – 9mm Speer Gold Dot G2 147gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 18 22.7 37.4 39 39.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.36
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 137 147 147 147 147
Bullet Velocity (fps) 898 899 903 904 909


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by billy

    i have not yet had to shoot anyone , but gold dots reside in all my 45 a.c.p.
    handguns for 25 years now , its no wonder so many L.E.O. use them
    Speer make great ammo ,even the wonderful CCI AMMO.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by eric

    47,5" is the max penetration depth for 9x19mm: manufacturer and bullet type who can have this incredible max penetration ?

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