50rds - 38 Special Speer LE Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 135 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 50
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Pressure +P
  • Manufacturer SKU 53921
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 860
  • Muzzle Energy 222
  • UPC Barcode 076683539212
  • Cost Per Round $0.66/ppr

Speer 135 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 38 Special Law Enforcement Grade Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Hollow Point Ammo. This ammo is designed specifically for short barrel compact guns. It is designed to give you the velocity needed out of a short barrel weapon to get optimum expansion at short ranges. This is the ultimate personnal protection ammo for compact concealed handguns. This ammo contains a special powder formulation and bullet jacket to acheive the the desired results

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 38 Special 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 640. 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 38 Special 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 135 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 38 Special Speer LE Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 38 Special Speer LE Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 38 Special compare to other 38 SPECIAL?

50rds - 38 Special Speer LE Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 12.3 12.7 13.7 15 15
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.55 0.57 0.57 0.58 0.58
Expanded Weight (gr.) 133.4 133.5 134.1 134.6 135
Bullet Velocity (fps) 864 884 888 896 899

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    posted on by Jeff

    The best defense ammo period

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