50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180gr. HP Ammo

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Speer 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180 Grain Hollow Point Ammo – 50 Rounds

Since 1943, Speer has built a reputation for innovation and performance. Today, Speer’s Gold Dot line of ammo is the most trusted duty ammunition for law enforcement officers across the country.

This package contains 50 rounds of Speer LE Gold Dot .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition. Each round is loaded with a 180 grain Gold Dot hollow point projectile. The nose on these hollow points is smooth and rounded to deliver easy, reliable feeding in most modern semi-automatic handguns. Finely tuned by Speer’s engineers to ensure optimum expansion and incredible penetration, Speer Gold Dot uses a patented electrochemical process to permanently bond the alloyed lead core to the copper jacket of each bullet one molecule at a time. This process virtually eliminates core/jacket separation for nearly 100 percent weight retention and guarantees uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.

Perfect for use as a law enforcement duty round or civilian personal protection, this new production ammunition features clean burning propellants and highly sensitive CCI primers. Loaded in highly visible nickel-plated brass casings, this ammunition provides smooth feeding, increased durability, and easy loading even in low light conditions.

Each round delivers a consistent muzzle velocity of 1025 feet per second and a threat-stopping muzzle energy of 420 foot pounds. This is top-of-the-line self-defense ammunition, whether on duty or off.

  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    180 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
  • Cost Per Round

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 180 Grain 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

50rds - 40 S&W Speer LE Gold Dot 180gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.6 14.2 14.3 14.7 16.1
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.62 0.62 0.64 0.65 0.66
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 178.2 178.5 179.1 180.1 180.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 958 966 967 973 980
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