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

$39.95
($0.80/ppr)

34 In stock

  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 180 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 50
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU 53962
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1025
  • Muzzle Energy 420
  • UPC Barcode 076683539625
  • Cost Per Round $0.80/ppr

This is 40 S&W Speer Law Enforcement Grade  Gold Dot 180gr. Hollow Point Ammo. Speer Gold Dot Ammunition is designed to deliver the high performance today’s law enforcement officers demand. Each Gold Dot bullet is individually engineered to provide shot-to-shot uniformity and ensure optimum wounding when fired through a variety of barriers. The result is a cartridge that provides officers the ultimate defense in lethal force confrontations. Jacket/core separations are the main cause of bullet failure and a real problem for traditional lead-core, jacketed hollow point bullets. Most bullets perform adequately in soft tissue, but fragment or expand prematurely when obstructed by bone, heavy clothing or any number of other potential real life shooting barriers. Why? Because conventional bullets are made by forcing a lead core into a jacket creating a two-piece bullet design. Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition to be loaded with high-performance bonded core bullets. SPEER’S superior Uni-Cor® process bonds the jacket to the core one molecule at a time, virtually eliminating core jacket separations. That’s why SPEER Gold Dot is the #1 choice for Law Enforcement Professionals. This is current production ammunition, packed in the new 50rd. law enforcement box, sealed in 1000rd. cases.

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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
  Median
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
Expanded Weight (gr.) 178.2 178.5 179.1 180.1 180.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 958 966 967 973 980

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