50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo

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Speer 200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Speer LE Gold Dot 200 Grain +P HP 45 ACP Ammo – 50 Rounds



Speer Gold Dot ammunition is the preferred duty round for law enforcement personnel across the country. Headquartered in Idaho, Speer Gold Dot offers superior terminal performance, accuracy, and reliability, shot after shot.



Gold Dot bullets are composed of an alloy lead core with a hollow point shaped along "memory lines." These memory lines help initiate expansion upon target impact. The projectile jacket is molecularly bonded using Speer's patented Uni-Cor electrochemical process. This process bonds the jacket to the core one molecule at a time. This virtually eliminates core/jacket separation and provides uniform jacket thickness in every round.



Delivering excellent performance on all FBI barrier tests that evaluate penetration, expansion and retained weight. These loads deliver excellent terminal performance and will not fragment or prematurely expand when encountering bone, heavy clothing or other real world barriers.



Each .45 ACP round in this box of 50 is loaded with a 200 grain bonded jacketed hollow point projectile. Featuring nickel-plated brass casings, these cartridges deliver smooth feeding and function for semi-automatic sidearms. We also carry this Gold Dot load in a 1000-round bulk pack that you can find for sale here.



Leaving the muzzle at a velocity of 1080 feet per second with 518 foot pounds of energy, these +P overpressure loads are ideal for law enforcement, personal defense, or concealed carry.


  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Pressure
    +P
  • Manufacturer SKU
    53969
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1080
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    076683539694
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.00/ppr

Gel test Results

 

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 13.1-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.728-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.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo

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

50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 12.7 13 13.1 13.2 13.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.71 0.72 0.73 0.74 0.74
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 199.5 199.9 200 200.6 201.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1059 1066 1079 1080 1094

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.138
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.140
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1080 1033 994 960 930
Energy ft lbs 518 474 439 409 384
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1.1 -4.5 -10.2

Trajectory Line Graph Speer 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#34
814 fps
#31
338.5 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#26
841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
809 fps
#33
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Sig Sauer
#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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