50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo

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  • 6 Review(s)
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  • Manufacturer Speer
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 50
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU 53966
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 890
  • Muzzle Energy 404
  • UPC Barcode 076683539663
  • Cost Per Round $0.70/ppr

Speer 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 45 ACP Speer Law Enforcement Grade Gold Dot 230gr. 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 50rd. boxes.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 
50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo

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

50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 12.8 13.9 14.3 14.8 15.7
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.64 0.65 0.68 0.7 0.71
Expanded Weight (gr.) 229.1 229.1 230 230 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 746 761 764 780 797

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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Gary Sebastian

    Great deal.This is the only ammo I carry in my carry weapon and have never found a better deal.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Great round

    Feeds reliably in my Sig ultra compact 1911. Great round for the money. Nice to see a good hollow point boxed in bunches of 50 for the price you would pay for half the round count. I will continue to buy Speer gold dots for all of my calibres.

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    posted on by Michael Bonomo

    My ammo of choice for .45 ACP. Penetrates just fine and expands reliably. Really, you don't need spectacular expansion for the round to be effective. Using +P in a .45ACP is a waste of money and just causes premature wear on the pistol. Remember...a 9MM MAY expand, a .45 ACP will NEVER shrink ;-)

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    posted on by Ryan Rhodes

    Like the last review said these aren't quite as impressive as say an HST or the T-series but they are still reliable performers. I would have no problem using them but make sure they run in your pistol, I have seen several complaints about feeding problems in some 1911 pattern pistols although they seem to work fine in mine.

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    posted on by Robert Cochran

    They don't expand as much as others but they expand reliably. They don't penetrate as much as others but they penetrate well. They are as reliable as just about any.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Adam Pelz

    These are great... Just bought them from a local shop today for $32 per 50. Looks like I got a good deal...

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