50rds – 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo

$54.95
$1.10/ppr
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145 In stock

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

The police do a lot in their line of work, including going into places that no one else ever would. They sign up for it, they train for it, and above all they’re prepared for it. That’s why the police so often prefer Speer’s Law Enforcement line of ammunition for the job ahead.

Uncertainty is always a given when you have to draw your weapon. At least with this 45 ACP round you’ll have less trouble from barriers. The Gold Dot was the first handgun projectile to feature a bonded core. As its preprogrammed hollow point nose cavity expands, this bullet’s jacket and core remain fused together. The result is that it loses less than one 100th of its weight in bare gelatin and through steel plating alike. The Gold Dot is also highly accurate thanks to its concentric jacket, and expands up to over 1.5 times its starting diameter.

Both jet engines and brass casings alike benefit from corrosion resistant nickel. The shiny plating also facilitates cycling in a semi-automatic weapon. This round’s CCI primer is non-corrosive, and doesn’t use mercuric initiator mixes -- along with its clean burning propellant, this round will keep your firearm cleaner until you can get back home.
  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    53966
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    890
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    076683539663
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.10/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 14.3-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.676-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 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. JHP Ammo

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

50rds – 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. JHP 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
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 229.1 229.1 230 230 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 746 761 764 780 797

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Speer 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
5
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.143
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.162
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 890 867 845 824 805
Energy ft lbs 404 384 365 347 331
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -2 -7.1 -15.3

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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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by John Hyman

    I have been using SPEER GOLD DOT 45 Caliber 230 gr JHP for years and have ZERO problems with Feeding or Ejection or Failure to Feed it has been perfectly Reliable. So I have continued to use it as my Self Defense Ammo of choice.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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 ;-)

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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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