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

$34.95
($0.70/ppr)

143 In stock

  • 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

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.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

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 -inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of -inches, retaining % 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.

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

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
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.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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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