Gel test Results
We tested this Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 33.38-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.35-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 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 115gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
|Bullet Depth (in.)||32.5||32.8||33.6||33.8||34.2|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||114.4||115||115.3||115.5||116.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1041||1072||1088||1095||1098|
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That’s surprising the Speer Gold Dot 115 gr didn’t expand…probably needs 1,100-1,150 fps to expand reliably in these tests. Would not use this ammo in subcompacts with shorter barrels (= lower velocity, less expansion)
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Good stuff. You can trust it to protect you.