50rds – 9mm +P Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. JHP Ammo


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Speer 124 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 9mm +P cartridge from Speer’s Law Enforcement line of ammunition features a 124 grain Gold Dot projectile. The Gold Dot’s jacket has been formed around its alloyed lead core electrochemically, so the two are virtually as one. That pays off huge in terms of weight retention -- this bullet keeps 100 percent of its weight after passing through heavy clothing, 99.9 percent through steel, and even 83.8 percent through safety glass. The nature of the fashion in which its jacket is created makes a Gold Dot especially accurate as well, an indispensable thing for a self-defense bullet to offer.

Gold Dots are fine-tuned over the course of a two stage process to ensure they expand to the same width and at the same rate every time they strike their target. This round’s reliability is even further benefited by its bullet’s sloped profile that facilitates feeding in a semi-automatic weapon, as well as its brass casing’s layer of nickel plating which provides resistance to corrosion. Please note that this is +P ammunition.
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Gel test Results


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 9mm Luger (9x19) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Speer ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 9mm +P Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 9mm +P Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Ammo?

50rds – 9mm +P Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 18.5 19.2 19.3 20.4 20.7
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.48 0.51 0.51 0.52 0.52
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 124 124 124 124 124
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1096 1102 1113 1116 1121


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Tiamat

    In a Glock 17 the bullet went 1250 fps.Expansion was picture perfect. In other words “ it will keal”

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    posted on by NELSON JACKSON

    Love this round performs flawlessly and gives little recoil

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    posted on by GALLAGER

    Darn good round. This round is used by vast amount of L/E agencies with fantastic track record. This is the only round I used by weapons.

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    posted on by Jennifer Surles

    Lightning fast shipping...smooth purchase. Can’t wait to get to the range! Thank you Ammo to Go!

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    posted on by Randy Rancel

    Best 9mm ammo PERIOD!

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    posted on by Dom C

    Excellent defensive ammo. It tells you it's +p but it's very accurate for me, shoots very close to the Lawman TMJ non +p, which is easier to control.
    Having an accurate, reliable and powerful load*(to me anyway) with a great bullet is as important as having the weapon itself, should the need arise. This has won its place as my carry round for my G19 and G19x. (Little too much for me with my G43x however, doing a non +p with that)

    Buying more!

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    posted on by Jim Crites

    I have found Speer 124 +P 9mm ammo to be very accurate in both my Browning Hi-Power and Beretta 92 FS. A very fine carry round. Very good and fast service with Ammo To Go!

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    posted on by Mike Burns

    I carried Gold Dot as my duty ammo my last 4 years as a deputy sheriff. Now that I'm retired, why would I change? It is a great performing round that is accurate and effective. It is great as a duty ammo, it is great for self defense.

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    posted on by Chris Calhoun

    Our nation's largest police force carries this round twelve months out of the year with more than excellent results. This website is a great price and is sold in a semi-rare fifty round count. Can't complain about that.

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    posted on by SJ

    This ammo is the issued duty ammo for a number of LE agencies at both the federal and state level. My federal agency has approved it for use, as has my wife's state agency. Trust me, if our gun strokes chose it for duty ammo, its where you want to be. I bought a few boxes to stock up my personal gun, and proceeded to run several magazines worth through two separate Glock 43's without a hitch. You'll definitely feel the +P in a small frame handgun like that, but Speer LE gold dot is the only ammo I'll shoot.

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    posted on by BILL LUCE

    Unsure what other reviewer was talking about but they probably know nothing about ammo. This has been a street (eg: police) proven round for many years. I have found that it feeds flawlessly with a total of over 200 rounds rapid fire and another 200 plus rounds general shooting with zero FTF or FTE (priority one). From the hundreds of tests online to coroner reports, this ammo performs as it should and does what it was designed to do. No handgun round is as effective as a long gun but Gold Dots are a top performing handgun round that has been around for many years and used by numerous police agencies for a reason. The 9mm was designed around a 124gr bullet and I've found this round shoot POI. Won't trust my life with anything else.

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    posted on by GARRETT ANDREWS

    Phenomenal duty round. I have tested this round out of a Springfield XDM 9mm. Expansion was .75 with 4-ply denim and ballistic gel. Penetration was 15.9 in. It was clocked at 1248 sec (a little faster than advertised) due to 4.5 in barrel. NYPD has had 595 successful one stop shots (center mass hits) with this being their duty round. Thanks ATG!!

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    posted on by Steve Heaphy

    The best 124gr+p bonded ammo you can buy. This is a flat out impressive round, 1220fps/410lbs of kinetic energy (muzzle) and it is accurate. I put these up against Ranger Bonded 124gr+p in ballistic testing and they were the clear winner. Expansion and penetration were both great, this stuff goes quick so get it while you can.

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    posted on by mike heffner

    This is the best all around self defense load in 9mm. The 124 + gold dot is an excellent example of the best of speed and weight. Expands well . Penetrates deep and is a bonded bullet. NYPD use this round and for a good reason IT WORKS. You could spend more money but you're not going to get a better all around self defense ammo!! Hard to find get it while you can.

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    posted on by Ryan Rhodes

    I believe this to be one of the very best 9mm JHPs on the market at this time. Expands very well for a bonded round and regularly out-penetrates its competition when I have tested it. It works great out of short or service length barrels and expands after passing through the dreaded 4-layers of denim(and just about anything else I've tried including a winter coat over a thick sweatshirt). You get energy and speed but don't need to sacrifice penetration.

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    posted on by Barbara Rhodes

    feeds well, consistent, extremely accurate and from the reading ive done it apparently has very good terminal performance as well, have put it through 3 glocks, a sig, and a beretta with no problems at all very accurate out of all of them

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    posted on by Dan Van Otteren

    Good ammo. This is the cheapest I've been able to find it. Reliable and has a strong punch to it. It also mushrooms very nicely.

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    posted on by James Wells

    I purchased a few boxes of this fine ammo from Ammo To Go and I received solid and speedy service from them. There is no question in my mind, when buying ammo online this is the only place to shop!

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