50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. JHP Ammo

$39.95
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Speer 147 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 9mm cartridge from Speer’s Law Enforcement line of ammunition features the Gold Dot projectile, one of the last words in self-defense. The Gold Dot has the ability to retain the virtual entirety of its weight during penetration, even after having blasted through one of a variety of common urban barriers, because its jacket is bonded to its lead core. As the jacket has been created via Speer’s proprietary Uni-Cor electrochemical process it is furthermore highly concentric, and thus stays true to its course even after having sped far downrange. The hollow point Gold Dot’s nose cavity has been meticulously created over the course of a two stage process to ensure it expands to the correct width and at the correct rate for optimal stopping power. Its profile is also smoothed out to promote dependable feeding in a semi-automatic.

Speer cleverly outfitted this round with a nickel plated brass casing, so it feeds and ejects impeccably well and won’t succumb easily to corrosion, either. You can count on the sensitive CCI primer with which this round is equipped to ignite without pause, and its clean burning propellant delivers an optimal muzzle velocity for personal protection.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

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 15.54-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.562-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 147gr. JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. JHP Ammo

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

50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.6 15 15.4 16 16.7
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.55 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.58
Expanded Weight (gr.) 145.8 146.1 146.6 146.7 147.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 886 890 890 896 904
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