Speer has answered the call for a high performance cartridge for short barreled concealed carry pistols. Speer redesigned their Gold Dot bullet to work at lower velocities to provide reliable expansion from short barreled sub-compact handguns. Speer has also redesigned their cartridge to accomodate shorter barreled handguns, providing less perceived recoil, and better muzzle velocity.
Speer Gold Dot Ammunition continues dominating the law enforcement community. Its proven reliability for tough jobs has made it the #1 duty ammunition on the market today. To put it simply it's the best. We're reintroducing this fine ammunition in three user-friendly categories: Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection, Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Personal Protection and Speer Gold Dot Handgun Hunting. Speer also continues its line of training ammunition with Lawman and Lawman Clean-Fire ammunition. For Gold Dot-like ballistics and serious training, Lawman remains the best choice. Whatever category fits you, we've got the best choice for your needs.
Why? Because we make sure that your Gold Dot ammunition will excel in the stringent handgun ammunition tests developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for service-class handgun cartridges. These tests evaluate total penetration, expansion, and retained weight in bare gelatin, and gelatin shielded by common barriers, to find out if the cartridge produces the tactical penetration required.
Velocity at muzzle 820 fps
Velocity at 50 yards 783 fps
Velocity at 100 yards 749 fps
Energy at muzzle 343 ft/lbs
Energy at 50 yards 313 ft/lbs
energy at 100 yards 287 ft/lbs