VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND AND NO LIMITS! SPEER 53617
Gold Dot Hollow Point is one of the best self-defense
rounds available today. A top choice of law enforcement agencies across
the country, including the NYPD, the Gold Dot uses a patented process
that forms the hollow point cavity in two stages. The core is
pre-fluted to define the "fault" lines of expansion, controlling final
diameter and retained weight. The second process finishes the cavity
and controls the rate of expansion. Select, clean burning propellants
deliver optimum velocity while ensuring consistent chamber pressures.
Non-corrosive CCI primers are used for highly sensitive and reliable
performance, as well as nickel plated brass cases for smooth feeding
and durability. The Gold Dot bullets are constructed using Gold Dot technology.
The process of joining the jacket and core one molecule at a time
eliminates the potential for the leading cause of bullet
failure—jacket/core separation. It also ensures impressive weight
retention through barriers as tough as auto-glass. These technical features allow Speer's engineers to
fine tune each specific caliber and bullet weight for maximum field
Item #: 53617
Bullet Type: Gold Dot Hollow Point
410 ft lbs
50 Rounds per Box.
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Speer 53617 124 +P GDHPs:
Lawman 53651 We also carry Federal AE9AP and Winchester Q4318.
"Whatever you choose, make sure you fire at least 500 and preferably
1000 failure free shots through your pistol prior to carrying it. If
your pistol cannot fire at least 1000 consecutive shots without a
malfunction, something is wrong and it is not suitable for
Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
"I put 500-750 rds of FMJ through the pistol. If all is good, then
100-250 rounds of duty ammo. If things functioned without issues, then I
carry it without worries."
Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
"Purchase a consistent, robust performing duty/self-defense load in
sufficient quantities (at least 1000 rounds) then STOP worrying about
the nuances of handgun ammunition terminal performance."
Dr. Gary Roberts
In Gold Dot, the 124 gr +P is the best 9 mm option. Dr.
Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
"The 9mm Gold Dot is yet another top shelf performer. In this
ever-popular round, testing was conducted with the 124-grain +P load.
This same load is utilized by the New York City Police Department and
the New Jersey State Police. From a GLOCK 19, average muzzle velocity
was 1181 fps with a penetration depth of 15.1 inches. Expansion of
recovered bullets was picture perfect, averaging out to 0.63 of an inch."
"Gold Dot? The 124-gr. +P has delivered awesome performance in the 9mms
of NYPD’s nearly 35,000 officers. Las Vegas Metro uses Gold
Dot across the board in three approved calibers, and their firearms
instructors have told me the 124-gr. +P 9mm is every bit as effective
as the 180-gr. .40 and the 230-gr. .45 ACP." (Massad Ayoob,
...my choice in the Speer line for 9mm remains the VERY street-proven 124 grain +P Gold Dot. Mas Ayoob
"We compared the 9 mm Gold Dot 124 gr standard pressure to the 124 gr +P out of a Glock 17:
9 mm 124 gr JHP Gold Dot 53618 (lot# F08H33), gel calib= 9.5 cm @ 605 f/s
Bare Gelatin--vel=1144, pen=13.0, RD=0.62, RL=0.32, RW=125.5
4 layers of Denim-- vel=1153, pen=16.6, RD=0.51, RL=0.43, RW=125.2
9 mm 124 gr +P JHP Gold Dot 53617 (lot# B03J35), gel calib= 9.0 cm @ 596 f/s
Bare Gelatin--vel=1225, pen=12.0, RD=0.67, RL=0.30, RW=124.2
4 layers of Denim--vel=1239, pen=13.0, RD=0.54, RL=0.39, RW=124.5
Both of these loads offer acceptable performance, although the 124 gr +P has a slight edge." Dr. Gary Roberts
designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of
the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up
and act like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they
also often have significant degradation in terminal performance after
first passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which
been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate
barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in
the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK
products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer
Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old
Black Talons or civilian SXT's."
Speer Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 gr JHP SIM-TEST w/denim
Ammo Quest 9mm: Gold Dot 124-grain +P, regular vs. short barrel in ballistic gel
Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124 gr +P