Two to four inch barrels, depending on caliber, according to the manufacturer:
LE - Gold Dot Short Barrel
This is a discussion on Gold Dot Short Barrel within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; What length barrel are these rounds designed for? I currently use the regular 180 gr. Gold Dots in my XD 40SC. Should I be using ...
What length barrel are these rounds designed for? I currently use the regular 180 gr. Gold Dots in my XD 40SC. Should I be using the short barrel versions? What is the difference?
A lot of controversy about whether SB GD is any better than reg. GD, but I'll take even the slightest edge in my G30. And I agree with the <4" barrel.
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no reason to use it in anything 4" or over. I carry it in my 3" b/c it reduces muzzle flash at night quite a bit
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In real life, there's no significant practical difference in the performance of either type of round in either barrel.
The short barrel ammo may, or may not, reduce muzzle flash
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I tend to carry a lighter weight bullet in my Glock 27, 155gr Hornady TAP or 165gr Federal HST than in my Glock 22, Rem GS 180gr.
Remington Golden Saber seems to be the softest shooting .40 with the least amount of muzzle flash.
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