Gold Dot short barrel

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    Gold Dot short barrel

    Yesterday I bought a box of Gold Dots and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. I am going to the range this week to try them out in my Kahr PM9, XD 9 sc to see how they perform. From what I have read it is pretty good stuff.

    Gold Dot Short Barrel Personal Protection - 9mm Luger +P 124 GDHP-SB

    Velocity(in feet per second) Energy (in foot pounds)
    Muzzle 50 yards 100 yards Muzzle 50 yards 100 yards
    1150 1039 963 364 297 255

    Trajectory if sighted at 25 yards test Barrel Length in inches 3.5

    25 yards: 0.0
    50 yards: -0.9
    75 yards: -3.9
    100 yards: -9.0
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    I've been very impressed with Gold Dots in .45 and .38, don't have a 9mm though. They have a true bonded core and they seem to feed real well even in thinicky guns. It's also nice to have an optimum load for short barrels, instead of the standard 4" test bbl standard.

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    I have not tried the short barrel versions but use the std GD +P 124's as my carry in 226.

    I have found feed ultra reliable and my tests thru my R9 a while back show the expansion performance to be good and consistent also.


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    No But, I wanted to try some.

    I wanted to buy some.
    That is what I asked for.
    They did not have any though. (boo hoo)
    I wanted to try them in my Glock 36

    I ended up buying FEDERAL 45auto ~ PREMIUM ~ Personal Defense ~ Low Recoil 165 grain Hydra-Shok & I paid a lot for it too.
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    I use them in my Taurus 85 and have been very pleased with them.
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    Here is some ballistic info...

    From Stoppingpower.net

    10% Ballistic Gelatin tests for:
    Speer 9mm 124 gr +p GDHP Short Barrel

    testing Platform:
    Glock 26

    Barrier:
    Four Layers of Denim


    test RESULTS:

    Round # 1:
    Penetration: 16.00
    Recovered Weight: 125.5 gr.
    Expansion*: .536 cal.
    Velocity: 1212 fps

    * Expansion measured at widest point.

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    The Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P Short Barrel ammunition is what I carry in My CZ P01. Never had a FTF or FTE. Very accurate. Snappy in a lightweight pistol but very controlable. I use the 134gr +P short barrel load in my S&W 642 snubbie. Stephen Camp did a piece on this load not too long ago. It is on this site. Very informative. Safe Shooting and God Bless.
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    Thanks a lot for the feedback sounds like a winner. I will try them out at the range on my Kahr PM9, XD 9SC, Sig 239.

    I even found a website www.natchezss.com which carries gold dot at a reasonable price.
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    Go with Ranger T or HST (not hydrashok) if you want best-of-the-best.

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    Been carrying the short barrel loads in my .38 for close to a year and carry them in my .45 Micro as well. Never had a problem, they are a little "snappier" in the recoil dept. then some other rounds but not too bad really.
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