.45 Gold Dot

.45 Gold Dot

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    .45 Gold Dot

    I would like to hear from members that use Speer Gold Dot ammo. Do you shoot 185gr., 200gr. +P or 230gr.? Why do you use what you use and in which pistol?

    I am particularly interested in anyone that uses this ammo in a 3" gun.

    Thanks


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    They make 230 grain "Short Barrel" ammo that is different than the regular 230gr. That may be something you would be interested in.

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    I keep thinking of trying it; but, so far I havn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myusername View Post
    They make 230 grain "Short Barrel" ammo that is different than the regular 230gr. That may be something you would be interested in.
    I can't find anyone that carries this. Is there a place online that I can order it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimM View Post
    I can't find anyone that carries this. Is there a place online that I can order it?

    Thanks
    They're out of stock, but you can order now and it'll ship when they get more.
    http://www.xdpistols.com/item.aspx?PID=44414

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    I'm a big fan of the 200+P, shoots like a champ in my G30, dead to point of aim. And my goodness what a wallop on the business end!

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    When I carried a .45ACP I wasn't too concerned about bullet weight when I used premium ammo.

    I doubt any of the Gold Dot will disappoint.

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    I run the 230gr Gold dot or 230 Hydra-Shok, through my SA Mil-Spec Micro Compact. I just believe in the 230gr, even in a 3" 1911. Some say the 230gr won't expand or penetrate through a 3" pistol... here's an e-mail response from Federal concerning the 230gr.

    ">From: "Ives, Ron" <Ron.Ives@ATK.com>
    >To:
    >Subject: RE: Hydra-Shok JHP
    >Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 12:26:37 -0600
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    >The shortest we have data for is a 3.2 inch Colt
    >
    >820 ft/sec
    >
    >13.0 penetration
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    >.675 inch expansion"

    The GD seems to have a little better performance in tests I have seen so I figure it will perform at least as well. The 200gr feeds just fine to, but muzzle flip increases to a point I'm not comfortable with.

    YMMV.

    Any quality SD ammo should serve you well.
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    Thanks for the input guys, I think that I will just order some different weights and see which my gun likes the most.

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    I used to carry Speer GD 230gr Short Barrel in my Glock 30. I have since changed to Corbon DPX 185gr +p. In my 3" Kimber, I carry Corbon DPX 160 grainers. I've had good luck with the function of GD's in six of my guns in which I tried them. I am currently only carrying the 180gr GD SB 40 cal in the HK P2000 and 90gr 380 in the P-3AT. Gold Dots are excellent performers.

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