Anyone use Speer 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammo?

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    Question Anyone use Speer 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammo?

    I was looking at Speer 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrel ammo on Cheaper Than Dirt and there was a review there that said "I didn't like this one at all. It's whimpy, inaccurate, expensive. Buy some good .38 Special +p if you are recoil-sensitive."

    I was thinking about buying some of this ammo for my new SP101 2.25" .357, but wanted to know if anyone here uses that ammo and what their opinion of it is.
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    I use it when I carry my S&W 27-2 3.5", and my S&W 65 & 66 3" revolvers.
    I have not chrono'd it but I will say it seems to rock my steel plates harder than my .45 ACP carry ammo. That's not scientific but I shoot my plates quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airedale View Post
    I use it when I carry my S&W 27-2 3.5", and my S&W 65 & 66 3" revolvers.
    I have not chrono'd it but I will say it seems to rock my steel plates harder than my .45 ACP carry ammo. That's not scientific but I shoot my plates quite a bit.

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    How is it accuracy wise? I know self-defense ammo for a handgun need not have pinpoint accuracy, but the original reviewer seemed to think it lacked the necessary accuracy.
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    Don't worry. It is plenty accurate for its intended purpose of being carried in a short barrel wheel gun. My S&W 649 shoots it well out to 25 yards. The recoil is a bit brisk but workable.
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    My wife likes it out of her 327 2" - it is fine ammo IMO. Quality components, assembled by a good company....and she doesn't mind the recoil. (key)

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    I have some in my taurus ultralight and like it.

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    The 135 gr. Gold Dot Short Barrel cartridge is all I use in my snubbys. Recoil is much more manageable; better mushrooming; less muzzle flash.

    I use big dog ammo for my longer barreled revolvers.
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    For heaven's sake it was designed for 2" barrels. It's my choice for my 442.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    For heaven's sake it was designed for 2" barrels. It's my choice for my 442.
    Yep, yep - it's all that goes in my 442.

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    I found it was a toss up between that load and the 125 gr Double Tap +P for carry. Both are accurate and manageable out of my 638 Airweight. The reviewer seems to be spreading manure.
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    I use it in My Taurus 605
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEW58 View Post
    How is it accuracy wise? I know self-defense ammo for a handgun need not have pinpoint accuracy, but the original reviewer seemed to think it lacked the necessary accuracy.
    I did not bench rest this ammo but I like to shoot my plates at 25 and then work back. My longest level shot, in the pasture, is 65 yds. I was able to hit the plate using my 3" 65 or 66 (I don't remember which one I was shooting that day) at the 65 yd line with this ammo.

    Not scientific but good enough for me.
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