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Does anyone here have much of an opinion on this load? I would like to try it because the performance looks much like the +P 124, but without the added pressure of that round. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated...thanks...
 

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I've read good reviews on it, but haven't shot any myself yet.
 

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In 9mm I'm sold on the 147gr myself. IMO, speed is good, but weight and penetration rules. YMMV
 

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How about penetration with the 147gr GD out of a G26? Would this still be considered an acceptable carry round?

Am wondering because my Mother currently carries this weapon loaded with 124gr+P GD's.

The 124gr+P Gold Dots are pretty darned snappy for a 65 year old Granny, but I'm thinnking the 147gr Gold Dots might be a little more easily controlled for her.

Yes?

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Actually, the 147gr will probably have better penetration, and less % of velocity loss, out of the shorter barrel. Basically, more complete burn of powder.

There's a post in another thread where Winchester recommends their heavier 147gr Ranger in subcompacts for this reason.

Personally, I didn't find the 147gr rounds snappy out of my G26 at all. Very controllable.
 

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I use the 115gr GDHP in my Rohrbaugh - the gun is not rated for +p - and find it to be fine. But for my other nines, I go with a heavier round in +p.

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If I'm not mistaking, NYPD is issued Glock 19s and Gold Dot 124Gr. +p ammo, (not 115s). They seem satisfied with it. That is what I carry also.

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If it feeds and it's accurate, stop worrying.
It's Gold Dot.

Note the period at the end of the statement...
 

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I just tried 124gr Speer Golddots and 147gr Golden sabers in my G26 and 229, I am really sold on the 124gr personally, the Golden Sabers were easy to shoot, but I found the golddots more accurate. Plus they are about half the price of the Golden Sabers.
 

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Actually, the 147gr will probably have better penetration, and less % of velocity loss, out of the shorter barrel. Basically, more complete burn of powder.

There's a post in another thread where Winchester recommends their heavier 147gr Ranger in subcompacts for this reason.

Personally, I didn't find the 147gr rounds snappy out of my G26 at all. Very controllable.
SPEER GD makes a 124gr +P Short Barrel 9mm ammo that supposedly solves the issue of incomplete burn of powder. I love it, but just cant get it in the 50 boxes that Id prefer.
 

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I just tried 124gr Speer Golddots and 147gr Golden sabers in my G26 and 229, I am really sold on the 124gr personally, the Golden Sabers were easy to shoot, but I found the golddots more accurate. Plus they are about half the price of the Golden Sabers.
Really!!... I have found 147gr golden saber for $16 for 25. Ive never priced gold dots though.
Ammunition To Go : 25rds - 9mm Remington Golden Saber 147gr. HP Ammo [GS9MMC] - $15.95

EDIT: oh wait i did find this:
124 GD $85 for 250
https://surplusammo.com/index.php?m...id=612&zenid=4657daa76096073a43b67cbda0bf61d5
 

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9MM 115 Gr. Gold Dot??

I am in the Cor-Bon DPX side of the scale and ammo side of things. It works well and I have moved to the all copper bullet (Barnes) side of things for all my "Social Ammo" uses.....
 

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Does anyone here have much of an opinion on this load? I would like to try it because the performance looks much like the +P 124, but without the added pressure of that round. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated...thanks...
Speer Gold Dot 115 gr. 9mm
In the NON +P ones, there are three ... in order of power, by part number ...:

23614 Gold Dot Personal Protection - 9mm Luger
(Currently on Sale at Cabelas Speer Gold Dot® Pistol Ammunition
Item number: 9IS - 214249
Reg: $22.99
Sale: $15.99 )

Part Number Cartridge Bullet Wt. Bullet Type
23614 9mm Luger 115gr. GDHP

Velocity(in feet per second)

Muzzle 1210
50yards 1071
100yards 981

Energy (in foot pounds)

Muzzle 374
50yards 293
100yards 246
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Gold Dot LE 53614:

LE 53614 9mm Luger 115gr. GDHP

Velocity(in feet per second)

Muzzle 1225
25yards 1145
50yards 1081
75yards 1030
100yards 987

Energy (in foot pounds)

Muzzle 383
25yards 335
50yards 298
75yards 271
100yards 249
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Gold Dot LE 53612:
[NOTE: in 2008 I believe these were called Part number: 53612 (115 GR. GDHP +P+) Interesting they dropped all designation as +P/+P+ now on the 115 Grain ones?]
LE 53612 9mm Luger 115gr. GDHP

Velocity(in feet per second)

Muzzle 1300
25yards 1207
50yards 1131
75yards 1069
100yards 1020

Energy (in foot pounds)

Muzzle 432
25yards 372
50yards 326
75yards 292
100yards 266
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Sources:

http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/ammo.aspx

http://le.atk.com/general/speerproducts/handgun/GoldDot.aspx

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Compare to: 9mm Luger 115 gr Hornady Critical Defense®
reduced recoil reliable expansion Minimal muzzle flash protects night vision. Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather.

9mm Luger 115 gr Critical Defense®

Velocity/Energy
Muzzle 1140/332
50 1030/271
100 954/232
http://www.hornady.com/store/9mm-Luger-115-gr-Critical-Defense/
 
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