I guess the difference in the performance may not be big enough to switch to the Gold Dot SB rounds if U have varying sizes of 9mm firearms. But if you only only shirt barrel 9mm pistol then it may be the better choice. It was explained to me that because of the lenth of the barrel the rounds from normal Gold Dots perform different than they would in a 3inch barrel like my G26.
The SB ammo was created to improve the performance of the round in the smaller 9mm handguns that have been produced over the years. Eventually when you start making these guns smaller, youre gona have to start making ajustments to the ammo to insure that the best possible results your weapon can achieve are reachable.
I guess a good example would be buying a suit:
A Taylor Made to fit Italian Suit VS. The Same suit but off the rack in your basic size
. The one that is Taylor made will look and feel a lot better as it hangs off your frame than off the rack in your size.
I just bought some of the Speer GDSB 124gr +P 9mm ammo, and fired off a whole box. This was my 1st time shooting any Speer GD ammo. I liked it, and I liked it. Im a beginner and am trying to find the ammo I am most accurate with that can also be found available for regular practice at the range. I figure The Speer Gold Dots in 124gr +p are a good choice even if I cant find the SB variety. I shot the Speer GDSB a lot more accurately than the [email protected]
100gr Pow'RBall ammo I tried as well.
The thing is, I'm just getting started in deciding which ammo I want to use going forward. Changing ammo down the line because they may come out with an ammo that was designed specifically for my G26 (LOL) would not be a smart decision. Sometimes you gotta use what your most comfortable with rather than what seems to be the new & better thing at the time.