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250 Rounds Speer LE 53619 - 9mm 147 Grain Gold Dot Hollow Point in 50 round boxes

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Speer LE Gold Dot 9mm 147 gr cartridges offers less recoil than 124 gr +P, yet has comparable penetration and expansion. It is essentially interchangeable with the two 9mm rounds used past and present by the FBI, Winchester Ranger 147 gr and Federal Tactical LE 147 gr.

Speer LE Gold Dot Duty 9mm handgun ammunition is designed to deliver the high performance today's law enforcement officers demand. Each Gold Dot bullet is individually engineered to provide shot-to-shot uniformity and ensure optimum performance when fired through a variety of barriers. The result is a cartridge that provides officers the ultimate defense in lethal force confrontations.

Speer's Gold Dot Hollow Point is one of the best self-defense rounds available today. A top choice of law enforcement agencies across the country, the Gold Dot uses a patented process that forms the hollow point cavity in two stages. The core is pre-fluted to define the "fault" lines of expansion, controlling final diameter and retained weight. The second process finishes the cavity and controls the rate of expansion. Select, clean burning propellants deliver optimum velocity while ensuring consistent chamber pressures. Non-corrosive CCI primers are used for highly sensitive and reliable performance, as well as nickel plated brass cases for smooth feeding and durability. The Gold Dot bullets are constructed using Gold Dot technology. The process of joining the jacket and core one molecule at a time eliminates the potential for the leading cause of bullet failure-jacket/core separation. It also ensures impressive weight retention through barriers as tough as auto-glass. These technical features allow Speer's engineers to fine tune each specific caliber and bullet weight for maximum field performance.

  • Manufacturer: CCI
  • Speer Item #: 53619
  • Category: Ammo Centerfire
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Bullet Type: Gold Dot Hollow Point
  • Bullet Weight: 147 Gr
  • Muzzle Energy: 320 ft lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 990 fps
  • Rounds per Box: 50 Rounds per Box

Save $10 by buying 500 rounds: 500 Rounds Speer 53619

While you're here, pick up some of the recommended practice round for Speer 53619 147 GDHPs: Speer Lawman 53620

"...most of the major LE agencies on the west coast have experienced superb success with the 147 gr loads they have issued over the past 20 years." Dr. Gary Roberts

"The IWBA published some of Gene Wolberg's material from his study of San Diego PD officer involved shootings that compared bullet performance in calibrated 10% ordnance gelatin with the autopsy results using the same ammunition. When I last spoke with Mr. Wolberg in May of 2000, he had collected data on nearly 150 OIS incidents which showed the majority of the 9mm 147 gr bullets fired by officers had penetrated 13 to 15 inches and expanded between 0.60 to 0.62 inches in both human tissue and 10% ordnance gelatin. Several other agencies with strong, scientifically based ammunition terminal performance testing programs have conducted similar reviews of their shooting incidents with much the same results.

The FBI currently issues the Winchester 147gr Bonded. Before that, they issued the 147gr Gold Dot.

Like SDPD, other large California agencies have successfully used the 9mm 147 gr JHP, such as LAPD, LASO, SJPD, SCPD. These and other California agencies successfully using the 9mm 147 gr JHP have thousands of officers with hundreds of officer involved shootings, all who have successfully used 9mm 147 gr JHP loads.

Perhaps the documented success of the 9mm 147 gr JHP in California is a result of differing laws of physics on the West Coast than in other areas. Unfortunately, that conjecture does not stand up to scrutiny as the extensive Royal Canadian Mounted Police studies determined that the 9mm 147 gr JHP was the most effective load for the caliber. In addition, during the ammunition trials for the U.S. Military M11 pistol conducted by Navy Weapons Center Crane Indiana, the 9mm 147gr JHP was selected as the issue load for the M11, beating a variety of other 9mm JHP loads, including both standard pressure and +P pressure 115 gr and 124 gr JHP's. Not to mention the FBI has consistently selected 9 mm 147 gr JHP's for issue to their personnel who are running 9 mm." Dr. Gary Roberts

I would also have no issues running Speer Gold Dot; the 124 gr +P is a solid proven performer proven over many OIS incidents, the 147 gr is also a good load. Dr. Gary Roberts

"Whatever you choose, make sure you fire at least 500 and preferably 1000 failure free shots through your pistol prior to carrying it. If your pistol cannot fire at least 1000 consecutive shots without a malfunction, something is wrong and it is not suitable for duty/self-defense use." Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com

"I put 500-750 rds of FMJ through the pistol. If all is good, then 100-250 rounds of duty ammo. If things functioned without issues, then I carry it without worries." Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com

Bullet designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up and act like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they also often have significant degradation in terminal performance after first passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which has been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old Black Talons or civilian SXT's. Dr. Gary Roberts