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250 Rounds Speer LE 53617 - 9mm 124 Grain +P Gold Dot Hollow Point High Quality Defensive Ammo Made in Idaho

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250 Rounds Speer LE 53617 - 9mm 124 Grain +P Gold Dot Hollow Point in 50 round boxes

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, including the NYPD, 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 primers are used for highly sensitive and reliable performance, as well as nickel plated brass cases for smooth feeding and durability. Th e 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's 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: Speer Item #: 53617
  • Caliber: 9mm Bullet Type: Gold Dot Hollow Point
  • Bullet Weight: 124 Gr
  • Muzzle Energy: 410 ft lbs
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1220 fps
  • Rounds per Box: 50 Rounds per Box.

Save money by buying 500 rounds: 500 Rounds 53617

While you're here, pick up some of the recommended practice round for Speer 53617 124 +P GDHPs:
Federal American Eagle AE9AP or Blazer Brass 5201.

"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

"Purchase a consistent, robust performing duty/self-defense load in sufficient quantities (at least 1000 rounds) then STOP worrying about the nuances of handgun ammunition terminal performance." Dr. Gary Roberts

In Gold Dot, the 124 gr +P is the best 9 mm option. Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com

"The 9mm Gold Dot is yet another top shelf performer. In this ever-popular round, testing was conducted with the 124-grain +P load. This same load is utilized by the New York City Police Department and the New Jersey State Police. From a GLOCK 19, average muzzle velocity was 1181 fps with a penetration depth of 15.1 inches. Expansion of recovered bullets was picture perfect, averaging out to 0.63 of an inch." Tactical Life

"Gold Dot? The 124-gr. +P has delivered awesome performance in the 9mms of NYPD’s nearly 35,000 officers. Las Vegas Metro uses Gold Dot across the board in three approved calibers, and their firearms instructors have told me the 124-gr. +P 9mm is every bit as effective as the 180-gr. .40 and the 230-gr. .45 ACP." (Massad Ayoob, American Handgunner )

...my choice in the Speer line for 9mm remains the VERY street-proven 124 grain +P Gold Dot. Mas Ayoob

"We compared the 9 mm Gold Dot 124 gr standard pressure to the 124 gr +P out of a Glock 17:
9 mm 124 gr JHP Gold Dot 53618 (lot# F08H33), gel calib= 9.5 cm @ 605 f/s
Bare Gelatin--vel=1144, pen=13.0, RD=0.62, RL=0.32, RW=125.5
4 layers of Denim-- vel=1153, pen=16.6, RD=0.51, RL=0.43, RW=125.2

9 mm 124 gr +P JHP Gold Dot 53617 (lot# B03J35), gel calib= 9.0 cm @ 596 f/s
Bare Gelatin--vel=1225, pen=12.0, RD=0.67, RL=0.30, RW=124.2
4 layers of Denim--vel=1239, pen=13.0, RD=0.54, RL=0.39, RW=124.5

Both of these loads offer acceptable performance, although the 124 gr +P has a slight edge." Dr. Gary Roberts

"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