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

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500 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. These technical features allow Speer's engineers to fine tune each specific caliber and bullet weight for maximum field performance.

  • Manufacturer: Speer
  • 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.

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.

If you would like to purchase less than 500 rounds: 250 Rounds Speer® LE 53617

"Experience has taught police that what actually happens on the street is more important than what happens in the artificial environment of the laboratory. The 9mm round now acknowledged to work the best is a 124-grain to 127-grain high tech hollow point at a velocity of 1250 feet per second. NYPD, with some 30,000 officers carrying this type of ammo, the Speer Gold Dot +P 124-grain, is happy with the performance of its 9mm service pistols." Massad Ayoob

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

"The NYPD uses a 124-grain, hollow-point bullet that is designed to prevent over-penetration and ricochets." New York City Police Department Annual Firearms Discharge Report 2013

"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)

"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

"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

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

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