Where are the Gold Dots?


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willymc
January 20, 2010, 04:20 PM
Iíve been looking for .355 dia. Speer Gold Dot bullets, 90 gr. for my .380 and 124 gr. for my 9mm. No one, that I can find, has them. Some places arenít even accepting backorders. Seems to me, that in this economy, any company that couldnít keep itís product on the shelf would tool up and add shifts to keep up with the demand. Thereís buckets of money to be made out here in reloader land.

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rcmodel
January 20, 2010, 04:59 PM
I can't find Speer bullets anywhere.

I've been trying to get hold of some #4014 Short Barrel .38 Special bullets now for two years.

Heres the likely reason.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2009/06/mil-090616-atk01.htm

ATK owns CCI, Speer, Blazer, Federal, & Estate Cartridge.
Also own RCBS, Outers (including Hoppes), Champion, Simmons, Nitrex, Bushnell, etc.

If you combine all of the above ammo related revenues, along with all other commercial and sporting goods-related revenues, the total contribution to ATK income appears to be less than 10% of ATK’s total business.

I think they are using full production capability now to fill this and other large government contracts, which is a much larger percentage of thier income.

They are afraid to build more factories & buy new equipment to supply an artificial blip in Speer commercial bullets for reloading brought on by the Obama scare hording.

Once it's over, and government contracts run out, I look for them to be back pandering to us reloaders again.

rc

LightningMan
January 20, 2010, 07:14 PM
Don't know about Speer but I ordered some 90gr Hornady XTP's for my .380 over 3 weeks ago. I was told about a week, go figure! LM

mesinge2
January 20, 2010, 07:28 PM
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Marlin 45 carbine
January 20, 2010, 07:55 PM
can't help with the dots but midway had 124gr GS for 9mm.

fields
January 20, 2010, 11:09 PM
Gander Mountain had several boxes last night.

richard

Roccobro
January 21, 2010, 01:36 PM
My department is using their stock of .380 Gold Dots as target ammo. Had a shooting recently that left the range guys shaking their head at GD's performance.

Issue ammo is Win SXT's anyways but I thought it kind of a waste with all the posts of people wanting .380 GD's.

Justin

Bush Pilot
January 21, 2010, 10:49 PM
Sportsman's Warehouse actually had a good selection of Speer bullets (GDs too) yesterday. I even found some Gold Dots for .41 mag.

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