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New Speer "Gold Dot 9mm Short Barrel" ??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 3leggeddog, Oct 20, 2009.

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  1. 3leggeddog

    3leggeddog Member

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    I just pick up a box of : NEW Speer GOLDDOT/Short Barrel 9mm luger+P 124 GR. GDHP
    # 23611 "Short Barrel" Hollow Points ... ????? Has a big hollow point !
    I've never seem these before , anyone got some feed back ?? The over all length is the same as any 9mm. If their real good I'll go back and get the only 2 he has left! Dealer only got 3 boxes in! Thanks for your replies!!
     
  2. armoredman

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    Would be interested how well they work...
     
  3. Deus Machina

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    The 'short barrel' doesn't mean anything about the construction of the ammunition. It's Speers ammo engineered to work out of a gun with a short barrel. :p

    I don't know if they used a faster powder or anything to speed it up out of a short barrel, but it is supposed to have less flash to it.
     
  4. TimeIsRunninOut

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    Thats what I used to carry in my old snub nose revolver, as far as revolvers go, there great. Very accurate, controllable, and low flash. From what I have seen in test you get the trusted performance you normally would, but from a shorter barrel with less flash, yes the powder burns faster too, don't know if it is to help velocity or to make it easier to clean.
     
  5. Defense Minister

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    The larger cavities in the "short barrel" Gold Dot ammo is to promote expansion at lower velocities.
     
  6. CombatArmsUSAF

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    +1 These things do have a huge hollow point compared to regular gold dot ammunition, and it is for the purpose of promoting expansion at lower velocities.
     
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