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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by senior, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. senior

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    Have a new Taurus PT145MPro that states NO +P 45 and a used and no probems Taurus 1911. While buying some SD ammo I was given a box of 20 Speer GD 200GR JHP .45 rds to the tune of $40.00 a box! What is anyone opinion of this rd for SD and HD? Thanks
     
  2. markallen

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    You can't go wrong with Speer Gold Dot, in any grain weight, or caliber.
    But that is my opinion.
    When it comes to .45acp I do prefer to stick with 230gr bullets, but then again that's my opinion.
     
  3. Pistol Toter

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    Whew WEE!! $40 per 20!!! :what: It's good mmunitions, some of the current BEST! The question I would have, is how does it perform in your gun? Not all mmunitions chamber as well as others in a given gun [make, model and specfic example]. I would want to fire several boxes before declaring that my SD weapon is 100% reliable with a particular round. :uhoh: At $2.00 a pop that's gonna get ex -xxxx - pen - nnn - sive.... But as far as Speer's Gold Dot it ranks among the best along side Winchester's XTP, Federal's Hydra-Shok, Remington Golden Sabre and several others.


    For what it's worth I use the Remington 230 grn Golden Sabre's in my Glock 21 because of the more rounded meplat and the driving band design which by Greenfield theroy works better in the hexagonal rifleing i.e the Glock barrel. Needless to say I have more than adaquately test fired that round in my gun. Thus far, after several hundreds of rounds, it has performed absolutely flawlessly and is very accurate. If the HP does not 100% open as desired, it is still slinging a 230 grn projectile.
     
  4. senior

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    when checking on the ammo, they had NO 230 gr JHP that was not +P, thats why i settled on 200 gr. EX PEN SIVE is not the word, emptyed my bank acct and hocked my soul before they would even let me look at the ammo! LOL
     
  5. Pistol Toter

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    200 grn will do fine!! I'm not familiar with your gun, so, if the barrel is less than say 4"'s the 200 will actually be a mite better and no worse. The point I was trying to make was to be sure it performed well in your particular gun. And... at two bucks a shot...; golly that hurts to say!!!, that's not going to be easy to do. I'll make you cry. I've got between 200 and 300 round of 230 grn bonded Gold Sabre that I paid just a tad over $9 a box. I thought at the time, that was expensive. I'm just sitting tight and not burning powder.
     
  6. senior

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    Gun shops here in san antonio are out of sight in their prices, my shooting has really nose dived recently! I'd for one like to see a lot of these greedy shop keepers bellyup some day SOON! Only one shop near me that still tries to keep his prices reasonable, but he too is feeling the crunch of the hoarders! Trying to keep a lid on how many boxes one can buy a day, does no good, as some will send 13 aunts and uncles and each of 11 bro and sisters!! LOL
     
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    The Speer GDHP is my preferred JHP in all calibers. I haven't seen any in a while, so when I went to change out the SD ammo in one of my guns, I went with WWB JHPs. Much, much cheaper, and while not my favorite, I think they would get the job done with proper shot placement. WWB might be the brand to look at if you want to (more affordably) fire at least 200 rounds of your SD ammo before relying on it for carry (and you should).
     
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    Useing gd in all my 1911 works out ok for me, right now where i live they are hard to come by, paid 26.00 for my last 20 rds. back to reloading my ammo as always.
     
  9. Hungry Seagull

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    There are 4 boxes of 20 gold dots left in the center of the box and about 5 or 6 Lawman Training 230 grain FMJ. Plenty of room to add more as time goes by.

    I am willing to pay whatever price there is for the Speer Gold Dot 230 grain carry Hollows in the .45 ACP within reason.

    Those things are rationed carefully. Now the Speer FMJ 230 grains I allow wife to shoot at range frequently.

    The difference between these two rounds is that the Hollow GD's leave the gun in a hurry compared to the FMJ's

    .56 cents or so for FMJ, or 1.36 for the Gold Dots. I think I will forever stay loyal to the GD's IMHO.

    Also bad guy better hope that it's easier to survive a small .45 than a giant slug.
     
  10. wvshooter

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    Speer Gold Dots just may be the top of the food chain. I also like Hornady XTP's and Winchester Golden Sabres. All you have to do is look at the pictures of the expansion and the weight retention of each of these amazing bullets.
     
  11. Water-Man

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    Pistol Toter... Federal Hydra-Shok is old news. The newer and better Federal is HST-LE. Just thought I'd let you know.
     
  12. ScareyH22A

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    +1 on Federal HST. I have 147gr for my 9s and 230gr +P for my .45ACP. I feel warm and fuzzy knowing I have these babies by my side.
     
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    The speer gold dot line of personal defense ammo is the most accurate SD ammo I have ever shot in 45ACP and 357mag. Thats good enough reason for me. However you should be able to get it quite a bit cheaper than that.
     
  14. Hawaiian

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    I run 230gr GDHP in my HK45c and 124gr GDHP in my 9mm guns for SD. The SD ammo has been improved upon in recent years. Most any of the mentioned name brands will work well if your gun likes em.
     
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