SpeerŪ, complete with a fresh new look, continues to offer the best options for law enforcement, personal protection, handgun hunting and training ammunition. Based on the performance and track record of the legendary Speer Gold DotŪ Ammunition, which continues its dominance of the law enforcement community, Speer has proven its reliability for tough jobs. This reputation has made it the #1 duty ammunition on the market today. To put it simply: it's the best.
After trying numerous commercial 38 +P and 357 self-defense loads, this is the only one that I use in my 11 ounce, 357 Mag S&W 340. Muzzle flash is less that even 38 +P, the 1 7/8\" barrel is able to stabilize the bullet at the slower 1,000 fps, recoil is controllable (barely) and accuracy is consistently POA at 21 feet. - G. R.
After much research, including such things as terminal energy and penetration, I determined this particular round was the best for me for "serious social purposes." It has proven to be accurate, reliable, with easily manageable recoil. Expansion is excellent, showing about 1.5 x diameter or better consistently. Hopefully, I will never need to use it against another person, but have complete confidence it will perform admirably without endangering bystanders. - M. M.
I was skeptical when I opened the first box, but the more of this ammo I fire, the better I like it. I have never had a jam or a misfire in hundreds of rounds fired from my P229R. This is a perfect workhorse ammunition for the practice range and matches well to the feel of the corresponding Gold Dot JHP round for when you\'re out and about. - M. R.