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ajgranda
08-20-2009, 07:39
Hi,

This is my first post. I've been reading threads on this forum for a couple of months. It's been very helpful. I picked up up a G26 this week. I'm retired LEO, but haven't shot in over three years. I carried a G19 for years on duty and a K frame .38 S&W (hated that revolver) before that. Since retirement, I've been busy with new baby, new house etc. so I didn't even bother getting my Full Carry until recently. I feel great that I finally have though. My dept still uses 115gr +P+ JHP (Federal, I think), but I wanted to try a heavier bullet with a little less velocity/recoil. I won't be going to the range until Saturday, but my dealer/friend recommended this ammo for Personal Def. It's what NYPD and the French Civil Guard use, if that means anything.

What are your opinions on the recoil, accuracy and defensive attributes to this round?

Thanks

PS Prior to retiring, I was carrying a NAA .32 Guardian off-duty. What the hell was I thinking:dunno:.

CA_DUDE
09-22-2009, 11:33
Hi ajgranda,
I just got my current Glock 19 Saturday, and bough a couple boxes of 124gr. +p to use as carry ammo. I have heard a lot of good things and know a lot of agencies use it. Check out Police Marsken's video, looks like it will get the job done to me. I plan on doing some reliability testing and see how it fares in different media.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1115834&highlight=gold+dot

TriggerHappy007
09-22-2009, 11:36
Its what I carry in all my 9mms. Great ammo with great expansion results in testing. Feel confident carrying it in your G26.

BleedNOrange
09-22-2009, 12:36
It is great ammo but you stated you might like a little less recoil. Try the 147gr flavor of gold dot or ranger. Good performance with very little recoil. The standard pressure gold dot 124 is just about as good IMO as the +p.

Hugo R
09-22-2009, 12:51
Its what I carry in all my 9mms. Great ammo with great expansion results in testing. Feel confident carrying it in your G26.

Same here. I have other quality 9mm stashes but I really love the 100% functionality of the GDHP. Love it out of my G26.

HR

thesmiter1
09-22-2009, 12:52
http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#9mm

It's on the list. You are GTG.

You should be OK in terms of service calibers, as long as you stick to the better hollow point designs: Ranger T (not SXT), Gold Dot, and Federal Tactical Bonded and HST (NOT hyrdra shocks).

They haven't tested bonded golden sabers or winchester pdx1, but I've got to say, those look alright as well. Don't take my word for it, though. Stick with that list.

southern_boy
09-22-2009, 12:55
i carry 41 rounds of it every day with my G26.....gun has had about 150ish or so of the 124 gold dots threw it no problem....i havent done any test on them tryin to get them to open up but theres some nice videos on youtube and i think they open up to like .48 of a inch or so and one vid showed them going threw like 3 or 4 milk jugs with wet news paper in them

buckshotshorty
09-22-2009, 13:35
Gold Dots are what I carry in my G19. I have seen some dramatic expansion results also with Federal HST, and recently some information about a new Hornady Defense round. The claim that Hornady makes is that it will expand normally even after penetrating thick clothing or glass.

You should be ok with any of these rounds, but, the bottom line is still bullet placement!

NYS Ret.5763
09-22-2009, 13:46
Great round. FINALLY, the NYPD listened to their "gun guys" and went with this round. Good Luck in retirement!:supergrin: Enjoy the family and CARRY EVERY DAY!! When you were on the job,who were you with? Westchester? A state LEO job?

ajgranda
09-22-2009, 14:03
It's funny to find that my first post came up now. Man, have I been posting a lot in the last month :wow:. I have to agree that it's a great round. For me, its the most accurate of all the SD rounds I've shot. I stopped carrying my old Depts Federal Classic Hi-Shocks 115g +p+ for these.

PS. Ret. Yonkers PD

GunQuest
09-22-2009, 14:06
The 124 +P Speer gold dot is what I carry in my G 26. The Federal 115 +P+ is an excellent round as well. I would bring BOTH to the range and see how each one performs out of your 26. My G26 is beyond accurate with the Speers..and I mean as good as my custom 1911's...My G19 is not as accurate with that round and I use Federal 124+P HST's in my G19. I compared Ranger 127+P+, Ranger 124 +P bonded, Federal HST's, Corbon DPX 115 +P's, Thunder Ranch Corbon 115 +P's, Speer Gold Dots 124+P's and the G26 LOVES the Speer Gold dots and the G19 likes the HST's. I am getting a case of the Federal 115+P+'s to try as well... Believe it or not groupings ranged from 1" with the Speers to over 4-5" with some of the others

Glockdude1
09-22-2009, 14:18
The GD, HP, +P, is A.O.K, here on GT and for your G26!

:thumbsup:

Warp
09-22-2009, 14:39
Speer's 124 +P Gold Dot is an outstanding round, and has been my primary carry round for over three years.

faawrenchbndr
09-22-2009, 14:47
Opinions of Gold Dot 9mm 124gr +P GDHP



First off,......I'd like to thank you for your years of Service! :patriot:

Secondly,...... Gold Dots are MY preferred carry ammo. Winchester
Ranger T series is second.

HogGlocker
09-22-2009, 17:38
Speer GD are all I use in .40, 9 and .357 SIG...very reliable round in all versions...arguably the best SD/carry/duty round out there.

AJSully421
09-23-2009, 22:51
Great round, well proven on the street.

the NYPD has killed many felons with this round out of their G19s.

I load my back up mag with these for some extra oomph and for a bonded round.

hylander
09-23-2009, 23:30
How about the Standard GD 124, not +P

NEOH212
09-24-2009, 04:30
Hi,

This is my first post. I've been reading threads on this forum for a couple of months. It's been very helpful. I picked up up a G26 this week. I'm retired LEO, but haven't shot in over three years. I carried a G19 for years on duty and a K frame .38 S&W (hated that revolver) before that. Since retirement, I've been busy with new baby, new house etc. so I didn't even bother getting my Full Carry until recently. I feel great that I finally have though. My dept still uses 115gr +P+ JHP (Federal, I think), but I wanted to try a heavier bullet with a little less velocity/recoil. I won't be going to the range until Saturday, but my dealer/friend recommended this ammo for Personal Def. It's what NYPD and the French Civil Guard use, if that means anything.

What are your opinions on the recoil, accuracy and defensive attributes to this round?

Thanks

PS Prior to retiring, I was carrying a NAA .32 Guardian off-duty. What the hell was I thinking:dunno:.

I don't own a 9mm but I have heard nothing but good things about the load in question. All of the Gold Dot ammo is good stuff! I think the only load that comes to mind in 9mm that can top it is the Winchester Ranger SXT 127 Grain +P+. You can't and won't go wrong with the Gold Dot ammo!

GLOCKREAPER
09-24-2009, 05:08
They haven't tested bonded golden sabers or winchester pdx1, but I've got to say, those look alright as well. Don't take my word for it, though. Stick with that list.
PDX1 is repackaged Ranger Bonded.

GLOCKREAPER
09-24-2009, 05:10
Opinions of Gold Dot 9mm 124gr +P GDHP

Approved.

GLOCKREAPER
09-24-2009, 05:12
PDX1 is repackaged Ranger Bonded.
It is also the F.B.I.'s new service load in 180 gr. .40 S&W flavor.

detroitriverrat
09-24-2009, 06:26
This is my first post. Thanks to all for the useful information on 9mm ammunition.

GLOCKREAPER
09-24-2009, 06:27
Welcome!

CA_DUDE
09-26-2009, 11:50
Did a little testing of my own yesterday. Very impressed to say the least.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t130/mikeyjsc/GoldDot2.jpg

Lugi
09-26-2009, 12:04
That's what I have for my 19 and 17! Sheet I use GD in all my handguns!

cowboy1964
02-02-2010, 20:59
It's def. one of the top choices. I haven't shot many but I honestly couldn't tell a difference in recoil in the G26 between the +P and standard ones. Seem to be slightly easier to find than other ammo too, but still not easy.

HST would be my second choice (actually my first but I can't find any so...). Also can't go wrong with Ranger T. PDX1 looks promising but not much testing on those yet compared to the others. Corbon DPX usually gets high marks but it's very expensive.

All in all, 124 +P Gold Dot is #1 in my book.

ULVER
02-02-2010, 22:53
In aspects, I think Gold Dot "technology" might be getting dated. Kinda like "Hydra-Shoks" & "Silvertips."

Still, I think the 124gr. +P Gold Dot in 9mm, remains the defining load for the caliber; post the 115gr. +P+ hollow-points.

Everyone loads them. They work. No worries...:supergrin:

glock2740
02-03-2010, 12:23
124+P Gold Dots are all I carry in my 9mm's.

table
02-03-2010, 23:38
i have a G26 and am currently looking for the Gold Dots for short barrel 124 +P. i suggest getting those if you wanna shoot from a 26.

conpro
02-04-2010, 11:23
I use speer golt dot 124 gr +p

G19aps
02-04-2010, 19:59
It's what I use too. I chronoed it at avg 1173 fps out of my G26 and 1280fps out of my G34.

cowboy1964
02-05-2010, 14:34
*removed*

swannick
02-05-2010, 14:59
The numbers I've seen on Buffalo Bore ammo beats everything out there. Faster, harder hitting. Check it out at buffalobore.com.

mastrbloata
02-05-2010, 16:06
The 124gr+P GD are what I use in my G-26.

coal
02-06-2010, 10:58
The GD 124gr +p would be my #1 124gr choice. I use 147gr GD as I prefer the heaviest-for-caliber load in all. I'd carry any reputable make in 147gr (preferred) or 124gr +p, whichever I could get, or get cheapest.

glockguerilla
09-10-2011, 20:52
I've been very pleased with GD 124gr +P in my 9mm Glocks and more so in my G26. Shoot couple of boxes at the range and see what you think about them in your G26. I make habit of adding in my self-defense ammo at the range.

Thanks for your service and all the best in your retirement.

9mm +p+
09-10-2011, 21:20
http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#9mm

It's on the list. You are GTG.

You should be OK in terms of service calibers, as long as you stick to the better hollow point designs: Ranger T (not SXT), Gold Dot, and Federal Tactical Bonded and HST (NOT hyrdra shocks).

They haven't tested bonded golden sabers or winchester pdx1, but I've got to say, those look alright as well. Don't take my word for it, though. Stick with that list.

Yeah, that's the same genius that suggests a 300gr XTP as the go to 44 mag defense load against people:rofl:
Any of your +p/+p+ 9's will work just fine on 2 legged threats.

chugokujin
09-10-2011, 22:29
The Speer 124+p GD round is fantastic despite being somewhat older technology. I still prefer this for carry despite having other flavors in Ranger T and HST. Our dept. has had much success with both 9mm and .38spcl. load in OISs.

NYPD-ret.

FYI on what other NY agencies use:

Port Authority PD- Winchester Ranger T 147gr.
NYS courts- Federal 147gr. 9M
MTA PD- Federal 147gr. Hydra Shok
Bridge and Tunnel PD- Speer GD 124 standard
NYS Parole Div.- Federal 115+p+ 9bple

Tiro Fijo
09-10-2011, 22:35
Yeah, that's the same genius that suggests a 300gr XTP as the go to 44 mag defense load against people:rofl:
Any of your +p/+p+ 9's will work just fine on 2 legged threats.

You're spot on about that list. Many people wave it around on the Internet like it was handed down on Mt. Sinai from God.


...

NYS Parole Div.- Federal 115+p+ 9bple


That's a new one on me. I never knew that & thanks for sharing.

twisty
09-12-2011, 21:12
The 124 gr. +p gold dot is an outstanding round in all regards. It is accurate and hard hitting with good penetration and relatively low recoil. We have used it for many years in our Berettas as duty carry ammunition and I have always felt comfortable with it. I have seen the results on flesh and it is quite capable of stopping a person.

rgregoryb
09-15-2011, 19:01
Retired and a new baby?..............................you got more to worry about than ammo.:faint:


GD 124 +p is a good round

cadillacguns
09-16-2011, 05:17
Me three, In my G-19/G-26.

smitty704
09-16-2011, 14:12
I have GD 124gr standard load in my G19 (looking for +p locally), and 230gr Ranger T 45ACP in my EDC M&P 45c with three spare mags, with 230gr GD stocked at the house for a rainy day. Both are great rounds.

Mudshark100
09-16-2011, 16:18
I have GD 124gr standard load in my G19 (looking for +p locally), and 230gr Ranger T 45ACP in my EDC M&P 45c with three spare mags, with 230gr GD stocked at the house for a rainy day. Both are great rounds.

Don't buy locally. Order on line and get the 50 round LE box. Try Ammo to Go, SGAmmo, Kyles Gun shop, to name a few. Much more bang for the buck (pun intended) than the 20 or 25 round boxes normally found locally for nearly the same price.

AA#5
09-16-2011, 16:32
I like that round & bought a huge bulk pack of it when it was on sale several years ago at a place that was closing. I put 300 of them through my Uzi. No malfunctions, but then, the Uzi eats anything. I found them to be a bit hotter than other +P's & the empties ejected much farther.

ContractSoldier
09-18-2011, 16:29
I currently carry the Federal Tactical HST 147 Gr., you can get them at Streichers Police Supply when their in stock, mine was ordered in the last two months. They also have the Speer Gold Dots your looking for in 50 round boxes, whichever route you go, just stay with a brand marketed for LEO.

Ranger T are also a brand to consider, I choose between the three I listed in no order, just whatever is in stock at the time I need to place an order, although I will go with the Federal HST over the others if It's in stock.

tsmo1066
09-18-2011, 19:55
There are many fine 9mm selections out there, and the Gold Dot 124+P is one of the "gold standards" among them. If your pistol likes it, carry it with confidence.

Brooklyn123456
01-29-2012, 20:08
The Gold Dot rules the street!

DocKWL
01-29-2012, 21:08
Yeah, that's the same genius that suggests a 300gr XTP as the go to 44 mag defense load against people:rofl:
Any of your +p/+p+ 9's will work just fine on 2 legged threats.

The comment pertaining to the .44 Magnum is false. You should not let your bias interfere with facts.

The origin can be found HERE (http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=19930)

Tiro Fijo
01-30-2012, 16:37
The comment pertaining to the .44 Magnum is false. You should not let your bias interfere with facts.

The origin can be found HERE (http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=19930)


Hey genius, re-read the thread: it was NOT my link to that. :wavey:

unit1069
01-30-2012, 17:27
The comment pertaining to the .44 Magnum is false. You should not let your bias interfere with facts.

The origin can be found HERE (http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=19930)

Well then since your link tells us nothing please unequivocally inform everyone which is a better man-stopper, the .44 Magnum or the 124-grain Gold Dot +P.

(And why ... )

cowboy1964
01-30-2012, 17:50
The numbers I've seen on Buffalo Bore ammo beats everything out there. Faster, harder hitting. Check it out at buffalobore.com.

"Harder hitting" and "9mm" really don't go together. But yes, BB is hot. More recoil too. Oh, and the price!

MinnesnowtaWild
01-30-2012, 22:24
Yes Buffalo Bore has high velocity and high muzzle energy, but keep in mind that what looks good on paper doesn't always work in the real world. How much recoil and time for follow up shots are you willing to give up? Just my opinion, but it's not worth it.