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06-19-2011, 04:25
I found this bit of information floating around the internet.

"Be advised that we recommend the +P cartridge for use only in compact handguns with barrel lengths less than 4-inches. The 124-grain Gold Dot bullet seems to provide optimal penetration and expansion performance when propelled at approximately 1150 fps. The +P load is designed to propel its bullet at 1220 fps, and this could lead to over-expansion and under-penetration when fired out of a handgun with a barrel length that is 4-inches or longer."

This is confusing. Would it be advised to use regular 124grain Gold Dot instead of the +p offering in full size service pistols such as the Glock G17 or the Sig P226? What is your take on this?

Mas Ayoob
06-19-2011, 05:25
Dunno where you found that, bro, but I have to respectfully disagree with it. The 124 grain +P Gold Dot has been working superbly on the street from full size service pistols such as the P226 etc. from New York City to Las Vegas.