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Boba Debt
09-10-2012, 11:29
Iím looking to get a case of 9mm and 45acp and wanted to know if Speer is a good ammo for the price.

I've been looking at Gold Dot and Lawman.

I own Glocks and I normally shot WWB or Tula at the range and I use Hornady CD for all other applications.

If you don't like Speer please post what you prefer

Thanks

hotpig
09-10-2012, 12:43
They are a step up from the other ammo brands you listed.

SJ 40
09-10-2012, 12:45
They are good in my book,kind of a gold standard of S D ammunition,no pun intended.
SJ 40

unit1069
09-10-2012, 12:50
It seems to me that Speer Gold Dot is the self-defense round by which all other JHP self-defense rounds are measured. There might be better rounds available for your particular handguns but you cannot go wrong with Gold Dot.

I usually shoot the cheapest brass range ammo I can find but I can say Lawman was the best 9mm range ammo I've shot so far. Too bad it's pricey and hard for me to find locally.

M 7
09-10-2012, 13:01
Some of the best, IMHO.

John Rambo
09-10-2012, 13:02
Iím looking to get a case of 9mm and 45acp and wanted to know if Speer is a good ammo for the price.

I've been looking at Gold Dot and Lawman.

I own Glocks and I normally shot WWB or Tula at the range and I use Hornady CD for all other applications.

If you don't like Speer please post what you prefer

Thanks


Speer Gold Dots are excellent. Corbons are also pretty good.

ColdSteelNail
09-10-2012, 13:15
I've used Gold Dot for SD for years. When I go to the range I usually shoot 100 to 150 rounds of Lawman and 25 to 50 rounds of Gold Dot. It has been 100% reliable in my carry and home defense guns.

NEOH212
09-10-2012, 15:37
They are one of the top three. Good stuff.

robhic
09-10-2012, 16:40
I've been very happy with Speer products in a number of calibers. But I have to ask what your intended use is?

The stuff you mention is very good ammo but kinda overpriced for range ammo. You can find cheaper, quality ammo for quite a bit less.

Right now, SGAmmo.com has Aguila 124 gr. jacketed ammo for $197/1000. Pretty good price for range use. So I think I'd check around for "utility ammo" and the stuff you mention for serious use would be good.

Waboom!!
09-10-2012, 17:09
Gold Dots are good ... to the extreme.

bunk22
09-10-2012, 19:28
I've used Gold Dot for SD for years. When I go to the range I usually shoot 100 to 150 rounds of Lawman and 25 to 50 rounds of Gold Dot. It has been 100% reliable in my carry and home defense guns.

Exactly what I like to do as well.....well, when Lawman and Speer aren't sold out around here. I just got my 500 rounds of Speer GD 124+p though :supergrin:

Boba Debt
09-11-2012, 00:48
Sounds like it good stuff, thanks for the replies

boomhower
09-11-2012, 18:46
It's good stuff. For work I wouldn't use anything else. But off-duty I prefer HST. GD's are much better for auto glass which I have a decent likelihood of running into at work. HST's are much better at resisting clogging up on clothing. Since I'm not likely to run into barriers off-duty I'll take the HST.

SCmasterblaster
09-12-2012, 15:00
I reload the Speer 115gr GD JHP. I like it very much.