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Old 04-24-2012, 15:17   #1
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Video of speer 135g +p .38 in action...wow!

Forgive me if you've seen this before but it is a great video displaying the effectiveness of the speer 135g +p GDHP in .38 special.



I know Mas endorses this round for .38 special snubbies and based on this test, I can see why. That expansion would ruin your whole day! I now carry this in my 642.
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Old 04-24-2012, 15:29   #2
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That's pretty impressive. I don't carry a short barrel .38 but my dad does. I think I'll buy a box for him.
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Old 04-24-2012, 18:09   #3
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That is a solid performer for sure. I used to carry a j-frame, might start again.
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Old 04-25-2012, 14:15   #4
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Gold Dots....Great Stuff
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Old 04-25-2012, 21:25   #5
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This is the NYPD issue round for .38 special revolvers. Another good choice is the Remington 158 grain LSWCHP.
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Old 04-25-2012, 21:35   #6
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Looks like a real good runner up to the .38+P DPX
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:19   #7
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I recently went back to carrying a snubby (Ruger LCR) and have been loading it with this round.

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Old 05-12-2012, 19:52   #8
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I read that the N.Y.P.D. was so impressed with this load that a large California P.D. has approved it. I can't remember which One. (my brain is old)
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Old 05-12-2012, 20:49   #9
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http://www.brassfetcher.com/PDF/38%2...t%20plates.pdf

"all six of the ammunition types failed to expand in the bone plate/gelatin target."
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:57   #10
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http://www.brassfetcher.com/PDF/38%2...t%20plates.pdf

"all six of the ammunition types failed to expand in the bone plate/gelatin target."
many folks dont consider bone when picking a load to carry.
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Old 05-14-2012, 16:21   #11
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Looks like a real good runner up to the .38+P DPX
DPX looks like a good runner up to Gold Dot's proven track record and documented street data.
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Old 07-17-2012, 16:54   #12
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very impressive
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Old 07-17-2012, 19:32   #13
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DPX looks like a good runner up to Gold Dot's proven track record and documented street data.
Where do you find the street data for DPX? Is there any?
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Old 08-06-2012, 19:40   #14
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Forgive me if you've seen this before but it is a great video displaying the effectiveness of the speer 135g +p GDHP in .38 special.

Speer Gold Dot .38 Special +P 135 gr Ammo Test - YouTube


I know Mas endorses this round for .38 special snubbies and based on this test, I can see why. That expansion would ruin your whole day! I now carry this in my 642.
That is an interesting video! Makes me feel good about my 442 ammo.
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Old 08-07-2012, 16:21   #15
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Both LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department make this round available for active duty officers/deputies who carry a .38 for backup or off duty. As an LASD retiree I can go to their range and get a great deal on a couple of boxes of 50. I carry this in my Smith 642.

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Old 08-07-2012, 16:28   #16
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I really believe the Speer GDHP Short Barrel 135 gr 38 +P is
the very best SD ammo available for a snubbie revolver.
That's all I carry in my S&W 342 ti J-Frame.

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Old 08-08-2012, 00:45   #17
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This round gives the little, light, J-frame quite a kick. I do not enjoying the J-frame at all.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:08   #18
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You don't shoot a lot of them. Just shoot enough to Know ware they hit and if you can control them. I have been told that recoil, and blast is a range issue and not noticed when TSHTF. Dry fire and lighter loads can get you familiar with the gun.
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