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Old 02-19-2013, 16:19   #1
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Speer Gold Dot 40S&W 180gr Gel Test Results

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Finished up the testing of the Speer Gold Dot 180gr 40 S&W (#53962) round. Here are the conditions and results.

Test conditions:
-Glock 35
-Test rounds fired from 10 feet
-"FBI spec" Clear Ballistics gel block
-4 layers of denim

Results:
-1036 FPS, 429 FT/LBS energy
-16'' of penetration
-Recovered weight: 180gr


Here's the video showing the test, the permanent cavity, and a discussion of the results:

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Old 02-19-2013, 16:29   #2
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Excellent as usual. What light set up are you running on the 35?
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Old 02-19-2013, 18:41   #3
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Over a thousand feet per second - awesome.
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Old 02-19-2013, 20:02   #4
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Thank you well done.
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Old 02-19-2013, 20:15   #5
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excellent as usual. What light set up are you running on the 35?
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:33   #6
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Over a thousand feet per second - awesome.
Keep in mind it was from a G3 barrel. Im not much of a .40S&W fan at all but this bullet seemed to perform pretty well.
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Keep in mind it was from a G3 barrel. Im not much of a .40S&W fan at all but this bullet seemed to perform pretty well.
Just what is a G3 barrel?
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:54   #8
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My mistake I meant G35
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Old 02-22-2013, 13:43   #9
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Caliber Corner


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Excellent performance. Have you tested any 180 GD's in 10mm? And (in .40), do you prefer the HST?
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My mistake I meant G35
A great Glock pistol.
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Excellent performance. Have you tested any 180 GD's in 10mm? And (in .40), do you prefer the HST?
I have.

I don't really prefer one over the other---both have had nearly identical performance.

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Old 02-24-2013, 19:10   #13
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I have.

I don't really prefer one over the other---both have had nearly identical performance.

Federal HST 40 S&W 180gr (P40HST1) Ballistics Gel Test (HD) - YouTube
Great expansion! Great penetration. And it is a standard-pressure round.
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thanks, good to know that's the load I use, in shorter barrels though.
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thanks, good to know that's the load i use, in shorter barrels though.
You have a G27?
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