It seems like the consensus preference is the Gold Dots in that weight range based on recent posts and testing etc. Is that deserved ? Or is it based on the mission ? What I have concluded from all the info posted is that the XTPs are the tougher bullet in 155gr and thusly should outperform at very high velocities by holding together better and at lower velocities the Gold Dots expand more. Is that what most everyone else has concluded ? I am not a pistol hunter and 155gr to me is the best overall compromise for Self Defense. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!