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Gold Dot 124+p

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by backcast88, Dec 10, 2011.


  1. backcast88

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    I am new here and did a lot of searching and came up with some good results but wanted to get some more info on Gold Dot 124 +p in 9mm. I have a West German made Sig 228 I got when my grandpa died in 2003. Its a sweet gun and will chew up any ammo you run through it.

    I am getting a G26 Gen 4 at the first of the year. I am assuming that the 124+p will be a good choice for either gun but just wanted to see what you all think.

    My other considerations are HST and Ranger series but I have seen some Rangers fail lately and that has turned me off on them a little so I am undecided as to what ammo to use. I guess I can't go wrong with either one so I was looking to see what you all felt was a better option.
     

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  2. JBP55

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    Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T in 124+P are three excellent choices for your pistols.
     

  3. unit1069

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    I don't think I'm going out on a limb by stating that Speer 124-grain Gold Dot +P is the standard by which all other 9mm self-defense JHP rounds are judged. It has a well-documented street record. I plan on buying some with my next ammo purchase.
     
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    The GD 124gr +p is a great round, you can't go wrong.

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  5. backcast88

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    I figured I couldn't got wrong with either one of them but I am leaning towards the Gold Dots over the Federal. Not sure why since they are both high quality and reliable rounds.

    My buddy suggested Golden Saber Bonded but I have had some issues with Remington quality control lately so I an very hesistat to give them a try.
     
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    Gold Dot 124+P is my top choice. Bonus points for working well in every 9mm I have, all the way down to the 3" PM9. Relatively easy to find too compared to others (like the Golden Saber Bonded).
     
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    Great round. Just remember the secret to shooting a SIG: run them wet!! LOTS of lube on the rails. Never shoot one that is dry. :cool:
     
  8. Warp

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    One of the single most popular rounds available, across all calibers.

    I am a big fan of Gold Dot. I like Ranger but not so much recently as I have had three separate quality control issues with it. And Winchester doesn't seem to care as they never responded to my email (with pictures included)
     
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  9. unit1069

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    When I owned my Steyr M9-A1 I carried Remington 124-grain Golden Saber +P, the ammo that exhibited the best shooting characteristics of all the premium JHP self-defense ammos I tried through that gun. I did become uneasy with all the reports of core/jacket separation with Golden Saber, and when I traded that pistol off for the Steyr S9-A1 I decided to use a different carry ammo.

    I have read that the bonded Golden Saber is an outstanding round and along with the 124-grain Gold Dot +P mentioned earlier I also hope to pick up the GS Bonded in both 9mm and .357sig. I have no qualms about Golden Saber quality, only the documented, relatively high incidents of core/jacket separation.
     
  10. backcast88

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    I have seen and heard of the regular Golden Saber's loosing their jackets and I am not a huge fan of that. Yes the Bonded ones seem to have fixed that problem but I have had too many Remington bullets go click or shoot poorly in the past couple years from various firearms so I am having a hard time spending money on any Remington's right now.

    After doing some more research I am rather impressed with Federal HST 147+p. How do you think they would perform from out of a G26 and my 228?
     
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    In 9mm I carry either Win 127gr +p+ Rangers or the 124gr +p Gold Dots. Both are great loads with a proven track record in the real world.
     
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    Was it the Remington FMJ range ammo that failed to fire, or the Golden Saber? I've never had any problems with any Remington ammo but have read that the green/white box ammo doesn't have a primer sealant or waterproofing.

    I favor lighter bullets for 9mm so I can't help you with this, but I do know that those who favor 147-grain self-defense rounds say the 147-grain standard pressure HST is every bit as good as the +P versions of every other round using that weight bullet.
     
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    I use the WW 115gr JHP +p+ load in my G17. It reaches 1400 FPS(!)
     
  14. backcast88

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    I have had not had any Golden Sabers fail to fire. Several FMJ range rounds, center fire rifle ammo and a couple shotgun shells have failed to fire. Plus the center fire rifle ammo was shooting nearly 2" groups at 100 yards when every other ammo shoots 3/4".

    I should probably be open to Remington but the last couple years have shown me that the quality control has gone down a little and I have a hard time spending my money on Remington ammo right now.
     
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    Huge fan of 124+P Gold Dots in all of my 9mm's. I also like Ranger T's in 127+P+ and 147gr as well.
     
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    Over the past month I have bought 200 rounds of Gold Dot 9mm 124gr +P (#53617) for really low prices. They are currently going for $20.56 per 50-round box.
     
  17. unit1069

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    That's a good price and I'll be looking for them on my next ammo purchase.
     
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