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Is Speer Good JHP Ammo?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Boba Debt, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Boba Debt

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    I’m 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
     
  2. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    They are a step up from the other ammo brands you listed.
     


  3. SJ 40

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    They are good in my book,kind of a gold standard of S D ammunition,no pun intended.
    SJ 40
     
  4. unit1069

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    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.
     
  5. M 7

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  6. John Rambo

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    Speer Gold Dots are excellent. Corbons are also pretty good.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    They are one of the top three. Good stuff.
     
  9. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    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.
     
  10. bunk22

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    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:
     
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  11. Boba Debt

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    Sounds like it good stuff, thanks for the replies
     
  12. boomhower

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    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.
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I reload the Speer 115gr GD JHP. I like it very much.