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Speer Gold Dot 40S&W 180gr Gel Test Results

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by plouffedaddy, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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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:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLSCf3IxI7c"]Speer 40S&W 180gr Gold Dot Ballistics Gel Test (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. DeLo

    DeLo

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    Excellent as usual. What light set up are you running on the 35?
     


  3. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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  4. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    +1. Sj 40
     
  5. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

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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.
     
  6. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Just what is a G3 barrel?
     
  7. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Excellent performance. Have you tested any 180 GD's in 10mm? And (in .40), do you prefer the HST?
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    A great Glock pistol.
     
  9. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    I have.

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

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7KTx8LRPw"]Federal HST 40 S&W 180gr (P40HST1) Ballistics Gel Test (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. SCmasterblaster

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  11. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    thanks, good to know that's the load I use, in shorter barrels though.
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    You have a G27?
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013