Carry guns keep getting smaller and more compact. So defensive shooters need an ammo matched to the firearm they carry. To that end, Speer just announced the release of its newest personal protection ammo, Gold Dot Carry Gun. The new load utilizes a modified Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet.
Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun
The specialized ammunition provides superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns, according to Speer. The line includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain and .45 Auto +P 200-grain loads.
“Most shooters believe that a defensive bullet—any defensive bullet—will perform well in typical self-defense situations. But a duty bullet that is designed and optimized for a full-sized duty handgun may not perform to the same standard when shot from a short-barreled carry or backup gun,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “By taking the Gold Dot G2 bullet and customizing it to function in short-barreled defense pistols Speer has created a self-defense load truly optimized for the guns in which it will be carried.”
Gold Dot Carry Gun features the original G2’s bullet nose design. It also comes with a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. Impact forces the material into engineered fissures to initiate expansion, according to Speer. The process results in uniform expansion, better separation of the petals and more consistent penetration across barrier types, according to Speer.
The load also uses nickel-plated cases for better feeding. Advanced powders provide consistent performance. Meanwhile, sealed CCI primers provide sensitivity and reliability, according to Speer. For more information, visit speer.com.
Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun Features
- Gold Dot G2 bullet design optimized for compact carry pistols
- Shallow dish nose cavity filled with elastomer and structural-plated, pressure-formed core improve performance through barriers
- Extremely uniform expansion and penetration when fired through short barrels
- Exclusive Gold Dot construction virtually eliminates core/jacket separation
- Quality, reliable components and consistent accuracy and performance