Speer® LE Gold Dot® Short Barrel Duty Ammunition 40 S&W

Packing a short barrel once meant less velocity and less reliable expansion. Speer’s specialized ammunition designed for back-up guns was designed to work in 2-inch barrels. We redesigned select Gold Dot bullets to make the cavity larger for reliable expansion at the reduced velocities common to short barrel handguns. You also get less "kick" to keep you on target when wielding sharp snapping .357 and .44 Magnum revolvers. And if a semi-auto is your gun of choice, our offerings are ideal for expansion in barrels as short as three inches.
Speer® LE Gold Dot® Short Barrel Duty Ammunition

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Average Range:

Trajectory for a 25 yards zero with a sight height of 0.9 inches.
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Part Number: 23974GD
Bullet Style: GDHP-SB
Caliber: 40 S&W
Test Barrel Length in Inches: 3.5
Bullet Weight (Grains/Grams): 180 / 11.66
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.148

Velocity in Feet Per Second

Velocity in Feet Per Second
Yards Velocity
Muzzle: 950
25: 923
50: 898
75: 875
100: 854

Energy in Foot Pounds

Energy in Foot Pounds
Yards Energy
Muzzle: 361
25: 340
50: 322
75: 306
100: 291

Average Range *

Average Range
Yards Average Range
50: -1.7
75: -6.0
100: -13.2

* Height of Bullet Trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at yards. Sights 0.9 inches above bore line.
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