Let's all contact Speer

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by robocop10mm, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am a HUGE Gold Dot fan (pun intended). My EDC gun is a G20C. Speer does not make a 10mm Gold Dot load. Please contact them and request they start doinig so.

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ask.aspx

    A 180 gr GDHP @ 1250-1300 would be the $hit!
     
  2. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Problem solved...

    The all-copper bullet construction conquers hard barriers like auto glass and steel while still maintaining its integrity. This is an optimum load for Law Enforcement.
    - Deep penetration on soft tissue 12-17 inches.
    - Reduced recoil due to lighter weight projectile.
    - Lead free projectile.
    - Environmentally friendly!
    *CERTIFIED: CALIFORNIA LEAD FREE*

    Caliber: 10mm Auto
    Bullet Wt.: 155gr DPX
    Velocity: 1200fps
    Energy: 496ftlbs
    Test Barrel Length: 4.6 Inches
    20 rounds per box.
     

  3. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Robo I can't believe you don't roll your own.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Speer Gold Dot is the approved ammo for my agency. The Silvertip is the fall back if Speer does not make a GD in your caliber or your gun simply will not run on GD. I absolutely roll my own, but not for duty use.
     
  5. NotMormon

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    When did they stop making them? I loaded up the last of my 180's last week. Not a big fan of the gold dots though. Speer pisses me off for the most part. You can't buy 60% of what is in their manual because they want you to buy their loaded ammo.(federal)
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    They make the bullets, just not the loaded ammo in 10mm. I have loaded several hundred rounds of 180 GD's in the 10mm. They are not for duty use though.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The big problem with finding Speer components, especially bullets is the demand for the loaded ammo. They load all they can make leaving little for the reloaders.
     
  8. dog2000tj

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    Does one really "need" a 10mm rd? I fully support LEO and the use of 9mm but 10mm ... that's just overkill and should only be reserved for our Military :rolleyes:
     
  9. Doc3402

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    You should have posted a drink warning on that one. I loved that post.

    Now to get the coffee off my keyboard.
     
  10. 70cuda383

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    huh? I've never heard of any military units shooting 10mm there may be some small elite units using a 10mm, but I thought most of them were using .45ACP.

    but the masses of the US military use the M9 in 9mm, although I've been seeing some more Glocks out there in some US Army units.
     
  11. NotMormon

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    Ah, my brain is working again. I knew you rolled your own but ass-u-me'd that you were able to carry em. The only factory ammo I ever see on the shelves in 10mm is either the weak American Eagle or the ridiculously priced Buffalo Bore. Bunch of crap if you ask me. 10mm's ROCK!!:D
     
  12. dog2000tj

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    ......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C6cxNR9ML8k


    green text = sarcasm on the internet ;)
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And imho, a 135 grain GD at 1450-1500 would be even better!:D:D
     
  14. waltwins

    waltwins New Member

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    Went to academy sports today here in Nashville area and all handgun ammo is gone.
     
  15. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The age old argument of light-fast vs slow-heavy. I like fast-heavy. The sectional density of the 180. The velocity of a Magnum. The expansion and weight retention of a Gold Dot. The best of ALL worlds. The down side is recoil. The ported barrel and larger than average paws tame that.
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep, this one will never be settled.:D My objection to the 180 is the excessive (IMHO) penetration.

    I am not an acolyte of Marty Fackler.:p
     
  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If the same bullet used in the .40 is used, penetration should not be a huge issue. Expansion will be phenominal though. 300 more fps? The only thing "excessive" will be the permanent cavity. :)
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i don't consider a permanent cavity in a BG excessive!:eek:
     
  19. 70cuda383

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    Ah, I see says the blind man. Of the multiple other forums I participate on, this is the first where they used a set color to show sarcasm. of course, the others have a wider selection of "smileys" to help show sarcasm.
     
  20. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Quite right. My bad. I failed to use the sarcasm font.