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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!
 

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

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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.
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
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:
 

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

Now to get the coffee off my keyboard.
 

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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:

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.
 

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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.
Ah, my brain is working again. I knew you rolled your own but ***-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
 

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

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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.

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
 

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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. :)
 

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green text = sarcasm on the internet ;)

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.
 

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i don't consider a permanent cavity in a BG excessive!:eek:
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.
Quite right. My bad. I failed to use the sarcasm font.
 
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