The .45 ACP has been around since 1904. The U.S. Cavalry had discovered their service weapons were next to useless against the adrenaline-fueled rushes of Moro Warriors in the Philippine-American War, and lives were lost as a result. Afterwards the Cavalry went to work, and a combination of tests including the results of the infamous Thompson-LaGarde Tests resulted in the .45 ACP. This big, brawny cartridge is considered an effective combat round thanks to its combination of stopping power and accuracy; the .45 ACP has far less felt recoil and muzzle flip than many assume, despite its larger size. It’s a powerful handgun used by everyone from Delta Force operators to average citizens looking for an effective self-defense weapon, and if you use yours for protection you need good defense ammo.
At 185 green these are relatively lightweight rounds for the .45 ACP. Being lighter weight gives them the ability to travel at higher speeds, but they are still heavy by overall handgun standards, so they’re going to put a serious hole in your target. These are HPs and begin to expand the moment they impact your target; the combination of rapid expansion and deceleration means these rounds create devastating wound cavities and fantastic one-shot stopping power. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 1050 feet per second and muzzle energy of 435 foot-pounds. Speer manufactures this ammunition specifically for self-defense.
You get 20 defense rounds in this box of ammunition from Speer. Not only are these defense rounds, they’re Speer Gold Dots, a kind of self-defense ammunition relied on by countless members of law enforcement. Gold Dots are known for their reliable cycling and dependable expansion; if a law enforcement officer trusts a defense round, it seems like a good bet you, yourself, can trust it. This ammunition is produced in virgin brass cases with boxer primer and can be reloaded, and manufacturing takes place at Speer’s plant in Lewiston, Idaho. Order now to keep your .45 ACP loaded and ready to defend yourself and your loved ones.