Field reports indicate that the 135-grain Speer Gold Dot SHORT BARREL bullet has turned in truly excellent performance in real world shootings. We've combined the great design of this bullet with the rigid quality control of Littlestone Ammunition's Custom Quality manufacturing to produce a genuinely superior defensive load for both your short barrel .357 Magnum revolver and a more conventional length barrel. We also offer it in both HIGHER VELOCITY and reduced recoil loadings. This is a 50-round box of the HIGHER VELOCITY load. Please see below for velocity and energy data from different barrel lengths.
Gold Dot bullets are bonded Uni-Cor hollow points, in which the jacket is built up on the lead core chemically, one molecule at a time, rather than being put in place mechanically, which can lead to jacket/core separation. Many are intended for self defense, others for hunting. The hollow point versions are manufactured in three steps. First the core receives the bonded jacket; next an oversize hollow point cavity is installed with predetermined expansion folds; and lastly the final cavity shape and volume are set for the optimum performance for the cartridge and intended use. It typically retains about 95% of its weight through impact and is a law enforcement favorite.
Short Barrel Gold Dot bullets are specially designed for use in short barreled handguns that have become so popular with the advent of concealed carry laws in most states. They have wider hollow point openings and deeper cavities and are designed to expand well at lower velocities produced by short-barreled guns. However, they also perform very well at higher velocities produced by longer-barreled guns.
Because of Littlestone Ammunitions tight manufacturing tolerances, it performs consistently and therefore typically is quite accurate. But regardless of any ammos quality, handguns can be finicky, and you must have ammo that:
shoots accurate, tight groups from your gun
your gun digests reliably
shoots to point of aim
and has tolerable recoil helping you get back on target quickly
Finding that load can be expensive if you have to buy a full box of 20 or 50 rounds for every type you want to try. Which is why we developed our sample pack system. With one purchase of 20 or 50 rounds, you can test either four or five different loads, helping you find ammo that meets all your needs much more economically.
Each of our sample packs comes complete with the written load number record of each load in the pack, and a color-coded test-fire evaluation form. So you might consider testing one or more of our sample packs containing this bullet, which can be found in a variety of the Sample Pack product listings for this cartridge.
After you test one or more sample packs, if you and your gun like the load, come back and purchase it in greater quantities. Of course, if you prefer, use the "Add To Cart" button above to purchase this 50 rounds of Littlestone Ammunition now.
* Please see REDUCED COST RELOADING SERVICE page for Reloading Service Program and Pricing details.