In the past carrying a short barrel pistol meant sacrificing velocity and leaving some powders or propellants un-burnt. Recently some manufacturers have been introducing fast-burning ammunition designed for short barrels, to send bullets at their full speed out of barrels as short as 1.9 inches.
Speer is now creating their proven and trusted ammunition for small concealable pistols. These rounds are designed to function reliably and consistently from small and concealable pistols and have been tested to have impressive expansion rates, velocity, and accuracy. Gold Dot hollow point rounds are created using a patented 2-stage process:
- Pre-fluting of the core: This helps define the expanded diameter and maintain weight during and after expansion
- Hollow-point creation: The second stage completes the concave tip of the bullet, and finalizes the rate of expansion of the hollow point
Of course, these advanced features are all wrapped up inside newly made and reloadable nickel-plated brass casings for reliable feeding and extraction.