When it comes to high-quality defensive rounds, Speer Ammunition’s Gold Dot line is both popular and proven. The ammo maker’s Gold Dot line was first introduced in 1991, back when its design was truly cutting-edge technology, and it’s only continued to improve with the passage of time. It’s available in a variety of calibers including 380 ACP and 9mm, but if you’re more inclined to use a newer cartridge, it’s also being made in 30 Super Carry.
Speer Ammunition Gold Dot has long been a trusted load of countless members of law enforcement. The company has tested it extensively to check penetration according to FBI ballistic standards, including its ability to penetrate barriers, and the design has also been used a great deal in the field. As for the 30 Super Carry cartridge, Speer states the round gives self-defense-focused gun owners the terminal performance of 9mm, but with greater overall capacity. The company feels the cartridge gives shooters the best features and details through performance and overall size.
30 Super Carry was invented and officially launched by Federal Premium in 2022. Federal’s Senior Director of Product Management, Jesse Whiteside, released a statement regarding the Speer Gold Dot 30 Super Carry load: “We are excited to add this new cartridge to the line of the No. 1 bullet choice of law enforcement. The new 30 Super Carry option packs all of the functional features that law enforcement and concealed carry users have trusted in a personal protection round. The Uni-Cor bonded Gold Dot Bullet is designed for better weight retention, deep penetration, and exceptional expansion. It’s clear to see why the line of Gold Dot ammunition continues to be so popular.”
According to Speer, their Gold Dot line “remains a benchmark for both self-defense and duty use, and it’s earned the trust of law enforcement world-wide. It features a pressure-formed lead core that’s bonded to an extremely uniform jacket a single atom at a time. This virtually eliminates separation on impact for more retained weight and penetration to crucial depths. Its Gold Dot hollow-point design expands consistently through the full range of barriers. Ignition and cycling are guaranteed thanks to sealed primers and nickel-plated brass.”
When you’re choosing ammunition that absolutely must work at the most important moment of your life, care must be taken in its selection. You want defensive loads with a proven history that cycle consistently and perform reliably with stellar weight retention and penetration upon impact. Speer Gold Dot has always delivered on those things and these 30 Super Carry rounds promise to do the same.
The 30 Super Carry addition to the Speer Gold Dot line features a 115-grain Jacketed Hollow Point bullet, nickel-plated casing for greater visibility in low-light situations, and sealed primer. It’s being sold in boxes of 20 with an MSRP of $35.99.