Availability Upate: These Speer Gold Dot projectiles are currently on backorder with our suppliers- and have been for several months now. We are offering similar 125 grain projectiles that are optimized for self defense and small game hunting. We are currently offering the Hornady XTP, Remington Golden Saber, and Remington Semi-jackted hollow points until our supply of Speer Gold Dots is replenished. All substitute loads have similar velocities to the Gold Dot load pictured and detailed below.
This is a light, fast 357 Magnum that is suitable for self defense and target shooting. The 125 grain Speer Gold Dot is a meat and potatoes jacketed hollow point that has been a staple for handgun shooters for decades. Consistency is exceptional and recoil is stiff. Velocity is 1,520 feet per second from 6″ barrels.
This is a great 357 Magnum for experienced shooters but will be uncomfortable for novices due to the recoil and pronounced muzzle flash.
This bullet is not recommended for big game hunting as the bullet may explode on impact, limiting penetration.