United States Special Operations Command Chooses Speer Gold Dot G2

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Gold Dot G2 9mm Luger 147 Grain

Speer Ammunition has been awarded a three-year contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Speer is to supply a maximum of 8.5 million rounds of their Gold Dot G2 duty ammunition, which got the highest-scoring performance in the FBI’s testing protocol.

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United States Special Operations Chooses Speer Gold Dot G2

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded Speer Ammunition with a three-year contract that continues supplying SOCOM with Speer Gold Dot G2 duty ammunition. The contract has a maximum of 8.5 million rounds.

“When it comes to dependability and terminal ballistics, Speer is the gold standard. That’s why Speer is a top choice of law enforcement and military professionals,” said Vice President of Government Sales David Leis. “Speer continues to supply our U.S. DOD and unified forces with superior products for their efforts in protecting U.S. global interests.”

Speer Gold Dot G2 offers the ultimate performance in duty ammunition, thanks to an exclusive nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, Gold Dot G2 has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types through duty handguns.

Speer Ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide and online. For more information on all products from Speer, visit www.speer.com.

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Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Jeff82 Jeff82 on Feb 18, 2024

    1st) we're way overthinking this. Army lawyers long ago justified hollowpoint pistol ammo. It can be used if the command says so. Has nothing to do with piercing armor plates.
    2nd) G2 works well in duty size guns (>4.5 in barrels) , not so well in <4 in barrels. Not a good choice for typical CCW guns.

    • Andrew Andrew on Mar 09, 2024

      @Jeff82 Honestly, the main thing keeping the conventional forces using ball is that it is debatable that the upgrade benefit justifies the cost.

      And I thoroughly agree with that, having worked on both sides of the fence.

  • GSC GSC on Feb 19, 2024

    SOCOM often operates incognito in non-permissive environments. Not everything they do is direct action, so hanging a pistol as part of an assault loadout is just one of many reasons why SOCOM uses handguns.