Wheelgun Wednesday: Speer Target-38 Indoor Practice For Your Revolver!

Welcome back to Wheelgun Wednesday, TFB’s weekly article series where we talk about everything revolver-related. Today we take a look at something old, Speer Target-38. These were practice rounds you can use in a revolver chambered in .357 Magnum or .38 Special. I got a chance to check them out years ago so here they are.

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Czechoslovak Group To Acquire Vista Outdoor's Ammunition Business in $2 Billion Deal

In a massive deal Vista Outdoor, the parent company to over 40 well known brands, is to sell off its sporting products business in a $1.91 billion deal with Czechoslovak Group. Czechoslovak Group is a major Czech Republic-based holding company which already controls brands across the arms, aerospace and manufacturing industries – including Fiocchi, Tatra, and Atrak.

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Speer Awarded Duty Ammunition Contract to the Miami-Dade Police

Speer Ammunition is known for crafting some superbly high-quality and lethal ammo by the way of their Gold Dot hollow-points in both rifle and handgun offerings. This is evident by the numerous military and law enforcement contracts that they have garnered over the years, and they can add another one to that list. The Miami-Dade Police Department has struck a Duty Ammunition Contract with Speer for their Law Enforcement 9mm 124-grain +P and .223 Rem 75-grain Gold Dot ammo.

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Speer Impact Bullet NEW To Remington Premier Long Range Ammunition

When I hear the name Speer, I think of duty ammunition, probably due to the type of shooting I do. However, those who take fewer shots in more rugged environments equate the name with one-shot stops on their prey. Equally known in the hunting and long-range world, Remington has joined forces with Speer, its sister brand. The Speer Impact bullet is now available for the first time in Remington’s Premier Long Range Ammunition.

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Speer Ammunition Awarded Duty Ammunition Contract For French Police

Despite the jokes, the French have an incredibly storied history in the use of firearms. They’ve been involved in over 100 wars and conflicts around the globe, in which firearms were used. Domestically, their GIGN (Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale) counter-terrorism unit is one of the most elite in the world. All of those firearms need to eat, and Speer is here to feed them. Speer was just awarded contracts to supply several French police agencies with duty ammunition.

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New Speer Gold Dot G2 Carbine and CCI Clean-22 Hyper Velocity Ammunition

Speer and CCI ammunition have just announced two new ammunition offerings that will be heavily showcased at SHOT Show 2023. However, in advance of the show, they’ve released all the information you could ask for on these two new ammunition products including CCI’s new polymer-coated Clean-22 Hypervelocity and Speer’s new Gold Dot G2 Carbine 135-gr ammo. Speer has one of the most well-trusted names when it comes to personal defense ammunition and CCI shares similar fame when it comes to reliable and accurate rimfire ammunition.

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Federal and Speer Ammunition Awarded FBI Contracts

Federal Ammunition has announced that the FBI has awarded them and Speer Ammunition in all four categories of its handgun ammunition bid – Service (Full Size), Service (Micro), Reduced-Lead Training, and Frangible. Three of these types of ammunition are manufactured in the Anoka, Minnesota facility. The other rounds will be made in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Vista Outdoor Announces July Price Increases for Components & Ammo

Vista Outdoor – the parent company for CCI, Federal, Remington, and Speer has just announced that there will be price increases in response to “unprecedented raw material price increases” that have occurred just over the last couple of months. Customers can expect to start seeing the effects of these price increases around July of 2021 for both ammunition and primers.

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Speer Ammunition Wins Customs and Border Protection Contract

Speer Ammunition needs no introduction. This Idaho-based bullet farm has been putting out quality rounds for decades. Their Lawman and Gold Dot lines have become practically synonymous with duty/carry ammo, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with any other top ammo name in the business and trusted by more than 3000 law enforcement agencies around the globe. With a July 21st press release, they have announced the addition of one more agency: the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection. The release reads:

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Speer Gold Dot G2 Carry Gun Ammo Is Here

During January’s pre-SHOT Show frenzy, TFB reported on several new ammo options that would be coming out over the course of 2020. At SHOT, TFBTV went a little more in depth with Speer about their new additions. Now in a June 18th press release, Idaho-based ammo manufacturer Speer has announced that their Gold Dot G2 Carry Gun ammunition, specifically optimized for compact handguns, is heading to market. Your current options are 9mm, .40, and .45 +P. The release reads as follows.

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Speer Gold Dot Rifle – Personal Protection Rifle Ammunition in 223, 300 BLK and 308 Win

Speer is introducing a new line of Gold Dot Rifle ammunition for owners of rifles in 223 Rem., 300 BLK and 308 Win. As the brass is nickel-plated it has the special look you can see in the pictures. The following ammunition is going to be available from the start. Note the heavy 75-grain bullet in .223 Rem.

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[SHOT 2020] Speer 5.7mm, Carry Ammunition

Speer Ammunition is coming out with a 5.7x28mm round that coincides with the introduction of the Ruger-57 handgun that also came out this year at SHOT Show. Speer is actually working on optimizing the round to make sure that it will function well in the Ruger handgun. In addition, the company is coming out with a subcompact carry ammunition brand that is optimized for subcompact handguns. They will certainly work in duty-sized handguns but achieve maximum velocity out of a shorter barrel.

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New 2020 Products of Federal Premium Ammunition, Speer, and CCI/Blazer

As you know, this year Vista Outdoor ammunition brands came up with a large number of new products. Some of the most interesting ones we covered in separate dedicated articles and today we’ll take a brief look at the rest of the new products released by Federal Premium Ammunition, CCI, Blazer and Speer.

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Speer Gold Dot 5.7x28mm Self-Defense Ammunition

Up until recently, this author was thinking that no matter how cool the 5.7x28mm FN cartridge is, its fate is quite concerning. But things have changed. As you know, yesterday Ruger announced a 5.7x28mm pistol, the Ruger-57, and what we’ll talk about today is Speer’s newly released Gold Dot 5.7x28mm defensive ammunition. Well, looks like Ruger and Speer breathe a new life into this little cartridge.

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TFB Round Table: 5 Best 9mm Self Defense Rounds (You Can Buy)

Selecting a good defensive round is one of the most overlooked but perhaps one of the most critical elements of selecting your tools for self-defense. Arguably, ammo selection is just as important, if not more important than selecting the gun itself.  However, I would guess that most shooters simply go to their local Academy, plunk down a $20 bill and ask for “a box of them hollow points.”

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