Speer’s New Gold Dot 10mm Auto Personal Defense Load Delivers Power

Speer’s New Gold Dot 10mm Auto Personal Defense Load Delivers Power
Speer’s New Gold Dot 10mm Auto Personal Defense Load Delivers Power

LEWISTON, Idaho-(Ammoland.com)- Speer Ammunition is pleased to announce its new 10mm Auto 200-grain load. Speer Gold Dot ammunition’s reliability has made it the No. 1 choice for law enforcement. The brand offers the same performance for self-defense with the addition of a powerful 10mm Auto load that takes advantage of the cartridge’s capability. Shipments of this ammunition are being delivered to dealers now.

While most 10mm Auto offerings produce ballistics similar to those of 40 S&W, Gold Dot’s 200-grain bullet is loaded for optimal performance from the cartridge. Like all Gold Dot loads, its bullet is built using Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor method. The jacket is bonded to the core one molecule at a time, virtually eliminating core-jacket separation and creating a precision hollow point that is accurate, tough and unbelievably consistent through all common barriers.

Features & Benefits

  • New power-packed 10mm Auto load
  • Consistent penetration and expansion through common barriers
  • Extremely uniform jacket maximizes accuracy
  • Gold Dot technology virtually eliminates core-jacket separation
  • Nickel-plated brass
  • Reliable, sensitive CCI primer

Part No. / Description / MSRP

54000 / Gold Dot Personal Protection, 10mm Auto, 200 grain / $34.95

About SpeerSpeer

Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer Ammunition, go to www.speer-ammo.com/.

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Ken Kempa

Wow- an article about great new ammo, where the author never even thought to state the velocity, or contact Speer for such important information. A whole lot of nothing is all this post offers. Were they asleep when they wrote this piece…or do they always just regurgitate what ever manufacturers feed them?


That energy level is similar to 357 mag and 45 super loading.


Muzzle Velocity (fps)
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)
Nothing super but maybe less pop on my hand then the Double Taps 135 gr load.


Ive been carrying the Double Tap 135gr loading. But willing to give this Gold Dot a try. I am looking forward to it to be a full power loading.

E. Bryan Hoover

BTW. The Underwood Ammunition’s Xtreme Defense 115-gr. CNC-machined solid-copper Xtreme Penetrator round with a muzzle velocity of 1,912 f.p.s. for 933 ft.-lbs. of energy at the muzzle.

What was the tested muzzle velocity and ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle of the Speer Gold Dot 200 grain ammunition that is the subject of this article?

E. Bryan Hoover

I agree with Glenn Howse and David Tong.

The article did not provide the muzzle velocity and foot pounds of energy for typical weapons (such as a 10mm Glock 20 or a 10mm Hi-Point Carbine 1095T).

Why not? This is critical information. This may NOT be Fake News.

But it is Lazy News.


Glenn Howse

Norma Ammo’s original spec was for 200 grain at 1200fps. Does it do it. Don’t know from the article. FAKE NEWS!!!!

Christopher Leete

I had a Delta Elite back when they first came out, and had the Norma ammo.
The stuff was a 170 gr truncated jhp at about 1350 fps from the 5 inch Colt barrel.
Very snappy.
Today you can’t buy the Norma but you can buy the Winchester Silvertip in the same weight and velocity.
Happy shooting

David Tong

What is the stated velocity and energy? Why must it retail for nearly two dollars PER round? What agency is going to adopt it? This seems more a press release than a factual article?


Underwood’s Xtreme defender, w 20 rds per box is:
Caliber: 10mm Auto
Bullet Weight: 100 Grains
Bullet Style: Lehigh Defense Xtreme Defense
Case Type: Ducta-Bright 7a Nickel Brass
Muzzle Velocity: 1825 fps
Muzzle Energy: 740 ft lbs
Penetration:18 inches
And has better penetration and double the cavity stretch of the hollow point Ammo. At 100gr, the brass bullet has lower recoil.

Dr. Strangelove

I’m a big fan of Speer’s ammo, especially the Short Barrel line that I use in my carry guns, but for 10 mm I’ll stick with Underwood’s loading, a 180 gr. Gold Dot rated at 1300 fps and only $18.50 per 20.


That’s my current carry round also. I figure it should be adequate for 2 and 4 legged threats. (I motorcycle camp often and am in Black Bear country a lot.)
Until I see that these Speer loads are producing similar results, I’ll stick with the Underwood, especially at this prices (unless that’s a box of 50)
I do, however, appreciate it when any quality ammo manufacturer produces full house 10mm rounds and not something comparable to a 40 Short & Weak.


I will too brother.

Kris Schweigert

What is the muzzle velocity? Is this the same 200gr bullet intended for the .40S&W or is it a new bullet designed to handle the higher 10mm velocities?