Speer announced at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits last week that it is now offering Gold Dot G2 handgun ammo to the consumer market.

Previously only offered to law enforcement, Speer Gold Dot G2 features 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, according to Speer, is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types through full-size handguns.

The loads are sold in 20-count boxes and available in 147-grain 9mm Luger, 180-grain .40 S&W and 230-grain .45 Auto +P, with MSRPs ranging from $28.95 to $32.95.

For more information, go to www.speer-ammo.com.