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Hello all, just picked up a new P229 in 357 Sig. Was wondering what the general consensus is on the best ammo for carry, I did some looking around on YouTube at gel tests and it would seem the Underwood loading of the 125gr gold dot is the highest performer. But all I tend to see on the shelves locally lately is the Sig Elite Performance V-crown. Those seem like they worked pretty well too. Thoughts?
 
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Just grab some 125gr JHP from a reputable company. Stay away from those lightweight super fast funky rounds.

we're issued winchester ranger so that's all we carry. it's not loaded hot enough in my opinion.



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I've always run Speer Gold dots, 125 gr. There are 2 common versions, one a limited penetration, and a regular version. 54234, and 23918. I have to do some digging to find which was the deep penetrate that I liked.




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I too like the Gold Dot higher velocity load, but I suspect all the premier offerings are good.

The …4234 is the higher velocity load that I refer to as “standard” (2 as the first digit of the number is for 20 round boxes, 5 is for 50 round boxes). 53972 is also reported to be a standard velocity load with the same specs as 54234, but I have never seen it.




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Another vote for the Gold Dots. That’s what I carry.


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I carry the 125 grain Federal HST jhp in my 239
 
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Good Dots. Period. End of story. Nothing else is needed.

No seriously. Speer Gold Dot stuff is top notch in every caliber IMHO.
 
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Any recommendations on where to order the 54324 gold dots? All I’m seeing online are the lower velocity ones. And a big thanks to everyone’s input!
 
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Any recommendations on where to order the 54324 gold dots?


Target Barn claims to have it:

https://www.targetbarn.com/spe...-of-125-grain-hp.php




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I have some gold dot, but I usually carry Sig Vcrown in .357 Sig.

Gold Dots are good in each of the 9mm offerings, and good in .357 Sig. Their performance is not the best in some other chamberings, including .45 acp. I like Gold Dots, and have carried them and even reloaded with them, for 25+ years, but they're not the be-all and end-all.

Vcrown is a lot easier to get, and a lot less expensive, and for me at least, it's been reliable and functional, and for stuffing several pistols and magazines, I use the vcrown.
 
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I use Underwood Ammo. They use bonded speer gold dot bullets. Velocity should be close to 1,500 fps out of a pistol that size.
 
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I carry the 125 grain Federal HST jhp in my 239

Yep.
 
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https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/357-sig-gel-test/

Not all the responses in this thread are listed, but most are. Numbers, pictures, and graphs.
 
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Another fan of 125 grain Gold dots. I’ve been using Underwood for many years now. Top quality imo


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When I was policing, we carried P226 in 357SIG. We used the Speer Gold Dot 125.

I can attest to them working. I was once attacked by a 75# Rottweiler and one round went thru it from chest to rump. He changed his mind midair as he was jumping toward me. Was dead within a few minutes. One shot from about ten feet.

I was given my duty gun when I retired, the corporal gave me two boxes of ammo too. I don’t carry it anymore, but I’m sold on the gold dot.

I’ve shot about a 50 deer with them (gold dot) to put them down due to wrecks. But those were headshots and any round would work.



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125gr Gold Dots in my 229, Glock 31 and Glock 32.




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tds-us shows it in stock at $36 for 50 rounds, that's a pretty strong buy.
 
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My thought is, that I would trust (almost) any factory loaded cartridges in any of my 357 Sig pistols to

win the fight.


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