USSOCOM Selects Speer Gold Dot G2 As Duty Load

posted on June 25, 2024
Speer Gold Dot G2

Speer Ammo is now supplying the United States Special Operations Command, having been awarded a three-year contract to produce up to 8.5 million rounds of its Speer Gold Dot G2 147-grain 9 mm Luger load for special forces use.

The load in question uses a hollow-point projectile filled with an elastomer, which aids in barrier penetration and consistent expansion.

The U.S. military is one of the few world powers that is not a signatory to Article IV-3 of the Hague Convention, which specifically prohibits the use of hollow-point ammunition in war, but for more than 100 years, it has generally used FMJ ammunition for combat.

In 2018, the military announced it would begin employing jacketed-hollow-point ammunition for use in limited situations to prevent overpenetration in an effort to minimize collateral damage.

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