The .44 Magnum was designed through a series of handloading experiments in the early 1950s, finally being released to the commercial market in 1955. Renowned outdoorsman Elmer Keith is largely responsible for the creation of this show-stopping round; once he’d mastered the greater internal pressure necessary to create magnum power, he went to Remington and Smith and Wesson and began encouraging them to produce it as a commercial round. And while the .44 Magnum may not be the most powerful caliber in the world as it was once described in “Dirty Harry” it is one impressive round. If you want to put a really big hole in something, the .44 Magnum will absolutely get it done.
At 200 grain these are actually considered lightweight for the cartridge size, although they’re heavy by other handgun caliber standards. Being lighter allows them to move a bit more quickly than heavier rounds – and in the case of a magnum round “ a bit more quickly” translates to quite a bit – and they’re still more than heavy enough to wreak havoc on impact. These are Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) rounds and begin to expand immediately upon impact. Their jackets control expansion, slowing it down and allowing for greater penetration and a more catastrophic wound channel. Each of these rounds has a muzzle velocity of 1075 feet per second and muzzle energy of 513 foot-pounds. This ammunition is meant for self-defense use and designed for use in short-barreled guns.
There are 20 defense rounds in this single box of Speer ammunition. That’s enough to keep your gun and speed loader ready for personal protection needs, but not enough to get target practice in. Since defense rounds produce greater power overall than target rounds, it’s absolutely vital you take the time to practice using your chosen defense rounds. There’s no other way than practice to ensure accurate follow-up shots in a life-or-death situation. These are Speer Gold Dots defense rounds, a line favored by many in law enforcement. Speer has been in business since 1943 and is well known for producing high quality, reliable ammunition. Ammunition is manufactured at their plant in Lewiston, Idaho, according to exacting standards. Place your order now and be truly prepared for whatever may come.
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