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Hello All,

This stuff caught my eye. I've never seen Speer Lawman in jacketed hollowpoint, just in solids for practice. Come to think of it, I've never seen it in +P either.



So far as I can tell CCI doesn't currently list it in their inventory, and I can't find it on the web anyplace.

It comes in a yellow plastic box of sturdy manufacture. This makes me think this stuff is "somewhat" older (don't want to offend anyone out there!) because I'm so used to ammunition coming in cardboard and styrofoam.

Can anyone give me any history on this stuff?

Thanks,

Josh <><

P.S. I'll be testing it, of course. J.S.
 

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Howdy folks,

It does take some age to recognize some things for sure. That was Speer's first line of ammo geared to the law enforcement market. They sold that load, and various other calibers, mostly revolvers at that point in time. So yes it does have some age to it, as it dates from the 70s. But depending on how it was stored, it may well function just fine.

From memory it will probably have a hollow point that looks a bit odd, but it was designed to help ensure reliable expansion. I do like Speer ammo, and have often been issued or purchased my own carry rounds from Speer. But given the advances that have been made in ammo since that round was produced, personally I would rather carry one of their Gold Dot rounds for self defense.

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Hi Twoguns, thanks.

Whatever it is, it's quite... energetic. I really wasn't prepared for the muzzle blast - it reminded me of a mild 357 out of a snubby!

It blew up two milk jugs after passing through four layers of denim, seriously disrupted the third, and penetrated well into the fifth jug and attempted to exit! I don't know if I want to be shooting this out of my non - +P Rossi too awful much!

It acted like a standard pressure 9mm - but out of a 2" 38 Spl.

Josh <><
 

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More ancient stuff left over from when I could see my feet. I actually have kept a few containers like that for storage with the lables solved off. As I recall that was one of the first +P loadings available. Speer Lawman was issue at my department in 1977-78 but I think the +P designation came along a bit later. Expansion on those bullets was not much in my testing of it.
 
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