Barnes launched the TAC-XPD line of Defense Ammunition, which they describe as: an “Optimized for Carry or Home Defense” solution. The ammunition is loaded with the Barnes TAC-XP bullets engineered and designed to deliver top performance when it is most critical: in life-threatening situations. The TAC-XP’s uses an all-copper construction and very large and deep hollow-point cavity, which expand, penetrate and perform more consistently than any personal defense product on the market. TAC-XP pistol bullets retain nearly 100% of their original weight and track straight. The TAC-XP has been tested on bare gel, light and heavy clothing, car doors, plywood and automotive windshield glass performing well in all categories.
The lighter bullet weights of all-copper TAC-XP projectiles in comparison to lead-core counterparts enable the shooter to recover quickly due to less felt recoil, without sacrificing terminal performance. Specially engineered loads produce almost no muzzle flash, and the Techni-Crom plated cases feed smoothly from the magazine.
I’m salivating over the .45 Auto 185 grain +P rendition. Can’t weight to give it try.
Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition will be available early 2013 in 20 round boxes:
380 Auto 80 grain TAC-XP
9mm Luger 115 grain TAC-XP +P
40 S&W 140 grain TAC-XP
45 Auto 185 grain TAC-XP +P