Barnes Bullets LLC., a leader in ammunition and bullet industry since the 1930s, announced the imminent introduction of a new line of handgun loads for personal, home and property defense: dubbed the TAC-XPD, the new ammuntion line is refered to by company representatives as “optimized for carry or home defense”. Loaded with the venerable Barnes TAC-XP bullets, TAC-XPD ammunition is engineered and designed to deliver top performance when it is most critical: in life-threatening situations. The TAC-XP’s all-copper construction and very large, deep hollow-point cavity expand, penetrate and perform more consistently than any personal defense product on the market.
The company designed the TAC-XP bullet for law enforcement and personal defense, and as such TAC-XP pistol bullets retain nearly 100% of their original weight and track straight. Performance through bare gel, light and heavy clothing, car doors, plywood and automotive windshield glass is unmatched by the competition. 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 – an important feature in low-light conditions. Distinctive Techni-Crom plated shells feed smoothly from the magazine for reliability shooters can depend on every time.
Barnes’ TAC-XPD ammunitions will be sold in 20-rounds boxes and available in four calibers and different loads:
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
Commercial availability is slated for early 2013, most probably after the official market launch at the 2013 SHOT Show to take place in Las Vegas (Nevada) next January.