The number of people who’ve comparison tested the ballistics of multiple self-defense rounds is smaller than the number of banana splits Kim Edri‘s eaten in the last month. The number of armed self-defenders who make their carry cartridge decision based on published ballistic tests is only marginally greater. Generally speaking, it’s down to price and branding. I don’t know the price of Barnes Bullets’ new TAC-XPD—I’m thinking expensive—but I do know that the company has a sterling rep for making bullets that count. And the box is way cool. But wait! There’s more! The new ammo’s got a unique selling point: “almost no muzzle flash.” Now how much would you pay? Don’t answer! They also claim lower felt recoil than their competitors. TTAG will pick up a pack ASAP. Press release after the jump . . .
Mona, UT – NEW LINE for 2013 – Barnes introduces the TAC-XPD line of Defense Ammunition: an “Optimized for Carry or Home Defense” solution. 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.
Designed for law enforcement and personal defense, 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.
TAC-XPD Ammunition is sold in a 20 round package.
Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition will be available early 2013: