20rds – 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP SCHP Ammo

$19.95
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  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Bullet Weight 80 Grain
  • Bullet Type Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP)
  • Manufacturer Barnes Bullets
  • Manufacturer SKU 21552
  • Muzzle Energy 174
  • Muzzle Velocity 990
  • Primer Type Boxer

Barnes Bullets 80 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Ammo Details

This 380 ACP cartridge is from Barnes’ TAC-XPD line of ammunition, and it features an 80 grain TAC-XP projectile that will turn even the most compact handgun into a beastly weapon to have on your side during a life or death altercation. The virtue of the TAC-XP’s monolithic copper composition is that it’s able to retain practically the entirety of its weight as it spirals through heavy fabric, muscle tissue, and bone to ensure the production of a deep wound channel. The bullet’s gaping hollow point nose cavity further enables it to mushroom widely as it penetrates. If your assailant survives their experience with a TAC-XP, they’d surely not sign up to take the ride a second time.

Barnes doesn’t make second rate stuff. This round is loaded with a low-flash propellant, so if you’re assaulted in the dark your first shot won’t render you unable to aim well. This round’s brass casing further features a Techni-crom plating that greatly enhances its ability to cycle smoothly as well as resist corrosion.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 380 Auto (ACP) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Barnes Bullets 380 Auto (ACP) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a Ruger LCPII with a 2.75-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Barnes Bullets ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 380 Auto (ACP) ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Barnes Bullets 80 Grain 380 Auto (ACP) ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP SCHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP SCHP Ammo

How do the results for this Barnes Bullets 380 Auto (ACP) compare to other 380 AUTO?

20rds – 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP SCHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 7.1 7.6 8.1 8.5 9.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.46 0.51 0.55 0.61 0.64
Expanded Weight (gr.) 79.5 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 869 873 881 885 916
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Van Pham

    Three hundred reliable rounds through a Kimber Micro and SIG P238. Both control and muzzle flash are optimum for my wife's and daughter's pistol. I also use the same defense cartridge for my 3" Kimber Ultra without issue in 45 ACP.

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    posted on by kent

    Tested this ammo out of the Glock 42. It does not cycle properly. I experienced a malfunction about 1 every 3 rounds. Obviously, not the load you want if you are running a Glock 42. Do not know how well it cycles in other 380 pistols.

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    posted on by JOHN STOPPLE

    This ammo is too weak to cycle a Glock 42. Weak is not a word I want associated with a self defense round.

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    posted on by Michael Thompson

    If you have a Glock 42 this ammo will not work in it. Barnes knows of the issue seeing I called them to check on it. So save yourself the trouble and look at a different carry load.

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