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


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Barnes Bullets 80 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP Hollow Point Ammo. The optimized solution for personal and 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. This ammo is brass cased, nickel coated, boxer primed, non magnetic and non corrosive. This ammo comes packaged 20rds. to a box. Muzzle Velocity: 990 FPS.

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 HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 380 Auto Barnes TAC-XPD 80gr. TAC-XP HP 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 HP Ammo Gel Test Results
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.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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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