Barnes, esteemed ammunition and component manufacturer, will be rolling out a new line of duty and self-defense ammunition for 2013 called the TAC-XPD. This premium ammo is designed to get people out of life-threatening situations with advanced bullet and cartridge design.
This is a step in a new direction for Barnes, who is better known to hunters and reloaders than in self-defense circles. Still, their experience with cartridge manufacturing leaves little doubt as to their ability to deliver a solid product, even if it’s in new territory. From the press release:
“Designed for law enforcement and personal defense, TAC-XP pistol bullets retain nearly 100 percent of their original weight through bare gel, light and heavy clothing, car doors, plywood and automotive windshield glass.
“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. It is also engineered to produce almost no muzzle flash—an important feature in low-light conditions.”