DoubleTap 9mm 80 gr. TAC-XP

9 mm DoubleTap 80-grain TAC-XP

Designed for use in compact pistols, this load still manages to pack a big punch.

By Richard Mann (RSS)
August 8, 2011

Mike McNett at DoubleTap wanted to create a light-recoiling 9 mm load that still offered respectable terminal performance. It was intended particularly for super-compact 9 mm handguns or for shooters who are extremely recoil sensitive. Based on my test results, it looks like McNett succeeded. This blistering fast 80-grain TAC-XP bullet penetrated 13 inches in 10-percent ordnance gelatin and expanded to more than .5 inch. And, this was out of a compact Smith & Wesson M&P. Also, recoil was very mild.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW(grains)
9 mm DoubleTap 80-grain TAC-XP 1,545 13.0 .60 60

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3 Responses to 9 mm DoubleTap 80-grain TAC-XP

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  2. Mitchell A.M. Ota says:

    What 9mm pistol was this load data taken from – G17 perhaps?

  3. Mitchell A.M. Ota says:

    Oh, now I see it. the test gun had a 3.5-inch barrel. A S&W MP.

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