.380 ACP DoubleTap 80-grain Barnes TAC-XP

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posted on December 14, 2010
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The .380 ACP cartridge, which in the past was considered a less-than-ideal round for personal protection, has taken on a new life. DoubleTap ammunition has stepped up and is offering a very good bullet for this cartridge. Barnes TAC-XP bullets provide wide expansion, but still penetrate deep because they retain all their weight. This should make a very good personal-defense load for the little .380.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.380 ACP DoubleTap80-grainBarnes TAC-XP 1,102 9.50 .63 80

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