9 mm ASYM Precision 115-grain Barnes TAC-XP HP

posted on October 2, 2012

From a terminal-performance standpoint, the only real difference in the ASYM load and others which use the same bullet is velocity. Ironically, offerings from Buffalo Bore and Cor-Bon, which use the same bullet, have almost identical velocities as this load. So, you can expect terminal performance to be similar as well, with maybe an inch or so difference in penetration and less than .1-inch variance in expansion. If you like the Barnes TAC-XP bullet, ASYM now gives you another choice for that load in 9 mm.

Load Handgun MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
9 mm ASYM Precision 115-grain Barnes TAC-XP HP 1911 (5-inch barrel) 1,273 15.0 0.59 115


shotgun sights
shotgun sights

The Pros and Cons Of Red Dot Sight On Your Shotgun

Red-dot sights are all the rage. Should you put one on your home-defense shotgun?

First Look: Viridian Laser for the Heritage Rough Rider Revolver

A laser sight for a single action revolver makes for a terrific training aid.

Learn to Search Slow & Carefully

Haste makes waste. Worse still, it could make the difference between life and death.

I Carry: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Metal Pistol in a Tulster Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the new Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Metal pistol with a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro red-dot sight carried in a Tulster OATH holster.

40 Cash Saving Tips for Black Friday

Shoppers, on your marks. Get ready... 

Why Choose A Double Action Only Pistol?

Converting a DA/SA pistol like the H&K USP to Double Action Only (DAO) typically requires the installation of proprietary parts. Having a certified armorer or qualified gunsmith do the work ensures the gun’s safety and reliability.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.