This 180-grain Barnes TAC XP bullet was handloaded in a .45 ACP case ahead of 8.2 grains of Ramshot True Blue powder and a CCI 300 primer.
The major ammo companies have produced frangible-bullet loads for some time, but they have been mainly marketed and sold as law enforcement products.
Barnes Bullets has been offering loaded ammunition for about a year, and this .357 Mag. load offers a ton of speed.
Cor-Bon Ammunition loads Barnes TAC-XP bullets (formerly know as XPB bullets) in their DPX line of ammunition. Typical of Cor-Bon ammunition, velocities are high.
The Barnes TAC-XP bullet is a good choice for self-defense in a .40-caliber package, but different loads with this bullet can affect terminal performance.
Wilson Combat is offering the hardest-hitting .357 Mag. load we've tested.
How does the Barnes TAC-XP perform in Cor-Bon's lightweight .45 ACP load?
How does the author's requested load, based on a +P offering, perform?
The author's quest for an ideal carry load for his .45 ACP 1911 may be over.
Buffalo Bore is one of the few manufacturers offering +P .380 ACP loads, and this one is supersonic.