New for 2013 Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition

Loaded with Barnes TAC-XP Bullets

Barnes TAC XPD Defense Ammunition
Barnes TAC XPD Defense Ammunition 45 Auto +P Loaded with Barnes TAC-XP Bullets
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Mona, UT –NEW LINE for 2013 – Barnes introduces the TAC-XPD line of Defense Ammunition: an “Optimized for Carry or Home Defense” solution.

Loaded with the venerable Barnes TAC-XP bullets, TAC-XPD ammunition is engineered and designed to deliver top performance when it is most critical: in life-threatening situations.

The TAC-XP’s all-copper construction and very large, deep hollow-point cavity expand, penetrate and perform more consistently than any personal defense product on the market.

Barnes Bullets designed the TAC-XP for law enforcement and personal defense, TAC-XP pistol bullets retain nearly 100% of their original weight and track straight. Performance through bare gel, light and heavy clothing, car doors, plywood and automotive windshield glass is unmatched by the competition.

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. Specially engineered loads produce almost no muzzle flash – an important feature in low-light conditions. Distinctive Techni-Crom plated shells feed smoothly from the magazine for reliability shooters can depend on every time.

TAC-XPD Ammunition is sold in a 20 round package.

Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition will be available early 2013:

  • 380 Auto 80 grain TAC-XP
  • 9mm Luger 115 grain TAC-XP +P
  • 40 S&W 140 grain TAC-XP
  • 45 Auto 185 grain TAC-XP +P###
Barnes TAC XPD Defense Ammunition 9mm Luger +P
Barnes TAC XPD Defense Ammunition 9mm Luger +P Loaded with Barnes TAC-XP Bullets

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Barnes has led the industry in bullet technology and innovation since the 1930’s. With the introduction of Barnes VOR-TX Ammunition in 2010, the company continues to move forward and expand its vast lineup of top quality, performance-based products that give shooters a decided advantage in the field and on the range. Visit for more information.

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shot 20 TAC XPD through my Springfield XDS .45 less recoil.. no problems.. it’s my new “carry ammo” also I know Gander Mountain carries Barnes.. FYI


Just picked up a box of these for my bersa thunder 380 feeds wonderful less recoil “not that a 380 is that hard to handle anyway”. Didn’t really notice in muzzle flash of course it was daylight. Accurate and dependable and I normally carry hornaday critical duty rounds in my 380 but I’m going to take these to the range a lil more before I decide to carry these.every day

Mark Hines

When can I buy the new TAC XPD bullets? Have already been using the XP all copper bullet and love it. I have done over 200 bullet tests with all law enforcement ammo, the XP has proven to be the best by far! Most of my testing has been with .45 cal., some 9 mm. The new coating should help with my Kahr k9 that has nose dive problems with a number of good self defense loads. Thanks! Mark

Brad L.

LOL, Barnes makes an evil black bullet. Wonder how this is going to go with the liberals?

With that being said, I sure wouldnt mind to see these on the shelves soon!

steve bjerken

Barnes TAC XPD Defense Ammunition 9mm Luger +p loaded with Barnes TAC-XP Bullets. Sure looks like a complete defensive round. Do you have a list of the local or online-dealers some I can try this ammo? coming from Barnes I know it is going to be a quality round. Cant wait to try them out!.

Steve Bjerken

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thief river falls

Minnesota. 56701