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#4672870 - 02/21/18 09:05 AM BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
I just recently had my dad order some ammo for me. I read about BARNES TAC-XPD 140 grain 40 caliber ammo in a gun magazine a few weeks ago. The bullet is all copper and from watching the gel testing on it I would not want to be on the bad end of this bullet. Does any other members here use this bullet for home defense?



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#4672879 - 02/21/18 09:11 AM Re: BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo [Re: CajunLariat]
urrlord Offline


Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 652
Loc: central ga
Barnes specialty is copper bullets.They have a good rep they were primarily a hunting bullet/ammo company, a bit pricey IIRC.I guess that history would translate to a good self defense round.

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#4672905 - 02/21/18 09:28 AM Re: BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo [Re: CajunLariat]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Hey, you stole my .40 cal. ammo! laugh
J/K, he didn't. I ordered this for him. I did a side job for a friend of mine and he offered to buy me and my son each a box of ammo. I chose the Winchester PDX1 125 gr. bullets. All of this happened at the right time. Sometimes it's good to be in the right place at the right time.

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#4673752 - 02/21/18 07:34 PM Re: BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo [Re: CajunLariat]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 892
Loc: South Eastern, CT
Not for home defense but I do carry that load when I occasionally carry my S&W Model 19 in 357 Magnum.

All of the testing I have seen on the Tac-XPD looks great. Good enough for me to trust anyway.
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#4673877 - 02/21/18 09:16 PM Re: BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo [Re: CajunLariat]
donnyj08 Offline


Registered: 08/12/12
Posts: 3031
Loc: Cincinnati
I like the design. I have some XPD 125gr in .357sig that was made by a montana company that went under. Ive shot some of them that chronographed at around 1350FPS. Definitly a wicked round that those speeds.
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#4674392 - 02/22/18 12:39 PM Re: BARNES TAC-XPD Ammo [Re: CajunLariat]
totegoat Offline


Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Ca
I have them in .40 and .45.

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