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|Bullet Weight||80 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||990|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||174|
We test fired five rounds of .380 Auto (ACP) Barnes 80 gr TAC-XP into synthetic ballistic gelatin to observe its expansion and penetration characteristics. The ammo was fired from a Glock 42 pistol at a distance of 10 feet. A four-layer barrier of heavy fabric was placed in front of the gelatin to simulate clothing.
The complete data for this load from our test can be found on the chart below. The photo slider displays the expanded bullets that were retrieved from the gel. Pictured below is a high speed video that shows the bullet entering the gel at approximately 10,000 frames per second. The diagrams at the bottom of the page should give you an idea of how this load compares to other .380 Auto (ACP) loads.
Find out more about ballistic gel testing and how this load compares to other self-defense ammo on Lucky Gunner Labs.
|380 Auto - 80 Grain HP - Barnes TAC-XP - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||6.5||6.9||8.2||9.3||12.3|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.36||0.58||0.62|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||80.2||80.2||80.2||80.3||80.6|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||790||795||801||817||824|
Okay if it feeds.
Review by CvS
Purchased as a lead free option to carry in my Kahr P380. Had some failures to feed as the HP stuck in the feed ramp. Accuracy & consistency of shots was great. Running the gun faster, rounds went off easy & straight. But the occasional failures in the Kahr led me to search elsewhere. I may use these in the future if I want a short range alternative while hunting. But I think I’ll stick with the 9mm for that. I shot a few through my Bersa .380 and those fed just fine. But the ultra compact guns may have some issues.
(Posted on 2/14/2020)
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Well made, marginal performance
Review by Jim
This is a very consistent ammo, at the low end of the performance spectrum. I fired this through my bodyguard 380, and I found it very mild in recoil and muzzle flash.
(Posted on 4/19/2017)
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