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Not interested. Unless their ammo self-guides itself and then detonates catastrophically after 10 inches of penetration, it sure ain't worth what they're charging. I feel very comfortable with 124 grains of +P Gold Dot at 12.95/50.
 

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never tried it, none avail. around here. Haveta agree with jonnyc. Sure doesn't look anything like Hornady's new TAP ammo. Hope to read more.
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I use nothing but Double Tap 10mm in my new 1076, and it's really wonderful stuff. It's full power (getting over 1200 fps from my 4.25" bbl with 200-grain JHPs), and it's reasonably priced and one-hole accurate.

Newer powders truly allow boutique ammo manufacturers to develop hot loads at lower pressures than in days of old. Look at what Buffalo Bore has done with Lil' Gun . . . throwing 158-grain .357 bullets out of 6" tubes at 1500 fps!

Anyway, I've only fired Double Tap's 180-gr FMJ practice (nominal 1250 fps from a Glock 20) and 200-gr JHP (nominal 1250 fps from a Glock 20) loads, but they're both wonderful in my book. The company is held in high esteem over at the 10 Ring forum on Glock Talk and on 10mm Talk as well.

I'm pretty happy with them! :)
 
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I also use Double Tap loads, in 10mm. I will be trying the .45 acp soon, as soon as I have the time.

In the 10mm, I've verified the velocities myself over all the loads, and checked for any pressure signs. I've found it consistent, accurate and seemingly safe. Quality control seems to be high.

The velocities seem to be within the design window of the Gold Dot bullets, though at the high end. I don't know what the Golden Saber design windows are. I would, and do, carry the 180 gr GD load.

That said, my favorite load so far is the hard cast lead hunting load that was a recent special run. It has already proven effective on wild boar.
 

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Hey, good to see you over here gunsandlabs! :)

I almost bought some of that hardcast special run, but I just couldn't figure out a justification here in the desert southwest, so I spent my money on more reloading supplies as well. :-/
 

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Hi All,

I've always viewed companies like this with a jaundiced eye. This is the first time I've heard of them.

Don't get me wrong- I was the same way with Cor
 
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Josh, a healthy skepticism is, well, healthy. But you should try Buffalo Bore and Garrett, too, while you're at it.

BB has a wide variety of loads, including a very nice .45 Super, and really good Keith-style .44 Special. Oddly, I don't care for their 10mm's, or at least they don't shoot well in my guns.

Garrett has some awesome .45-70 and .44 Mag hunting loads.

Any one or more of the three may end up the next Black Hills.

[Though even I have to admit that Garrett is NOT for the faint hearted or limp wristed.]
 

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Josh, I agree about the skepticism on new companies' claims. I didn't try Buffalo Bore or Double Tap until I'd seen report after online report of their excellence.

Anyway, I understand where you're coming from. I've been happy with DT and BB, though. More than happy.

Now, don't get me started on those folks who advertise in American Handgunner about their "fanged" bullets . . . ::)
 

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Erich,

Yes, I know who you mean. I don't recollect their name right now (been going nutz- thought I had them bookmarked).

With all these startup companies some loads offered scare me a bit. However, if there are that many who vouch for Double Tap, I will likely give them a try sometime after the 9mm comes out, assuming reasonable price of course.

For some reason they've done away with American Handgunner around here. Couldn't even find one for Mr. Camp's articles. I guess at least I'm spared all the talk about the "smart munitions" ammo in those ads ::)

Josh <><
 
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Erich,
Thanks for pointing me to this excellent forum! I am the president of DoubleTap and I am happy to answer your questions. All of our ammunition is new and manufactured at our facility in Salt Lake City, UT. It is within SAAMI specs and is safe to shoot in ANY handgun that is in working order and chambered for it.
-Mike
 

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Mr. McNett,

Welcome, and thank you. Any information you're willing to release I'd be happy to hear. I tried the search feature on another board but it didn't seem to work.

Josh <><
 

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Good to see you here, Mike!

So . . . do I correctly recall that you have some fast 147-grainers forthcoming in 9x19?
 
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This is good stuff for folks who think faster always means better.

Not me. More bullet velocity that way means more slide velocity this way, even if the pressure is within specs.

I don't need my bullets to go that fast, but you tigers keep on roaring! ;)
 
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