Having long been a believer that DoubleTap ammo is some of the best ammo on the planet, it was a no-brainer for me to talk with it’s owner, Mike McNett when I was looking for an ammunition company to team with Safehouse Firearms to offer my students and customers a great deal on great ammo.
What I didn’t have, though, was hard data to back up what I knew to be true: that DoubleTap Ammo was the best on the planet… until now.
American Rifleman, in its September 2012 issue of, ran an extensive test on some of the best personal defense ammunition on the market. Among those brands tested was Safehouse Firearms’ ammunition partner, DoubleTap Ammo.
In every caliber in which DoubleTap Ammo was tested (with the exception of one) it was the clear Expansion Factor winner… sometimes by a long shot.
Expansion is perhaps the single most important factor when it comes to man-stopping effectiveness. The more tissue you can disrupt, the more likely an aggressor is to stop in his tracks. In the graphic below, you’ll see that DoubleTap’s 9mm 124-gr Bonded Jacketed Hollow-Point ammunition expanded to nearly twice its original size (that’s the 1.97 figure on the right).
There is a lot of quality-manufactured personal defense ammunition on the market. And while there are options that are cheaper than DoubleTap… quality, reliability, and performance when you need it most are definitely worth the small additional expense.