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Three Eight Ten Rifles Handguns Knives SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS.) .40 S&W CARTRIDGE VEL. @ 15' (F.P.S.) ENERGY (FT.-LBS.) BROWNING BXP 180-GR. HP 1008 AVG. 14 SD 406 GROUP SIZE (INCHES) LARGEST AVERAGE SMALLEST 2.09 3.38 2.55 N OTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS FROM A 4" BARREL OVER A CALDWELL G2 CHRONOGRAPH AT 15 FT . ACCURACY RESULTS FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE SHOT GROUPS AT 25 YDS . FROM A SANDBAG REST . T EMPERATURE : 75° F. H UMIDITY : 57%. A BBREVIATIONS: HP (HOLLOW POINT), SD (STANDARD DEVIATION ). Protection Hidden in Plain Sight. Make every room your "safe room" with dis- The plus-sign-shaped hollow point in the BXP defensive handgun loads is designed to preserve the bullet's ability to reliably penetrate after it passes through heavy clothing. creet home defense solutions by TacticalWalls. Designed to inconspicuously blend-in with the décor of your home, yet provide lightning-quick access when needed. TacticalWalls offers a full range of concealed storage options for every through heavy clothing-the barrier most likely to be encountered by shooters in self-defense scenarios. For the purpose of function testing the new ammunition, I made a trip to the range where I ran through several boxes of each of the following: BPT in .40 S&W and .45 ACP, and BXP in .380 ACP, 9 mm Luger and .40 S&W. I used a SIG P238 (.380 ACP), H&K VP9 (9 mm Luger), both a Beretta Cx4 carbine and a Px4 pistol (.40 S&W) and a Colt Competition (.45 ACP.) I fired approximately 400 rounds in total, and, with the exception of one instance where the 9 mm handgun failed to lock back on an empty magazine, all loads exhibited 100 percent reliability. Accuracy testing of the .40 S&W BXP was conducted using the Beretta Px4. As can be seen by the tabulated results, which were shot at 25 yds., Browning's new center-fire handgun ammunition is capable of fine accuracy. Ten rounds of the 180-gr. BXP, when shot through a Caldwell G2 Chronograph at 15 ft., averaged 1008 f.p.s.-which is quite consistent with AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG the advertised muzzle velocity of 1020 f.p.s. for that load. That string of fire also featured a standard deviation of 14, which is decent but not superb. While aesthetics fall pretty low on my list of priorities, Browning's new handgun lines certainly are visually appealing and distinctive. And uniform exterior finishes, when paired with adequately low standard deviation figures, tend to indicate uniformity in internal components as well- which is a comfort when it comes to ammunition designed to protect life and limb in close-quarters encounters. Prices of BPT and BXP center-fire handgun loads will vary by chambering, with 50-round boxes of BPT running between $15 and $25, and 20-round boxes of BXP retailing for roughly $20-reasonable amounts given the obvious quality. Most shooters will agree that every new box of ammunition on the shelves is a good thing, and all indications point toward Browning's new BPT and BXP lines being quality additions to the marketplace. OCTOBER 2016 room in the house. Select models now available with RFID locking technology. TacticalWalls.com 73 http://www.TacticalWalls.com http://www.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

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