Doubletap Ammunition: Crippling, Attack-Ending Self-Defense Ammo

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Image courtesy AWR Hawkins

Doubletap self-defense ammunition penetrates deep and expands wide, leaving behind a crippling wound channel designed to end attacks on innocent would-be victims.

We fired Doubletap Gunsite edition 230 grain 45 acp ammo into ballistic gel at Gunsite Academy recently, and the results confirmed the Doubletap’s penetration and expansion claims.

We fired the round out of a Rock Island ‘Rock Series’ 1911 and it cut 16-inches into the gel, then bounced back two inches, resting at the 14-inch mark.

The expansion of the round was impressive.

One spent round and an original for side-by-side comparison (Picture/AWR Hawkins)

One spent Doubletap self-defense round and an original for precise side-by-side comparison (Image courtesy AWR Hawkins)

Doubletap Ammunition is Utah-based company producing tens of thousands of rounds daily, which are then placed in boxes stamped, “Made with Pride in the U.S.A.”

Seeing the performance of the ammunition firsthand confirmed the company has reason for their pride to run deep. They are making rounds Americans can count on if, God forbid, they find themselves in that dreadful situation where they must use a firearm to stop an attack on themselves or a loved one.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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