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What is Double Tap Ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by azhunter122, Aug 16, 2008.

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  1. azhunter122

    azhunter122 Member

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    What is it??????
     
  2. Soybomb

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    A small manufacturer of ammo, usually a bit hotter than most.
     
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  5. azhunter122

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    Are they factory loads with more powder or what?
     
  6. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Of course there is a manufacturer for it.
    http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php

    If your not talking about ammo (inferred this from your post count, no offense)

    Basically you manipulate the trigger rapidly to get two shots on target keeping the same point of aim, your gonna use the first sight alignment for the second shot.

    Now if your looking to use this as a drill, you may instead want to use the 2+1 or Mozambique drill.
     
  7. General Geoff

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    Great, that's what it is. :)
     
  8. Intune

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    I never liked the stuff. You have to shoot twice when you use it or the warranty is voided.



    :D
     
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    No, I know what double tapping the trigger means. I was asking about the ammo company.
     
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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Just thought I would cover the bases.
     
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    It's super ammo, and a good deal compared to other carry loads. You get a full 50-box for what you pay for 20 of other makes. It is hot though! Only ammo that forced FTF's in my MK40. Like holding onto a bucking bronco! And they make 380 too, for those P3AT and LCP's out there.
     
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    I see many of their ammos are Speer so if that's the case are they just resellers of Speer who also make their own +P ammo?
     
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    I dont get them they 40 super 9x25 dillon but no 38 super???
     
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    Now I have to clean the coffee off of my keyboard.........:)
     
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    Nope. They load all the ammo they sell. Speer just makes the bullets. ;)

    EDIT: There are other bullet makers represented as well. Like Barnes and Remington. :D
     
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    Ok that makes sense. Now my next question: Their menu shows both regular and +P ammo. Is their regular ammo still stronger than other factory brands and their +P hotter on top of that?
     
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    Mike McNett is most well known for his 10mm loads, his company Doubletap makes the hottest 10mm available. I've used his ammo for my .454 casull and my .500 S&W also and it is much more powerful than stuff you can get over the counter. They make quality ammo and the prices are great for the power and quality you get. The ballistics he shows for his ammo have proven to be consistant with my own chrono tests
     
  18. Jim March

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    Doubletap is one of a number of small specialty ammo houses that do their best to max out a caliber's potential.

    My carry gun is a 357 six-shooter. The first two rounds are good 38+Ps, usually the Speer Gold Dot 135+P. Out of a 4.68" Ruger barrel, figure they'll pull about 250ft/lbs energy.

    The next four in my gun right this second are Doubletap 125gr "full house" 357s. They'll net around 800ft/lbs energy. In contrast, typical police 40S&W ammo runs about 500-550ft/lbs energy at most.

    I had a chance to shoot one of those DT125s at a bowling ball 20 yards out. Managed to hit it square on, split it clean in half, sent pieces of the concrete core back past me. The guy I was shooting with (who owned the ball and range) said he'd never seen handgun ammo do that, period. We were both shocked.

    My gun weighs over 2lbs. To be able to comfortably control those monsters, I softened most of grip checkering.

    Doubletap and a few other small ammo houses compete to produce the most "thermonuclear" (yet safe) ammo possible. Doubletap and Buffalo Bore are tied in high-end 357 defense loads; Buffalo Bore holds the title of "world's hottest 38+P" right now :). Also in the running are Grizzly Ammo and Garrett, although they specialize mostly in hardcast slugs for critter defense and hunting whereas DT and BB do jacketed hollowpoints for defense as well as hardcast.

    Part of what these guys are doing is using large amounts of slow-burn powder. They're trying to spread the pressure (the "push") across a broader period of time, rather than letting pressure "spike".

    See, any caliber has an upper limit to how much pressure it's specified for. 357 is capped at 35,000psi by industry standards - and these small ammo houses are NOT exceeding that, or we'd be getting reports of blown-up guns.

    What they're doing is trying to get the pressure up near the max and keep it there for a longer time period than normal. This is difficult to engineer and requires more powder bulk, but when achieved (and I think both DT and BB are succeeding, BIGTIME) you get genuine advantages. Bullet speed goes up without wrecking the gun, for starters.

    Now. If your gun is "strength marginal", you may not want to play with this stuff. I own a 38 snubbie that's good quality but a bit delicate (1970s vintage Charter Arms Undercover). I won't shoot BB or DT 38+P in it. My Ruger 357 on the other hand is a tank and eats this stuff up no problemo. There are some "357" guns that just shouldn't be fed these very high end ammo houses' 357s: any toggle-link levergun, the EAA Windicator, any Charter/Charter Arms 357, a few other dodgy critters. A vintage S&W K-frame 357 can take light diets of this stuff. Etcetera. You need to learn your gun's history and what it's capabilities are...
     
  19. Rustynuts

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    DT is awesome sauce, that's all you need to know!
     
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    from 'intune' :
    ;):D

    Like 'cu74', I just spit coffee all over my screen after I read this reply. Hilarious! What a comic mind!
     
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    Pretty much the only source for full power 10mm.
     
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