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Category : 10mm Ammunition

Self-Defense Ammunition with Two Projectiles

One of the most important elements of any self-defense ammunition is its effectiveness. There are plenty of Americans who have a gun in their home for protection against an unexpected intrusion. Many of them assume that as long as they have a gun they will be safe. The truth is, some ammunition my not stop an intruder from harming a homeowner, especially if the particular homeowner isn’t an expert shooter. Ammunition performance can be an issue on how well someone can defend his or her life, and the type of self-defense ammunition you use may also be a factor. In an effort to help mitigate the problems that often occur with ammunition, Doubletap Ammunition launched the Equalizer load for a 10mm pistol and several other guns.

The Equalizer Offers Two Projectiles

In the above interview, Doubletap CEO, Mike McNett, explained the Equalizer load: “It is a functional, jacketed hollow-point in front of a hard-cast ball, that every time you pull the trigger you get two shots on target. That way, you get the advantage of the penetration with the ball, as well as a functioning, jacketed hollow-point to displace tissue, and either stop the bad guy or the animal that you’re hunting. We are now offering this in 10mm, .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .454 Casull, .500 S&W…”

These Rounds Perform with Accuracy

Some shooters may question whether or not two projectiles coming from the same cartridge can perform well. The Equalizer has been thoroughly tested, and the performance results demonstrate consistency and accuracy with each load. During testing, the Equalizer projectiles stayed right next to each other, touching from a 7 yard distance. From a distance of 25 yards, the Equalizer projectiles stay within two inches of each other. Beyond a distance of 25 yards, the Equalizer wouldn’t be a cartridge that should be used as self-defense ammunition.

How the Projectiles Hit Targets

When shooting with the two projectiles, knowing how to aim correctly requires you to understand the performance of each bullet. The hollow-point projectile stays on target with the point of aim, while the hard-cast ball comes out just above the hollow-point. Essentially, as the gun fires, the rising barrel causes the second projectile to come out slightly higher.

Better Chances of Defense

Self-defense ammunition with two different types of bullets offers shooters of all skill levels the most reliable results. With a hollow-point, there isn’t a worry that there will be too much penetration, and with the hard-cast ball, there is full penetration. This tandem of bullets will ensure that you are able to stop an armed intruder who intends to harm you or your family in one shot. With the Equalizer being dead on at short range, it is perfect for home defense.

The Doubletap lineup of Equalizer loads are like nothing else on the market. There are no other cartridges for handguns that have two projectiles loaded into them in which either one hits with terminal effect. The Equalizer has brought new meaning to the term double tap.

More on the Equalizer on the Guntalk podcast

10mm Ammo and the Start of a Company

You’ve heard this scenario before: Someone wants to buy a product but can’t find it for sale anywhere, so he decides to create what’s needed through much toil, sweat, and tears. Then, he starts a company to share the product with others. The history of Doubletap Ammunition is a history similar to many American companies. Mike McNett had a dream to own his own business, and he saw a need for a product that wasn’t being produced: high-performance, 10mm ammo for a 10mm pistol. Like many other entrepreneurs, Mike ventured out to produce something he wanted for himself. He did this through learning about what makes ammunition perform at the highest levels, testing, and hard work. Once he had created what he was looking for, he decided to make it available to the public. In 2002, the dream of Doubletap Ammunition was made into a reality in Mike’s garage.

The First Loads of 10mm Ammo

The initial production of Doubletap Ammunition started with four loads of 10mm ammo, and sales immediately went through the roof. It had been years since a powerful load for a 10mm pistol had been offered, and a lot of people were excited about it. Now there are over a dozen loads in 10mm ammo offered by Doupletap Ammunition, making it the largest manufacture of 10mm cartridges on the planet.

The Performance is at the Highest Level

From the conception of Doubletap, the 10mm ammo loads have been a priority for perfection. Each of the loads has been thoroughly tested in a variety of settings. The Doubletap method that sets it apart from most other companies has always been to make sure each load performs exactly the way it’s purported to do. As mentioned, this involves a lot of testing, but it also means having each cartridge put together by hand. Most ammunition companies have large machines that automatically assemble their cartridges, but that isn’t the case with Doubletap. Doubletap cartridges are assembled manually, and the process involves several points of inspection.

The Benefits of Personal Manufacturing

The approach of having someone personally handle every cartridge at Doubletap is an approach that guarantees better performance. Most of the problems with ammunition performance stem from errors in the way a cartridge is assembled by an automatic machine. Having a cartridge inspected for error by human eyes and hands is something that can’t be replaced by a machine.

Experts and Reviews Have Been Positive

The performance of the 10mm ammo loads for a variety of 10mm pistols, and the many other loads by Doubletap, have amazed expert reviewers. There are reviews by experts scattered across the Internet, which includes reviewers who have put Doubletap’s claims about their products to the test. In addition to positive reviews, Doubletap Ammunition is known for customer service. Mike McNett built a product he wanted for a 10mm pistol, but he also created a company that offers the kind of customer service he would expect. In fact, listening to customer’s concerns and needs has been a staple of his company. Mike has even said he would consider adding loads to the lineup of products that customers have requested, as long as the loads are possible.

Anyone can find all of the products Doubletap offers at On the site you will be able to find descriptions of each of the products, and you will also be able to find professional reviews on different products being sold. In addition to finding the products you want online, many of Doubletap’s products are sold through retailers across America.