Tired of spending big money on handgun ammunition that you can’t return and then hoping that a) it feeds and functions correctly in your gun, b) your gun likes it well enough to shoot it accurately, c) it produces tolerable recoil, and d) it shoots to point of aim?
We all know guns usually shoot some ammo well and other ammo poorly. Littlestone Ammunition’s sample pack system helps you find a quality, effective and accurate load at a fraction of the money you’d spend buying numerous full boxes of different kinds of ammunition.
For less than you’d pay for a box of most decent ammunition, you should try one of Littlestone Ammunition’s 20- or 50-round sample packs, which will let you test different types of ammo at much less cost. When you find the load you’re looking for you can buy a supply knowing it will do the job for you instead of just hoping it will.
And to help you test your Sample Pack, if you choose you can download to your mobile device Littlestone Ammunition's SureSHOT app, available FREE from any page on our website. After downloading, you can take it to the range and it will help you find the right load for you based on four metrics that you can customize according to your preference.
This is a 50-round sample pack loaded with five types of bullets:
Ten rounds loaded with 125-grain Barnes TAC-XP bullets: The Barnes X bullet for handguns is a homogeneous solid copper bullet that combines accuracy, power and exceptional penetration. The handgun X bullet comes in two versions, the TAC-XP (personal defense) and the XPB (hunting). The designations refer to their expected use as there are no differences in the basic construction of these hollow point bullets. Barnes handgun X bullets are known for three noteworthy traits: accuracy, penetration, and the six razor sharp petals that peel back from the bullet’s nose upon impact and create a cutting wound that promotes bleeding and energy delivery. The accuracy and penetration both arise from the solid copper construction. Starline nickel-plated cases.
Ten rounds loaded with 180-grain Hornady XTP bullets: The Hornady XTP is formed from a copper jacket over a lead core. The XTP, which stands for eXtreme Terminal Performance, is regarded as an accurate bullet with good performance over a broad range of velocities. It is produced in several versions for different applications. The basic XTP is a hollow point design engineered with skives to promote controlled expansion, typically about 1.5 times the bullet’s original diameter. It offers controlled expansion and deep penetration. Recommended velocities range from 700 to 1,500 feet per second. Some of the XTP bullets come with a boat tail design and are designated by the inclusion of BT in their name. Starline brass cases
Ten rounds loaded with 155-grain Speer Gold Dot Hollow Points: Gold Dot hollow points are manufactured in three basic steps. First the core receives the bonded jacket; next an oversize hollow point cavity is installed with predetermined expansion folds; and lastly the final cavity shape and volume are set for the optimum performance for the cartridge and intended use. Gold Dots were the industry’s first truly bonded bullet, and the bonded construction provides exceptional weight retention to promotes penetration. Starline brass cases.
Ten rounds loaded with 165-grain Remington Golden Saber Brass-Jacketed Hollow Points: The Golden Saber is Remington’s offering for law enforcement and personal defense use. This hollow point bullet has some unusual features Remington suggests produce superior performance. Unlike most jacketed bullets in which the jacket is a copper alloy, the Golden Saber jacket is pure brass, which is said to release energy over a longer distance while mushrooming. Additionally, the skives on the hollow point jacket are cut in a spiral rather than straight down, said by Remington to allow mushrooming at a lower velocity. Additionally, this bullet offers match-type accuracy and deep penetration, while providing maximum penetration and nearly 100% weight retention. Starline brass cases.
Ten loaded with 180-grain Sierra Jacketed Hollow Point bullets: Sierra bullets have a well-deserved reputation for accuracy. For handguns, they are offered in two broad categories: SportsMaster and TournamentMaster. SportsMasters generally are intended for use against live targets; Tournament Masters for target shooting and competition, with some hunting applications. Each category includes designs with their own unique properties. These Jacketed Hollow Points are SportsMasters, which have the widest opening at the tip of the bullet and a skived Power Jacket that extends to the bullet tip. It is designed to provide flawless feeding in all auto-loading pistols, as well as fast expansion for use at low to medium velocities. Starline brass cases.
For photographs and additional information about these and other bullets, please see The Bullets page.