Browning Releases BXP Personal Defense Ammunition

    Browning continues to aggressively expand its offerings. Moving away from its ubiquitous firearms platforms including the Buckmark and others, Browning is now offering its own line of personal defense ammunition, called the BXP. 

    The BXP line of ammunition is based on Browning’s “X-Point” technology “designed for reliable expansion and penetration for superior personal defense performance.” The X-Point itself is designed to propel the bullet through barriers and allow expansion upon hitting the appropriate target. This feature is patented (Which you can see here).


    Interestingly (and large unmentioned in their presser), the BXP ammunition is paired to Browning’s BPT “Performance Target” line of ammunition for training.


    The BXP line (and corresponding BPT ammunition) is formally released across four calibers.

    1. .380 Auto 95-gr.
    2. 9mm Luger 147-gr.
    3. 40 S&W 180-gr.
    4. 45 Auto 230-gr.

    All feature new manufactured brass cases with a black nickel plating. Browning does state all are re-loadable.

    Personally, I would be keenly interested in seeing the performance of the .380 auto load in the Browning 1911 .380 Black Label handgun I just reviewed. I loved the handgun and a solid defensive offering from the same manufacturer would be a nice option.

    The BXP and BPT ammunition is now available from your local Browning dealer. Street pricing is ranging from $17.99 for the .380 & 9mm loads to 20.99 for the .40 S&W and .45 ACP loads.


    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.