Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox
I actually start with FMJ. Better to lead with your strong suit. Give the BG two holes first, then go ahead and go for shock value.
When I carried the 380 for this caliber I did start with the full metal jacket. For a number of years now I have carried the 45 caliber 1911's. With this caliber I start with the hollow point then the full metal jacket. The hollow point ammo designed for short barrel pistol's has quite a bit more of punch to it which I use only in a heavier semi. I usually load the Remington 230 grain hollow point and alternate with the standard 230 grain full metal jacket. Another type of ammo I alternate with is from the Israel Military Industries which is the 185gr. match wad cutter that's copper plated. That is also a good self defense choice.