The history is interesting, but I have an H&R revolver chambered for this round. I've shot over 150 rounds through it (when ammo could still be found on the shelves) and I can attest to the dismal performance of this round. I'd rather use a slingshot than a .38 S&W. Any round that bounces straight back at you when aiming at a block of wood 10 feet from the muzzle is NOT the kind of round that I would call "effective". Unless of course you could place all 5 rounds in the head.
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