When i carry one of my 380s i use fmj. Its already a rather anemic round i want to be sure the bullet actually can get deep enough to hit the boiler room if i should be so unlucky to need it.
In a sd situation the goblin is prolly going to be sideways to you with his crime arm between you and his chest holding a weapon. Your round has to go through that maybe through bone and into the chest sideways to do any good. A hp in a 380 just doesnt have the mass and speed out of small pocket rockets to do it reliably.
The problems is aggravated even more if your carry choice is a lcp or sw bodyguard with those super short barrels.
380 is my last choice for a sd round but sometimes its all i can reasonably carry
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