masterPsmith is getting my .380 auto back in the game. I would like to know what a good .380 defensive round? The weapon is a Sterling Arms Mark II Model 400 DA It is a DA first shot, SA thereafter, and it seems to be kind of a PPK knockoff from what i have read and seen. It fires all hardball 95 grain rounds without effort, but some cone shapped hollows dont work so well in it, so a round nose hollow would be ideal. Thanks guys for the help. My wife likes this little gun and is not "afraid" of it. It is my BUG to my .45 also. I want it to be maximum effective if that horrible moment ever arrives.