I want to start pocket carrying my Ruger LCP more for self-defense and I want to make sure that I'm carrying the most effective ammo possible. One of my favorite bullet makers is "Buffalo Bore". I'm really impressed with how hot their rounds are. Go look at ballistic comparisons and they pretty much dominate in every single caliber. (If anyone has anything bad to say about them, let me know. Because I buy most of my self-defense ammo from them and want to be aware of any problems that company might have). I was troubled by some of the information the owner of that company stated under their .380 auto rounds, though. https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=129 https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=127 He claimed that "frangible" (hollow points?) .380s simply aren't powerful enough to (about to get graphic here) go through an attackers head. Even in the description for his own hollow point .380 rounds that he sells (which are the hottest I've ever personally seen) he recommends that you only have your first round be one of his hollow points followed up 5+ rounds of the hardcast bullets he sells. He reasoned that with a weak round like the .380, the bullets basically have to be hardcast in order to take out the spinal cord and achieve immediate incapacitation of the threat. Is that true? Any ballistic experts out there know if he's pushing nonsense or not? Will .380 hollow points really fail to reliably stop an attacker? Do you really need hardcast bullets when using the .380 for self-defense? Would using hardcast rounds actually be a bad thing in .380 since you still want bullet expansion?