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08-04-2010, 11:59
Hi Mas,

After reading though Caliber Corner on this, I wonder if you would be interested in venturing an opinion on the top choices for self defense .380 rounds? BTW, I'm following your advice on 38+P rounds as outlined in The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry.

Mas Ayoob
08-06-2010, 05:57
KC, the advice I offered to this GT member hasn't changed.


Folks recommend the .380 ball round for "adequate penetration," but that round has earned a poor reputation for more than a century. The JHPs do seem to work better, but their penetration generally IS limited.

Wishing I could be more upbeat on the .380,