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osxg17
03-13-2012, 21:02
Hi Mas

I know you don't favor the .380 over others but I do have one of these and would like you option on the best defensive round for this. Thanks again for all that you do for us.

Mas Ayoob
03-14-2012, 06:20
LAPD has reportedly authorized the .380 as a backup gun and is issuing Hornady Critical Defense ammo for that caliber. Shouldn't take them too long to get a track record one way or the other. Tests well in gelatin but I haven't seen any documented shooting reports on it.

As you've noted, I haven't found a .380 that gives a very reassuring balance of penetration and expansion. Any decent hollow point that you have determined feeds in the gun would be a good start.

best,
Mas