Effectiveness of ammo in smaller pistols
We have all seen the data from Marshall and Sandow and those experiments on Goats in Europe. However, with the popularity of smaller guns, my question is this:
Are the subcompacts and Compact guns, which have shorter barrels, going to be as effective in penetration and expansion as their counterparts with longer barrels? Or are the subcompact semiautomatics made in such a way that the effective velocity meets the minimum standard for the bullet to perform as manufactured to make that point irrelevant?