So fill us in, winter time, heavy clothing on the perp, or Texas, Florida Tshirt time all winter?
Short, short barrel like LCP, longer like a Glock 42, or a post war 4.5 or 5" mouser type fire arm?
Heavy winter clothing, leather coats etc I suggest you go ball ammo. So it will not rxpand, but it has the best chance of getting in deep enough to stop the threat.
Tshirts in warm weather, most good SD hollow points may expand, but really short barrels are poor at generating FPS. What the advertised factory speed is usually from a far longer barrel than a pocket gun.
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I sometimes carry a Beretta 84. My main magazine is loaded with Federal old school Hydrashok.
I like any of the main 380 JHP options...Gold Dot, XTP, Critical Defense. But the Hydrashok did well in testing, and shoots well in my gun.
I've been doing some research on .380 ammo for a friend that is getting one.
So far there are 3 that i would recommend. Lehigh Xtreme Penetrator, Ruger Polycase ARX Inceptor and R.I.P. ammo. They are all constructed different but all seem to be very effective.