There is a tendency for those interested in a particular hobby or sport to pontificate about the greatest "this" or the newest "that" and expound upon the smallest nuances of the hobby or sport. That's what we do here and I'm just as guilty of doing this as the next person.
Yes, the .380 is very lethal. Even the .22 is very lethal.
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.