Originally Posted by peacefulgary
Can the .380 be lethal?
Can you rely upon it to QUICKLY STOP an aggressive human bent on causing you bodily harm?
I'd argue you can't really rely on any handgun below .44 Mag to do that reliably. There have been countless stories of people surviving fusillades of 9 and .40, and even that officer who took a .45 to the face and still won.