how lethal is the .380 acp round?
Why does everyone down it so much is it really that bad?
A 2.7mm Kobri is 'lethal' but it as virtually no stopping power.
The mission of a defensive handgun is to STOP an attack, if possible instantly.
The .380 is not real high in that category. Better than lessor rounds but there most certainly are much better rounds for defensive use.
I have a few .380s, one even used by my wife (as well as a .32 that is used by my wife) but I prefer rounds with a better record of 'stopping power'.