Originally Posted by chaim:
Well, there are a handful of .380 JHP loadings that exceed or at least come close to the 12" service pistol standard.
"Close" is great if you are tossing horse-shoes or throwing hand grenades.
In .380 I go with FMJs.
JHPs in the .380, if
they expand, produce no more than 10" -11" of penetration.
With the .380, you have to make a choice- expansion or penetration.
I choose penetration.
I see no reason to abandon the FBI protocols since ammunition that meets them does very well on the street and under the worst conditions.