^ Disagree. Buffalo Bore makes a few standard pressure "Anti-Personnel" hard cast wad cutters. The max meplat and fantastic/incredible penetration will work real good. The .38 Special round will shoot through 24" of ballistic gelatin and the hard cast bullet will punch through the target.
Standard Pressure Short Barrel Low Flash Heavy .38 Special Ammo - 150 gr. Hard Cast Wad Cutter (850fps/M.E. 241 ft. lbs.)
Better choice than the soft cast 158 grain SWC.