Check out Speer's Short Barrel line. It's my understanding that the problem with shooting, say a .38 special, out of a 2" barrel, is that the round just isn't going fast enough to cause a hollow point bullet to reliably expand on impact. From the testing I've seen, Speer seems to have solved that problem with their 135 gr .38 +P rounds from their Short Barrel line. Speer also offers other standard handgun calibers designed for concealed carry type handguns with shorter barrels. Speer is what I use now in my S&W Model 60.
Last edited by Rifleman1952; December 9, 2012 at 05:46 AM.