To me your opinion the matter sounds like you are saying " Believe me not your lying eye's". If I HAD to use a 38 it would be loaded with +P 158 LSWC's or +P+ 147 JHP's.
None of the shootings I have seen with 38's have been impressive at all. Where do you gain your perspective and opinion Skad? If you let me know what lead you to base your opinion thus maybe we can discuss it.
Either way 5 shots into the BG and some bluffing stopped the fight.
My rifle and pistol are tools, I am the weapon.