Re: Interesting .380 ballistics
I'm sure Yoric knows about that on which he speaks; still, what military force in the civilized world uses a .380 acp, except for a 'general officer's gun'?
If we are going to handload, let us talk about handloading the .45, as well, in which case the .380 remains an adequate, but underpowered, stepchild, to ALL the martial calibers.
Fact is, a .22 LR is perfectly up to the defensive chore, given PERFECT shot placement, anything larger is simply increased assurance.
France, and Germany, til very recently, used the 7.62 Browning, called, here, the .32 acp, and had no issues; whassup with that???
I carry, on occasion, a Walther PPK-S, in .380, and feel adequately armed, but if season, weather, dress, allow, always the primary will be a 1911 pattern pistol, for the horsepower advantage!!!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry