I carry a Rossi model 351 .38 Special snubbie with Gold Dot 135gr. +P
Any bullet that mushrooms consistently from my snub gets my vote (and Dollar)!!
They are also very accurate. I get 8" groups at 25 yards double action. I know it doesn't sound great, but a hit in the chest is a hit in the chest. A hit in the chest with a Gold Dot is a fight stopper.
38's just got a lot more dangerous to the bad guys.
5 every time, all the time....ALWAYS!