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Colt Mustang-best round?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by osxg17, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. osxg17


    Jun 25, 2011
    Hi Mas

    I know you don't favor the .380 over others but I do have one of these and would like you option on the best defensive round for this. Thanks again for all that you do for us.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    LAPD has reportedly authorized the .380 as a backup gun and is issuing Hornady Critical Defense ammo for that caliber. Shouldn't take them too long to get a track record one way or the other. Tests well in gelatin but I haven't seen any documented shooting reports on it.

    As you've noted, I haven't found a .380 that gives a very reassuring balance of penetration and expansion. Any decent hollow point that you have determined feeds in the gun would be a good start.