I have noticed lots of conversations about the .380, with the majority of them ending in saying that it is better than not carrying anything at all. Lots of talk about penetration, or lack thereof... I never see anything said about 9mm's or .45's... or even the .38 special for that matter. And on the other end of the spectrum, I never see anything said in these regards about .25's or .32's. I am wondering, is the .380 considered the "bubble" round? We don't talk about .45's because we know they are manstoppers. And we don't talk about .25's because we know of their limitations, but the .380... it's kind of a "tweener". At least that's what I've gathered. Am I reading this correctly?
To further my thoughts, there was a time it seemed everyone had one of those little Beretta Jetfires in .25ACP. The ones with the flip up barrels. I had a couple anyway and so did a lot of my friends. I couldn't even say if they make them anymore, but now when it comes to a true pocket pistol the talk is "generally" speaking of the .380. Is the popularity of the .380 why it garners more discussion on it's effectiveness as a SD round than the smaller calibers? I know I feel better carrying my LCP than I did that Jetfire