Concealed-carry handguns are generally short-barreled, compact and lightweight, resulting in significant recoil and muzzle flip and blast. “We wanted to try to optimize ammunition to provide good terminal performance without excessive muzzle blast, flash or recoil in these types of firearms"
I'd still like to see a comparison of Gold Dot 9mm 124gr +P vs. CD out of short barrels. But also remembering that each of us interpret recoil and flash different.
FTX technology provides 100-percent-reliable and consistent expansion and lowers the velocity threshold at which the bullet will expand.” This was especially apparent in low-velocity cartridges such as the .380 ACP and .38 Spl.—the chamberings of many compact, lightweight semiautomatic pistols and short-barreled revolvers that shooters of smaller-stature, and women in particular, favor.