This is a discussion on Snub Nose .38 Special...Critial Defense or Nyclad? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Nyclads in the cylinder. CD in the Speed loader (pointy profile makes reloading easier)....
Nyclads in the cylinder.
CD in the Speed loader (pointy profile makes reloading easier).
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
Neither, I don't trust hollow point ammo in a snub. If it were me I would try to find some standard lswc ammo. The flat face and sharp shoulders help ensure full caliber holes, and also good pennetration. And in cold weather climates I always opt for pennetration over expantion. Do your part and the ammo will do its job. That's just my 2 cents.
I use this load in my 641 no lock 38
And this load in 357 for the 640-1 357
The mind is the limiting factor
Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor
At the moment I'm using Federal P38N LSWHP 125 grain +P .38 spl.
For .357 I use Federal 125 grain JHP 357B or Remington R357MI
I sometimes use the Federal 158 grain P38G SWCHP, but feel something is lost in the short barrel.