I just bought a compact .40 with a 3.5" barrel for concealed carry.
I want to carry either HST or Gold Dots for self defense. Locally I can get 165 gr. HST, but not 180 gr. - but I can get 180 grain Gold Dots.
Does anyone have knowledge of whether the 165 HST has sufficient penetration from my short barrel, or should I go with the 180 Gold Dot?
The HST are $25 for box of 50. The GD are $20 for a box of 20.
Thanks for your help.