I have also read the article in G&A this month. I am curious about this ammunition because I have a .32NAA that I will carry in summer when shorts and a T-shirt are my 'uniform'. (You know -- the necked down .380 case that increases velocity to 1200fps. CorBon makes the ammo).
I have a video clip --- (I wish I could send it here, as an attachment),
It's a 'Freedom Outdoors' program segment where Karl takes a 200lb. Russian boar with a 60gr. PDF (Personal Defense Round), from Extreme Shock, fired from 20 yards with a .32NAA Guardian pistol. The boar runs off perhaps 30 or 40 yards and is 'stone dead' when they get to him!!! They comment along his blood trail that the hemorraging is unbelievable!!
Now, of course I want the absolute most nastiest, devastating round I can find for this little pistol, so after viewing the video, I ordered a box of the stuff. (Fish hook in my mouth here???) I really don't know! I wish I could find some better testing results. It's not supposed to penetrate as ordinary bullets do. The theory -- as I understand it --- is that the wound channel is really huge without great penetration. The bullet is supposed to "catastrophically disintegrate".
When a 60gr bullet can take out a 200lb. wild boar with a shoulder hit, I'm kinda going to believe it's 'bad stuff' and sit up and listen! Especially when I have one of these little pistols!! Would I stake my life on it??? Well --------- probaby not without seeing some additional, more scientific testing than the 'Box of Truth -- but it's very interesting!!!