Keep in mind that when we developed the DPX line of ammunition, there was no .380 or .32 caliber handgun bullets in existense then. We initially started with the 9mm, 40, and 45 auto, then expanded to 38 Spl, 357 Mag etc. It wasn't until a few years later that we had the inclination to try it in .380 caliber. We worked with Barnes Bullet Co. on a new projectile and tried as we might, we could get the perfect expansion we wanted along with deeper penetration. We could get one or the other but not both. We settled on recovered diameters of almost double diameter. This is/was unheard of with the .380 caliber. Some loads expanded some, but none expanded this much. We were willing to sacrifice the deeper penetration for the superior expansion, keeping in mind that this is generally a very close range caliber. We have no doubt that 2 or 3 hits at very close range will make quite a difference in the bad guys attitude towards us.
Thanks again and keep up the good work!
National Sales Manager