In Wilson Combat's line of defensive handgun ammunition, you will find several loads utilizing Hornady XTP bullets. Though often criticized for limited expansion and excessive penetration, this 115-grain bullet loaded in the .38 Super offers reasonably balanced terminal performance. Exiting the muzzle at more than 1,300 fps, it makes the inside of a gel block look like mush. Sure, this bullet, which was designed for a 9 mm, sheds weight when impacting at high velocities, but it still penetrated to the FBI's 12-inch minimum.
|Load||Handgun||MV (fps)||PEN (inches)||EXP (inches)||RW (grains)|
|.38 Super +P Wilson Combat 115-grain JHP||Les Baer 1911 (4.25-inch barrel)||1,318||12.00||0.480||71|