Quote Originally Posted by Nephrology View Post
I am generally suspicious of very light/very fast pistol caliber ammo.
Remembering, of course that light + fast = greater propensity to yaw. Mild deformity caused by soft points may well increase drag and make yaw even more likely. When you put these bullets through a 10" subgun barrel doing 16-1700fps, they work best. Much faster, though and you'll tend to fragment the whole bullet.

I've seen bullets do enough weird things that I like the idea of a cartridge with enough mass to resist deflection from flat bones (esp ribs, skull).
I concur, even better if they expand. Which is why I prefer 147-grain HST or bonded Winchester. Though I don't mind the lighter 115-grain Barnes bullets, because those deform even less than lead + copper jacketed rounds.