This is a short one. I was really happy with the Hornady Critical Defense in the .380 pocket rocket, but I thought I would try something different. Just to, you know, try something different. Well, I was very impressed with the Speer Gold Dot that I got my hands on. It fed wonderfully and the damage it did to the jugs made me very happy. I wouldn't be concerned at all carrying this stuff for defense. I quickly changed out the mags and filled them up with this stuff.
With .223 for comparison
Overall, I'd say I would be happy with either. I'm very happy with the development of modern ammunition and bullet technology allowing us to carry even more concealable firearms. Go Team! :)