all on target in 1 second flat, 5000 ft-lbs, each hit making 3 wound-tracks, each of which has the hi-v rifle sp's temporary cavity capability of damaging fragile chest organs. The overlapping temporary cavities work together to tear up tissue (that's weakened by the muliple perforations of the bullet frags. 21 holes in ya in 1 second, like 2 blasts of magnum buckshot, from a pump-12 ga. Makes a .40 short and weak pocket auto look like a toy by comparison. The .38 Casull should be based upon a (shortened) 45 Win Mag case, not the .45 ACP case. Might as well have a thicker web, and a longer case. The smaller diameter bullet means that the case may be a bit longer, and still fit inside of the box mag. 60 grs, 2300 fps, 3" barreled version of the 1911, 23 ozs loaded wt. AP performance, better controlability than a steel .38 snub (using plus P 158 gr lhp's) yes, lots of blast and flash, but that's not necessarily all bad, and it's a small price to pay for the tremendous performance that you get.