This is just an opinion from the cheap seats.
Four years ago, I removed the words "stopping power" and "ballistics" from my lexicon. My ever-present LCP has 7 rounds of ball ammo at the ready.
If I get into that unexpected, adrenaline dump, tunnel vision, them-or-me, smell their breath range confrontation, I want to punch as many holes into them as fast as circumstance and ability allow.
I, in essence, have handed the protection of my life over to the .380 and am at peace with that.
PS: Erich, you rock.
I'm here all week