This may be a well discussed topic here. I don't know since I very rarely check on the Self Defense Board, but the discussion on the .380cal vs 9mm etc rounds on the Firearms Board got me to thinking. The Glasser Safety Slug was mentioned in the Topic there, but only in passing. This whole topic is out of my league....I can talk to you about flintlocks, but not handguns and ammo. But I am familiar with one incident where the Glasser round was used, and it was highly,highly effective.
My last duty station was at CENTCOM at McDill back in the '80's during Stormin' Norman's time. I had nothing to do with this "Incident"...not helping to formulate it, or debriefing after the fact, but I did work closely with a Marine Major who had been 2nd in command IIRC, and he told me what happened. A small "enemy" country of about "dog-pecker gnat" catagory was using one of our POL storage facilities in another small "friendly" country as a special ops training facility courtesy of the "friendly" country. Security of the POL facility was under control of our Army, but the Army boys couldn't control the situation so a Marine Special Group was called in. Long story short, the Marines set a trap, allowed the infiltrators to sneak in, right into a horseshoe shaped trap where the Marines opened fire and killed the entire group...31 or 32 of 'them, forget which. The point that I'm making is that the Glasser Safety Slug was used due to the potential danger of FMJ's hitting the POL tanks and possibly starting fires.
The Major described the physical damage to the bodies caused by the Glasser rounds as being almost beyond belief. I remember his saying that the least damaged body was hit with one round in the lower leg which virtually evaporated causing instant bleed-out.
My simple question is this: If the Glasser Safety Slug can cause this type of intense damage, why not use it in CCW situations? Seems to me that a .380 GSS would definately be powerful enough with significant overkill! Yes? No? Why?