Quote-"there's is more than a chance that you'll only get one "good" hit."
Actually, I plan to hit em' with every shot!
Last night on Crime 360 (History Channel) it showed a very large individual (probably 325 lbs) get hit by seven .380 FMJ fired from a High-Point at a distance of 7-10 feet.
Now Bubba was a big ol' boy with a rather fleshy body. Died within seconds and fell off the porch. Discovered the next day.
Apparently six bullets remained in the dead guy. The first four shots were "fatal" (stomach and chest). The last three shots (in the arm, buttocks and thigh fired as the deceased had turned to run away) were survivable.
None of the bullets were really deformed in any way. Penetration seemed to be 6-8 inches.
Would HPs have expanded? Bubba was only wearing a lightweight shirt, so I'm not sure it would have offered much resistance. But then again, maybe they wouldn't have penetrated enough to cause death.
I'm not saying I'm right about my "Dutch" loaded magazine, but it fits my "logic" as regards to the 9x18.