I have some actual info on the Glaser Safety Slugs. One of the women (nurses) that I work with was telling me that her husband accidently shot himself in the hand with a .38 GSS. The round evidently hit him in the palm under the 3rd and small finger. From her discription, it just about took the bottom of the hand off. Very nasty, but the Docs managed to save it after a few operations. Sounds like it would be a nasty wound, but I don't know about penitration at much distance.