I have fired Speer Gold Dot ammunition in different calibers of short-barreled pistols and it is extraordinary.
Speer Gold Dot Ammunition - 38 Special +P - 135 Grain Gold Dot Hollow Point Short Barrel - 20 Rounds - Nickel Plated Brass Case
At one time, packing a compact handgun meant sacrificing performance and ammunition selection. Speer® Gold Dot® Short Barrel® ammunition has changed that. It is designed to work in barrels as short as 1.9 inches while producing less felt recoil and achieving reliable expansion and penetration.