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38 Special Ammo
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38 Special ammunition is a rimmed, centerfire cartridge with a history dating back to the end of the 19th Century. A common caliber for revolver shooters, 38 Special was once the standard caliber for American police departments as well as soldiers in the first World War.
38 SPECIAL +P SPEER GOLD DOT 135 GRAIN JACKETED HOLLOW POINT (1000 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL HORNADY CUSTOM 158 GRAIN XTP JHP (250 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL WINCHESTER SUPER-X 110 GRAIN SILVERTIP JHP (50 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL WINCHESTER SUPER-X 158 GRAIN LSWC (50 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P FEDERAL HYDRA-SHOK 129 GRAIN JHP (20 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P SPEER GOLD DOT 135 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL HORNADY AMERICAN GUNNER 125 GRAIN JHP (25 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P HORNADY CRITICAL DEFENSE 110 GRAIN FTX (250 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P WINCHESTER SUPER-X 125 GRAIN SILVERTIP JHP (500 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL HORNADY CUSTOM XTP 158 GRAIN JHP (25 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL HORNADY CRITICAL DEFENSE LITE 90 GRAIN FTX (25 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P WINCHESTER SUPER-X 125 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P FEDERAL PERSONAL DEFENSE HST MICRO 130 GRAIN JHP (200 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL +P HORNADY CRITICAL DEFENSE 110 GRAIN JHP (25 ROUNDS)
38 SPECIAL FEDERAL HYDRA-SHOK 110 GRAIN JHP (20 ROUNDS)
.38 SPECIAL WINCHESTER TRAIN & DEFEND 130 GRAIN JHP (20 ROUNDS)
More Information: .38 Special Ammunition
Also known as 38 Smith and Wesson Special, .38 special ammo is affectionately known as an accurate round with recoil that's mostly manageable.
The history of 38 special goes all the way back to the turn of the 20th century. At that point, the .38 Special was eyed as an improvement over the .38 Long Colt cartridge. Originally loaded with black powder, but it didn't take long for smokeless powder to make its way to the cartridge soon thereafter.
A low pressure cartridge, you'll find plenty of shooters who enjoy shooting .38 special ammo at the range today. That said, it's also a worthy cartridge for folks looking for a self-defense round. With bullet weights ranging from about 110 grain to 200 grain, you'll find muzzle velocity typically between 680 feet per second and 980 feet per second with the cartridge. Of course, if you are looking for a training round, lean toward a full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet as they are most cost-effective. For protection, look for a jacketed hollow point (JHP) projectile with a more sophisticated bullet that will expand upon impact with your target.
AmmoMan.com has good relationships with many well-known and respected 38 special ammunition manufacturers that allow us to typically offer 38 special ammo in-stock. Notably, look for rounds from Federal, PMC, Hornady, and Remington with all four manufacturers producing a line of self-defense and training ammo in this caliber.