38 Special Ammo

A medium-power cartridge that is well-liked for its good accuracy, reasonable power, and low recoil, the .38 Special is suitable for both target shooting and self-defense. It was introduced as a replacement for the .38 Long Colt in 1898 and remains in wide use today. Revolvers firing .38 Special ammo were formerly very popular for law enforcement and are still common for concealed carry.

.38 Special target ammo typically fires heavy bullets at relatively low velocities; some of the lighter loads can be used for cowboy action shooting, as they are very light-kicking. Defensive ammo is more powerful and usually fires lighter bullets in the 110-130 grain range, with muzzle velocities of around 1,000 feet per second. Many of these loads are designated +P and produce better terminal ballistics at the cost of greater recoil and blast.

Owners of revolvers chambered in .357 Magnum should note that .38 Special ammo can be fired safely in .357 Mag handguns. Many shooters choose to exploit this benefit at the range due to the lower recoil and cheaper cost of the .38 SPL rounds.
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  1. Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  2. Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  3. Magtech - Lead Round Nose - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    Magtech - Lead Round Nose - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds

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  4. Magtech - Lead Flat Nose - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Lead Flat Nose - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  5. Sellier & Bellot - Total Metal Jacket - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Sellier & Bellot - Total Metal Jacket - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  6. Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 158 Grain 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point - 158 Grain 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  7. Magtech - Semi Jacketed Soft Point - 158 Grain 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Semi Jacketed Soft Point - 158 Grain 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  8. Black Hills Ammunition CNL 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Black Hills Ammunition CNL 158 Grain 38 Special  Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

  9. Magtech - Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    Magtech - Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds

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  10. Magtech - Fully Encapsulated Base - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Magtech - Fully Encapsulated Base - 158 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

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  11. Fiocchi Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 110 Grain 38 Special +P Ammo - 25 Rounds

    Fiocchi Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 110 Grain 38 Special  +P Ammo - 25 Rounds

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  12. Magtech - Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Magtech - Jacketed Hollow Point - 125 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Out of stock

  13. Winchester Super-X Lead Wadcutter 148 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Winchester Super-X Lead Wadcutter 148 Grain 38 Special  Ammo - 50 Rounds

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  14. Winchester Super-X Blanks 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Winchester Super-X Blanks  38 Special  Ammo - 50 Rounds

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  15. Magtech - Solid Copper Hollow Point - 95 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Magtech - Solid Copper Hollow Point - 95 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Out of stock

  16. Hornady - Flex Tip Technology - 110 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 250 Rounds

    Hornady - Flex Tip Technology - 110 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 250 Rounds

    Out of stock

  17. PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 132 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 132 Grain 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Out of stock

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