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38 Special Ammo

The .38 Special cartridge is one of the most common self defense cartridges in use today.  One of the biggest advantages is that it can be chambered in small revolvers that are easily concealed, but are still very effective for personal protection.

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  1. TulAmmo 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $290.99 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 29.1¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU TA038158
    • UPC 814950016550
  2. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $300.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 30¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908161201
  3. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $325.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 32.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50061
    • UPC 076683523020
  4. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $16.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908105014
  5. Speer Lawman 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 125 Grain TMJ Ammunition

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53733
    • UPC 10076683537338
  6. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $175.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
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    • American-made Discount Range
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067711
  7. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 35¢ to 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50061
    • UPC 4806015500612
  8. Speer Lawman 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain TMJ Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53733
    • UPC 076683537331
  9. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G
    • UPC 90741569070105
  10. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $375.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38A
    • UPC 762344860336
  11. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LFN Ammunition

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  12. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $385.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38B
  13. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $385.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11A
    • UPC 047700386041
  14. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $19.75 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 39.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38C
    • UPC 754908107018
  15. Magtech Cowboy Action 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LFN Ammunition

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    $397.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign-made Range
    • 39.7¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38L
    • UPC 754908168002
  16. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $19.99 Price
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    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067704
  17. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $40.00 Price
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    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 020892214859
  18. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $20.00 Price
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    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTG38S5
    • UPC 047700424606
  19. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38P
    • UPC 754908170210
  20. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $20.99 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38B
    • UPC 754908106011
  21. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $210.00 Price
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    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 020892207875
  22. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LFN Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign-made Range
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38L
    • UPC 754908168019
  23. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 500 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $210.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S10
    • UPC 047700421612
  24. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $21.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 42.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38A
    • UPC 762344705101
  25. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $21.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38B
    • UPC 029465085018
  26. Magtech 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $21.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Hunting
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38D
    • UPC 754908108015
  27. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 43.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38G
  28. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
  29. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $220.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 50020892214854
  30. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $22.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G
    • UPC 741569070102
  31. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $22.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38C
    • UPC 762344704937
  32. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 500 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $225.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S21 - 22283
    • UPC 10047700427017
  33. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price
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    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 020892201927
  34. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38T
    • UPC 754908190003
  35. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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  36. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU W38SPLT
    • UPC 020892220515
  37. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 49.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38B
    • UPC 0762344709901
  38. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JSP Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 50¢ to 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WC381
    • UPC 020892211629
  39. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of +P 158 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38H
    • UPC 754908164813
  40. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FEB Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign-made Range
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU CR38A
    • UPC 754908177417
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History of .38 Special Ammunition

Since being introduced in 1898, the .38 Special cartridge has been a significant part of the world of firearms. This cartridge was designed to improve on the .38 Long Colt which the U.S. military used at the time. The .38 Long Colt had limited stopping power and had proven ineffective against the wooden shields of the Moro tribesmen in the Philippines. More power was needed - enter the .38 Special. 

The .38 Special grew from this need to become one of the most well-known and frequently used calibers in the world today. Discussions of the .38 Special will no doubt include references to the iconic .38 “Snubby” revolver. This pistol with a short barrel was often carried as a back up gun in a pocket or calf holster by law enforcement and civilians alike. The .38 Special had a rich service life and was used by all branches of the military in the years between 1935 and 1985. Most frequently used as a self-defense/survival weapon by aircrew members, it was also issued as a duty sidearm to military police and security personnel.

The .38 Special is an accurate cartridge and has been popular among target shooters. The revolver is the most common type of handgun for this cartridge, but another option is the Smith & Wesson Model 52, a semi-automatic pistol with a five round magazine that can feed wadcutter bullets. The mild recoil of the .38 Special pleases practical pistol shooters, allowing shots to be fired in rapid succession.

Bullet weights for the .38 Special can be found today ranging between 95 and 158 grains. Bullet types vary from wadcutter to round nose and hollow point. These cartridges generate between 150 foot pounds of muzzle energy on the low end to almost 300 foot pounds at the high end. Commonly used for concealed carry, the .38 Special is available from many manufacturers in their premium self protection line. It is worth noting that .38 Special cartridges can be used as a lighter recoiling, less expensive alternative to full power magnum ammunition in .357 Magnum firearms.

The .38 Special has rightfully earned its place among the best firearms cartridges in the world through its qualities of accuracy, power, concealability, and availability.

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