38 Special Ammo

The .38 Special cartridge is world-renowned and one of the most common self-defense cartridges in use today. A sought-after advantage is that it can be chambered in small revolvers that are easily concealed, but are still very powerful and accurate – ideal for personal protection. Learn More

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

    24 In stock now
    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Steel 38 Special TulAmmo Ammunition

    Price $229.99

    Price $209.99

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 21¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU TA038158
    • UPC 814950016550
  2. MBI 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    43 In stock now
    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain PRNFP Boxer Brass 38 Special MBI Ammunition

    Price $299.99

    Price $239.99

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by MBI

    • Reloaded Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by MBI
    • Reloaded Range
    • 158 Grain
    • PRNFP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 24¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC MBI-47954
  3. MBI 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    51 In stock now
    Image For 100 Rounds Of 158 Grain PRNFP Boxer Brass 38 Special MBI Ammunition
    $29.99 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by MBI

    • Reloaded Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by MBI
    • Reloaded Range
    • 158 Grain
    • PRNFP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 30¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC MBI-47897
  4. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    10 In stock now
    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Magtech Ammunition
    $309.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 31¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908161201
  5. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    12 In stock now
    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Armscor Ammunition
    $325.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 32.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50061
    • UPC 076683523020
  6. Speer Lawman 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 125 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 125 Grain TMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Speer Ammunition
    $330.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53733
    • UPC 10076683537338
  7. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    40 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Magtech Ammunition
    $17.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908105014
  8. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    3 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Sellier and Bellot Ammunition
    $339.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Sellier and Bellot

  9. Speer Lawman 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    8 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain TMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Speer Ammunition
    $345.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 34.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53899
    • UPC 10076683538991
  10. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Federal Ammunition
    $350.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38B
    • UPC 50029465085013
  11. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    42 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Sellier and Bellot Ammunition
    $17.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Sellier and Bellot

  12. CCI 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    46 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain TMJ Berdan Aluminum 38 Special Blazer Ammunition
    $17.60 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Blazer

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Blazer
    • Discount Aluminum
    • 35.2¢ Cost Per Round
    • Blazer SKU 3475
    • UPC 076683034755
  13. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    56 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Armscor Ammunition
    $17.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor

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

    43 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 125 Grain TMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Speer Ammunition
    $17.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Speer

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53733
    • UPC 076683537331
  15. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    5 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Federal Ammunition
    $359.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38K
    • UPC 50029465091908
  16. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    2 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 132 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special PMC Ammunition
    $359.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G
    • UPC 90741569070105
  17. Ultramax 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

    1 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LSWC Boxer Brass 38 Special Ultramax Ammunition
    $18.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Ultramax

    • Reloaded Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Ultramax
    • Reloaded Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Ultramax SKU 38R4
    • UPC 755104038045
  18. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

    1 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 158 Grain SJSP Boxer Brass 38 Special Magtech Ammunition
    $370.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 37¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38C
    • UPC 754908161409
  19. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LWC Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $189.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 37.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTG38S5
    • UPC 047700424613
  20. Blazer 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    24 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 125 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Blazer Brass Ammunition
    $18.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Blazer Brass

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Blazer Brass
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ to 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Blazer Brass SKU 5204
    • UPC 076683052049
  21. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    51 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Sellier and Bellot Ammunition
    $18.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Sellier and Bellot

  22. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $190.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076119
  23. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    5 In stock now
    Image For 500 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $190.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067711
  24. Federal American Eagle 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    41 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Federal Ammunition
    $19.25 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38K
    • UPC 029465091903
  25. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $385.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11A
    • UPC 047700386041
  26. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

    44 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LSWC Boxer Brass 38 Special Federal Ammunition
    $19.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 39¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 38C
    • UPC 029465084035
  27. Prvi Partizan 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    4 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Prvi Partizan Ammunition
    $19.75 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 39.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R3.3
    • UPC 8605003800194
  28. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    38 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Fiocchi Ammunition
    $19.75 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 39.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38G
    • UPC 762344000992
  29. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 500 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

    6 In stock now

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 125 Grain SJHP Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $199.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 39.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S21 - 22283
    • UPC 047700427010
  30. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    50 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $19.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067704
  31. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Winchester Ammunition
    $199.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 40020892201925
  32. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMC Ammunition

    48 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Magtech Ammunition
    $20.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38T
    • UPC 754908190003
  33. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    Image For 100 Rounds Of 125 Grain SJHP Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $40.00 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2B
    • UPC 047700363202
  34. Estate Cartridge 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Estate Cartridge Ammunition
    $20.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Estate Cartridge SKU ESH38130
    • UPC 029465063818
  35. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 132 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special PMC Ammunition
    $20.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G
    • UPC 741569070102
  36. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 158 Grain LRN Boxer Brass 38 Special Federal Ammunition
    $20.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38B
    • UPC 029465085018
  37. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Winchester Ammunition
    $205.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 41.2¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 50020892214854
  38. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 300 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 300 Rounds Of 132 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special PMC Ammunition
    $125.00 Price

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    • 300 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 300 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 41.7¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G-BP
    • UPC 741569050401
  39. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    Image For 100 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Winchester Ammunition
    $42.00 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 020892214859
  40. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 500 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 110 Grain SJHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $210.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S10
    • UPC 047700421612
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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 and 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 – with the revolver being the most common type of handgun for this cartridge. 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.

Today, bullet weights for the .38 Special can be found 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 lines. It is also 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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  • Tim said:

    "This is my first online ammo purchase. The service was great, and I think it is a good value. My revolver is a little fussy with dirty ammo and this is my only complaint. It shoots fine, and for the price, I'll get over it."

  • Dan said:

    "I have fired 175 rounds and I have had 3 misloads due to cracks in the bullet case. On one round I had to disassemble the lever gun to dislodge the bullet. I will be looking very closely at the remaining rounds and not buying from your group in the futu"

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  • Gene said:

    "They come in a convenient bag. They all fire when the trigger is pull. I see no variation in the ballistics,"

  • td said:

    "good for the price"

  • Bill said:

    "Purchased rounds for girlfriend, though she hasnt fired any yet they seem like quality target rounds. And all ''100'' where accounted for. "

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  • Bobby said:

    "Will from u guys again great customer service "

  • Tomcat said:

    "I was looking for something to shoot that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. There were no 9mm or 22LR available so I bought these 38SPL rounds. They performed quite well and allowed me to shoot my old model 6. 4" heavy barrel S&W. Over all I am happy with the results."

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