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. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $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
  2. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

    28 In stock now
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    $21.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S10
    • UPC 047700421605
  3. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 600 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $255.00 Price

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    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 42.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2B
    • UPC 047700363264
  4. Magtech 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJSP Ammunition

    17 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 125 Grain SJSP Boxer Brass 38 Special Magtech Ammunition
    $21.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Hunting
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38D
    • UPC 754908108015
  5. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $21.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S21 - 22283
    • UPC 047700427003
  6. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

    24 In stock now

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38F
    • UPC 762344706436
  7. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X38S1P
    • UPC 020892200180
  8. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTG38S5
    • UPC 047700424606
  9. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

    42 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 130 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $22.25 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ to 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076102
  10. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    26 In stock now

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    $22.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38C
    • UPC 762344704937
  11. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $22.75 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 45.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 020892201927
  12. Magtech 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWCHP Ammunition

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    $22.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 38G
    • UPC 029465084134
  13. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain TCJ-FN Ammunition

    27 In stock now

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    Image For 50 Rounds Of 125 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 38 Special Remington Ammunition
    $23.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU LL38S17
    • UPC 047700355306
  14. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $23.75 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 47.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38B
    • UPC 0762344709901
  15. Remington HTP 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $23.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S16
    • UPC 047700427102
  16. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 150 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4196
    • UPC 020892201934
  17. 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

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU W38SPLT
    • UPC 020892220515
  18. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $9.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38SFA
    • UPC 741569010047
  19. SinterFire RHA 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain Frang. Ammunition

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    $24.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire
    • American-made Range
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • SinterFire SKU SF38110RHA
    • UPC 856086004643
  20. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JSP Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WC381
    • UPC 020892211629
  21. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FEB Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU CR38A
    • UPC 754908177417
  22. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain LFN Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38U
    • UPC 754908193011
  23. SinterFire GreenLine 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain Frang. Ammunition

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    $26.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire
    • American-made Range
    • 53¢ Cost Per Round
    • SinterFire SKU SF38110GL
    • UPC 856086004667
  24. Winchester 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $28.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 58¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38JHP
    • UPC 020892213173
  25. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $29.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Sellier and Bellot

  26. 38 Special - 125 Grain JHP - Remington Golden Saber - 500 Rounds

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    $299.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 59.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU GS38SBB
    • UPC 047700474410
  27. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM38A
    • UPC 029465089412
  28. Winchester Super-X 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LFN Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38CB
    • UPC 020892213555
  29. Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain CNL Ammunition

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    $31.30 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 158 Grain
    • #1 Shot Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 62.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU DCB38N1
    • UPC 612710107018
  30. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $12.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 65¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU GG38A
    • UPC 754908174317
  31. Winchester Super-X 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $32.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 66¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X38SMRP
    • UPC 020892201361
  32. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 129 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $700.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P38HS1G
  33. Winchester Super-X 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

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    $35.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Range
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X38WCPSV
    • UPC 020892201279
  34. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of +P 158 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $36.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Range
    • 72¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X38SPD
    • UPC 020892201354
  35. Hornady 38 Special Ammo - 25 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 76¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90324
    • UPC 090255903249
  36. SinterFire Special Duty 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds of 110 Grain Frang. HP Ammunition

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    $15.75 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by SinterFire
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 78.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • SinterFire SKU SF38110SD
    • UPC 856086004650
  37. Hornady 38 Special Ammo - 250 Rounds of 158 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $199.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 80¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90362
    • UPC 10090255903628
  38. Hornady 38 Special Ammo - 250 Rounds of 110 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $204.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 82¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90311
    • UPC 10090255903116
  39. Hornady 38 Special Ammo - 250 Rounds of 110 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $209.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 83.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90310
    • UPC 10090255903109
  40. Hornady Critical Defense Lite 38 Special Ammo - 25 Rounds of 90 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    $21.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 88¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 90300
    • UPC 090255903003
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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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  • Old_Dude said:

    "This was my first order from Ammo.com and I was not disappointed. The 1000 rounds came packaged securely, was reasonably priced and arrived on time. I use these as range ammo in my 3 revolvers; S & W 686-6 357 mag, S & W Airweight 38 snub nose and my Ruger LCR 38 snub nose.They work and that's all I can ask. They perform well, and are fine for an indoor range with good ventilation. I will use these again. I also use Hornady Critical Defense 110 gr JHP in the 38s at home and Winchester in my 686 at home for self defense if needed. "

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