38 Super Ammo

Designed to offer law enforcement higher power, the .38 Super later gained popularity as a competition cartridge and has recently gained interest as a self-defense option. However, be aware that .38 Super ammo cannot be used in revolvers chambered for the more common .38 Special cartridge. Learn More

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  1. Aguila 38 Super Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  2. Prvi Partizan 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  3. Fiocchi 38 Super Ammo - 50 Rounds of 129 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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  4. Federal American Eagle 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

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  5. Magtech 38 Super Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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Introduced by Colt’s Manufacturing Company in 1927, the .38 Super was designed as an improvement on the .38 ACP. Law enforcement agencies of the time drove development by demanding a pistol cartridge with high power. The bullet weighed 130 grains, traveled over 1,200 feet per second, and was able to penetrate the body armor criminals were wearing at the time. The FBI is reported to have adopted the cartridge because it could punch through contemporary body armor and still deliver a lethal wound at 50 yards. Performance was also impressive against criminals who used their cars as shields during escape.

But it wasn't just the police who used the .38 Super. Notorious criminal John Dillinger had a Colt .38 Super when he was captured. Also in his possession was a custom-built Colt M1911A1 chambered in .38 Super that fired in full automatic. It was modified with a Cutts compensator, the fore grip used on a Thompson submachine gun, and an extra capacity magazine.

The demands of World War II controlled firearms and ammunition development, relegating the .38 Super to a hibernation of sorts until the early 1980s. Thanks to Rob Leatham and Brian Enos, the .38 super was reborn among competitive shooters and popularity surged – because it was possible to load the cartridge to major power factor with higher magazine capacity and less recoil than the .45 ACP.

.38 Super ballistics are impressive. Muzzle energy easily exceeds 500 foot pounds, and muzzle velocity exceeds 1,300 feet per second with a full metal jacket bullet. Regarding magazine capacity, a .38 Super enjoys an advantage over .45 ACP in a 1911 frame, where there is room for two additional rounds in a flush fitting magazine. Another advantage, the recoil of the .38 Super is comparable to a 9mm and is a proven cartridge that delivers for shooters looking to shoot on the range or to carry concealed.

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    "I have a Witness 38 Super. Eaa recommends you should not use +P ammo in this weapon.I use Fiocchi 129gr FMJ or Armscor 125gr FMJ. I fired 400rds of each,so far no problem.I like this ammo and I will keep on using it.As for Ammo Net,this is a great place to shop.There prices are fair and there service is great and fast.The people there care about what you want and need.After you order,they will contact you to make sure everything went well.What more could you ask for.Thanks Ammo Net."