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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



    12 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 130 Grain
    Primer Type Berdan Casing Type Steel
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 890 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 229 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 40.0¢ per round
    • Made by TulAmmo
  2. TulAmmo 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition


    61 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 130 Grain
    Primer Type Berdan Casing Type Steel
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 890 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 229 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 60.0¢ per round
    • Made by TulAmmo
  3. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition


    15 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 132 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 917 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 232 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 64.0¢ per round
    • Made by PMC
  4. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition


    16 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 770 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 208 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 66.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  5. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition


    74 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 132 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 917 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 232 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 68.0¢ per round
    • Made by PMC
  6. Prvi Partizan 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition


    16 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 902 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 283 ft lbs
  7. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    As low as $31.99 in bulk
    • $31.99 each if you buy 5save 18%

    70 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 770 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 208 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 64.0¢ to 78.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  8. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition


    72 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 755 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 200 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 82.0¢ per round
    • Made by Remington
  9. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    As low as $38.85 in bulk
    • $38.85 each if you buy 5save 7%

    65 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 130 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 800 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 185 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 77.7¢ to 84.0¢ per round
    • Made by Winchester
  10. Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain CNL Ammunition


    74 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 800 FPS
    • 50 Rounds
    • 90.0¢ per round
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition
  11. Remington HTP 38 Special +P Ammo - 20 Rounds of 158 Grain LHP Ammunition


    78 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 158 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 890 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 278 ft lbs
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.30 per round
    • Made by Remington
  12. Underwood 38 Special +P Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain XTP Ammunition


    96 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 125 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1250 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 434 ft lbs
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.43 per round
    • Made by Underwood
  13. Hornady 38 Special Ammo - 25 Rounds of 110 Grain JHP Ammunition


    46 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type 110 Grain
    Primer Type Boxer Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1010 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 249 ft lbs
    • 25 Rounds
    • $1.60 per round
    • Made by Hornady

History of 38 Special Ammo

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According to Cartridges of the World, the .38 Special cartridge was officially introduced in 1902, and has been a significant part of the world of firearms for over 100 years. A rimmed, centerfire round, the .38 Special is most often seen in revolvers. But other firearms, including carbines and semi-automatic pistols, have been chambered for this caliber.

Throughout the times, it’s been known as the .38 Smith & Wesson Special, the .38 Colt Special, 9x29.5mmR, or 9.1x29mmR. In its standard round, the .38 Special weighs 158 grain (gr), features a total cartridge length of 1.455 inches, and travels at 755 feet per second (fps).

Before the conception of the .38 Special, the United States military’s primary cartridge was the .38 Long Colt, which had limited stopping power and had proven itself ineffective as a combat load. The military needed ammunition that was more powerful, more accurate, and more versatile. Looking at the 38 Special vs. 38 Long Colt, the standard was beat – which was just what the firearm manufacturers intended to do. 38 Special ammo has more power, more accuracy and more versatility than its predecessor.

With its power and punch, the .38 Special has demonstrated its effectiveness and is still popular today – making it pretty easy to find cheap .38 Special ammo.

The Development of the .38 Special

From 1892 through 1911, the .38 Long Colt served as the official revolver of the U.S. Army, but as time progressed and the M1892 revolver went through six model modifications, it became evident that the cartridge was less than sufficient. This was discovered first during the Spanish-American War, and then again during the Philippine insurrection after the turn of the century.

While the ammunition wasn’t accurate, it had more problems than just limited stopping power. In one account from 1905, it was reported that a prisoner on the island of Samar attempted to escape and ended up in hand-to-hand combat with the American soldier who was guarding him. The prisoner was shot four times at close range, three bullets entering his chest and one his hand, yet it was the following blow to the forehead, administered from the butt of a Springfield carbine, that eventually stopped the man.

Due to the military’s discontent with the options of the time, gun manufacturers were designing and creating new cartridges, trying to get the power and force the military needed while still keeping cartridges safe, lightweight, and affordable. In 1902, Smith & Wesson released the .38 Special in its Military and Police model revolver, and it quickly rose to its well-deserved fame.

In 1909, Colt released its own revolver chambered for the .38 Special. While most aspects of the .38 Colt Special cartridge were the same as the .38 Smith & Wesson Special, the Colt featured the flat-pointed bullet that became the classic .38 Special shape.

As time passed and the cartridge demonstrated that it was effective and efficient, firearm manufacturers started moving chambering beyond the revolver and a number of lever-action rifles were chambered in the caliber, including Winchester models 1866, 1873, and 1892.

What Are .38 Special Cartridges Used For?

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.

From the 1920s through the 1990s, police departments across the country utilized the power and function of the .38 Special cartridge, and it was used in many sidearm firearms throughout World War I and World War II.

Beyond the military and law enforcement, the .38 Special was, and still is, highly acclaimed as an accurate cartridge and remains popular among target shooters – with the revolver being the most common type of handgun used for target shooting .38 Special rounds.

Because the .38 Special has stopping power and limited recoil, it’s become a favorite among those who train for self-defense situations and concealed carry. With the availability of small, snubnose revolvers chambered for the caliber, there’s little doubt why so many carry it. These snubnoses can easily be carried in an ankle or pocket holster without any hassle or discomfort, making them readily accessible if and when the need strikes.

While the .38 Special cartridge isn’t considered hunting ammunition and most would struggle to take down big game animals with it, the cartridge is effective on small to medium game animals and varmint.

What Is a .38 Special Wadcutter?

Wadcutters are a special type of cartridge that feature a flat-fronted bullet. Designed specifically for shooting targets, the .38 Wadcutter creates a small, clean hole in paper, allowing for easy scoring in target shooting competitions.

In the .38 Special, the wadcutter has also become popular with self-defense enthusiasts. Because of the short barrel in snubnose revolvers, the wadcutter design improves velocity, as well as lethality. Like other loads, there is a wide range of wadcutter ammo, from full wadcutters for target shooting to semi-wadcutter hollow points, which make a great all around bullet for just about everything – including plinking in the backyard and self defense.

What Are the Types of .38 Special Ammo?

Like other firearm cartridges, this .38 ammo comes in a variety of forms and functions. Unlike many other firearms, most .38 Special revolvers can and will reliably fire a variety of cartridges and loads, from grains to pressure, without mishap, even when this variance is loaded into the same cylinder.

Because of this, many shooters opt for guns chambered in .38 Special simply for its variety of loads. Also, many handloaders have come to appreciate the .38 Special cartridge and it’s proven to be a favorite among them.

Some of the most common .38 Special loads include:

  • Full metal jacket (FMJ): These standard load cartridges feature a lead bullet covered in a harder metal, fitted in a casing made of brass, steel, or aluminum
  • Jacketed hollow point (JHP): Made for self defense, these .38 Special cartridges have a bullet designed with a hollow point in the middle, increasing their ability to expand when they hit a target
  • +P: Originally designed for the FBI, .38 Special +P ammo is loaded under a higher pressure, increasing velocity and power
  • +P+: Loaded under more pressure than the +P, this ammo is often reserved for those on duty, including law enforcement and military
  • Wadcutter and semi-wadcutter: These flat-tipped bullets are primarily used in shooting at paper targets, as they improve the judges’ ability to score without errors due to cutting clean through the paper
  • Frangible: Unlike JHP rounds, frangible bullets don’t expand on impact; instead, these .38 Special bullets explode and shatter into tiny fragments (as long as the target is harder than the bullet), eliminating the risk of over penetration; also referred to as Advanced Energy Transfers (AETs)
  • Total metal jacket (TMJ): Similar to FMJ ammo, the difference with .38 Special TMJ is that the lead bullet is completely encased in copper and leads to less lead exposure; in the FMJ bullet, on the inside of the casing, there’s a spot that isn’t covered in the hard metal jacket
  • Round nose: While most ammo comes with a round nose, the standard issue .38 Special features the flat tip that became popular with the 1909 Colt, but the option is still available for those who want it

Popular Brands of .38 Special Cartridges

Most ammunition manufacturing companies make .38 Special cartridges. Some of the most popular brands include:

How Did the .38 Special Revolver Get So Popular?

There are many things that contribute to the success of the .38 Special cartridge and the firearms that are chambered for it. Some of the most influential factors include the ammo’s accuracy and its minimal recoil.

Many handguns chambered in .38 Special are small revolvers, which are easy to carry and to conceal. These pistols tend to be reliable and have a lower failure rate than many semi-automatic firearms, simply because there’s less to go wrong. This combination of factors makes .38 Special revolvers a popular choice for many people, but especially those who carry concealed for self defense and women, who often look for firearms that are powerful, accurate, and easy to use.

What’s more, bullets for a .38 Special are fairly inexpensive, especially when purchasing bulk ammo, and it makes the revolvers that house it a popular choice among those who like to shoot regularly. In many ways, the .38 Special cartridge is to the revolver what the 9mm cartridge is to the semi-automatic pistol – the best, all-around ammo and top choice for many gun enthusiasts.

Some of the most popular guns chambered in the .38 Special include:

What Is a .38 Special Snubnose?

Discussions of the .38 Special will no doubt include references to the iconic .38 Special snubnose revolver. These “snubbies” are short-barreled revolvers and are often carried as a backup gun in a pocket or calf holster by law enforcement and civilians alike. The Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight snubnose is a great example of this classic weapon that still gets use today.

Although today’s gun manufacturers make factory snubnoses, that wasn’t the case with the originals. At some point, someone, somewhere decided to take a risk and remove the end of their revolver. Perhaps they recognized the benefits a short-barrelled revolver could bring, from the quicker draw to the ability to conceal. Regardless of the reason, it broadened the concept of the revolver and what could and could not be done with it.

38 Special vs. 357 Magnum

When it comes to the .38 Special and the .357 Magnum, there are differences in the cartridges, but not the bullets. As a matter of fact, the .38 Special, .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt, and .357 Mag all have the same sized bullets, which measure .357 inches in diameter (making them technically .36 caliber or 9.07mm bullets). The .38 in .38 Special references the .38-inch diameter of the cartridge casing.

If you compare the .38 Special to the .357 Mag, it’s easy to see that the .357’s casing is about one-tenth of an inch longer than the .38 Special, and that small space holds a whole lot of power. For instance, in one comparison, the same type of .38 Special and .357 Mag loads were fired from the same revolver. Where the .38 Special came in with a velocity just over 940 fps, the larger .357 Mag cartridge traveled over 1,350 fps. The .357 had deeper penetration and a bigger impact.

Interestingly enough, any firearm chambered for the .357 Mag can fire a .38 Special cartridge without issue, but the reverse is NOT true. It is unsafe to fire the larger ammunition from the gun chambered for the .38 Special. There are many reasons to opt for the less powerful ammo when shooting a firearm made for the .357 Mag – including less recoil, a quieter boom, and cheaper ammo. These revolvers are also easier to handle with .38 Special cartridges, especially for small-framed shooters, including women and teenagers.

Throughout the last century, 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. It’s proven itself effective as a weapon for law enforcement, military personnel, and civilians who wish to carry concealed.


What is the best 38 Special ammo for self-defense?

When choosing a .38 Special for self-defense, opt for jacketed hollow points (JHP) or wadcutters (WC), especially if carrying a snub nose. JHP bullets are traditional self-defense rounds because they’re known to expand on impact significantly more than full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets and, therefore, have more stopping power. Wadcutters were designed for paper target shooters, as these bullets are flat and sit flush with the casing. They also "cut" through paper (unlike round nose bullets that tear), making it easier to score. While this doesn’t sound effective for concealed carry, these rounds are often used in snub-nosed revolvers. Because of the short 2-inch barrel length in snubby revolvers, a JHP bullet may not reach the necessary velocity to expand on impact, making it only as effective as a FMJ bullet. But the wadcutter cuts through soft tissue in the same manner it cuts through paper and has surprisingly good wound ballistics.

What is 38 Special +P ammo?

Like other +P ammunition, .38 Special +P ammo is loaded to a higher pressure than standard .38 Special rounds. This added pressure gives the bullet a higher velocity and more power. Although many modern revolvers chambered in .38 Special are designated safe for +P, always check the firearm to ensure it can withstand the increased power.

What is 38 Special wadcutter ammo?

Wadcutters are specialized rounds designed for shooting paper targets. Wadcutter bullets are flat and sit completely nestled in their casing, flush with the top of the shell. These projectiles "cut" through paper, unlike traditional round point bullets which rip or tear, make the wadcutters easier to score. Wadcutters have become popular for self-defense, especially in those carrying .38 Special snubnose revolvers.

What is the difference between 380 and 38 Special ammo?

While the .380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) and the .38 Special have nearly the same diameter bullets (with the .38 Special measuring only .002 inch wider), there’s a significant difference between the rounds. The cartridge of the .38 Special measures 1.155 inch, while the .380 ACP sits in a case only .680 inch long. This allows for more powder, which equals more power and bang. This results in the .38 Special carrying much more bang than the .380.

What is the most powerful 38 Special ammo?

The most powerful .38 Special ammo are typically specialty jacketed hollow points (JHP). These rounds are designed for self-defense and have more stopping power than traditional full metal jacket cartridges. JHP bullets expand on impact, increasing their stopping power and reducing the risk of overpenetration. Remington, Hornady, and Federal all make .38 Special ammunition that is extremely powerful.

38 Special Ballistics: Chart of Average 38 Special Ballistics

Today, bullet weights for the .38 Special range from 95 to 158 grains. 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.

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

38 Special Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) Mid-Range TRAJECTORY (in.) Barrel Length (in.)
  Muzzle 50 yds. 100 yds. Muzzle 50 yds. 100 yds. 50 yds. 100 yds.  
100 Grain 950 900 n/a 200 180 n/a 1.3 n/a 4-V
110 Grain 945 895 850 220 195 175 1.3 5.4 4-V
110 Grain JHP 995 n/a n/a 242 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
125 Grain JHP 1000 n/a n/a 278 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
130 Grain 775 745 710 175 160 120 1.9 7.9 4-V
140 Grain Cowboy 800 767 735 199 183 168 n/a n/a 7.5-V
140 Grain Multi-Ball 830 730 505 215 130 80 2 10.6 4-V
140 Grain JHP 950 n/a n/a 281 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
148 Grain 710 635 565 165 130 105 2.4 10.6 4-V
158 Grain 755 725 690 200 185 170 2 8.3 4-V
158 Grain JHP 900 n/a n/a 284 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
95 Grain +P 1175 1045 960 290 230 195 0.9 3.9 4-V
110 Grain +P 995 925 870 240 210 185 1.2 5.1 4-V
125 Grain +P 945 900 860 250 225 205 1.3 5.4 4-V
125 Grain +P 975 929 885 264 238 218 1 5.2 4"
129 Grain +P 945 910 870 255 235 215 1.3 5.3 4-V
130 Grain +P 925 887 852 247 227 210 1.3 5.5 4-V
147 Grain +P 884 n/a n/a 264 n/a n/a n/a n/a 4-V
150 Grain +P 884 n/a n/a 264 n/a n/a n/a n/a 4-V
158 Grain +P 890 855 825 280 255 240 1.4 6 4-V
Molly Carter
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Customer Reviews

  • Mike493 said:

    Looked at several sites before finding the ammo purchased

  • Gene said:

    They all went "bang!"

  • Chuck said:

    I will definitely buy this again...................

  • 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.

  • rothbaby said:

    I plink'd about 100 rds so far and I am very pleased. This stuff shoots great.

  • 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

  • Bernice said:

    Ditto above review. I will order again when more is needed. Thanks

  • Farmer said:

    I have been shooting this in my air weight Smith and Wesson. Very accurate. Good quality. I will buy more.

  • james said:

    theyre good brand

  • Farmer said:

    This ammo shoots very well also. Really good accuracy.

  • Jj said:

    Works good

  • skip1215 said:

    excellent quality--will purchase again.

  • Rick said:

    Large quantity arrived intact, price allows more frequent practice, thus maintaining proficiency. First box had one F to F. Second primer strike solved that. 25 rounds remain in first box for 4% error rate to date.

  • titanium194333 said:

    Will make further purchases --soon ---need 12 ga. ammo

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    This was my first purchase from Ammo.com, but it will not be my last.

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    Always fast getting to you. Get great groups with a good firearm.

  • Snuffy said:

    This amo is sharp, quick and no problem.

  • Mike said:

    If you will look at your discription,you left out the fact that this ammo is +P, I have a 38 special that can't use this ammo, but I have another that can. Mike L

  • Robert said:

    Bought 1000 of these to teach myself how to shoot a snub nose Smith & Wesson. Gone through more than half. Each kicks the same. No miss fires. Come out of the cylinder easily. Will buy them again to keep in practice.

  • Danielson' said:

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  • cooky said:

    we received the ammo in a timely manner. the ammo was all we expected it to be. we will shop again.

  • Dusterdave said:

    needed some lite loads for wife to practice with--these fit the bill perfectly--good price excellent quality--ordered and rec'd the very next day--that was a stunner ammo was clean--went bank exactly what you it was supposed to be--magtech is fine by me

  • Johnny said:

    Great ammo for target practice.

  • 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.

  • sailormanNH said:

    I've shot approx 2,000 rounds no failures. Good cheap rang ammo a little dirty not excessive.

  • mike116m1a1 said:

    bought 50 rounds to run through my ruger cmdr no issues loading or cycling for practice on paper,plates and pins so came back and ordered 500 more rounds

  • Johnny-Boy said:

    Worked great and shot straight.

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  • John said:

    Speer makes great ammo. Unfortunately, with supply so low, prices are high. But, you better have good ammo on hand. This is good!!!!

  • pissed off ohio said:

    this ammo sucked and i bout 500 rnds.

  • Reid said:

    Shot 50 rounds of the 1000 I purchased. Weapon was a new Ruger ACR. Every spent round was difficult to remove from the cylinder; I had to remove one spent casing with a screwdriver. I put an an equal number of brass ammo through the gun with no problem expelling the ammo.

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  • Gary said:

    All I have to say is the ammo is crap. It does not eject from the gun, and they swell up and jam the gun. It cost $75 to unjam the gun.

  • BIS said:

    I had a 3% dud rate. Recoil for a .38 special is very heavy. Many times i had to use a tool to knock the used rounds out of the cylinder. I used this ammo at my outdoor range since the indoor range would not let me use steel case ammo. I dont know why. I am a loyal ammo.com customer and this was the first time i had any issues. All other purchases have been of excellent quality

  • Josh said:

    I went to the range and used this first thing with a cleaned Ruger sp101. Shot one chamber of 5 and all of the rounds where stuck and I had to smack the ejector rod just to get them a little bit up. It took a bit of effort getting them out and one I wasn't sure was going to come out. I then shot 100 rounds of various brands in both .38 and .357 mag with no problems. I have shot hundreds of rounds through this gun ( multiple brands ) and never have had a problem . They had all been brass cased but I thought I would try these for the price. Not worth it if I have to pry them out.

  • Festus said:

    No problems at all.

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  • Frank said:

    Worked like it should it went in the gun. it came out of the gun . so it worked just fine.

  • 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.