38 Super Ammo For Sale

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

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    $20.50 Price

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    • Made by Fiocchi

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 1150 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 129 Grain
    • FMJ Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 381 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38SA
    • UPC 762344001791
  2. Prvi Partizan 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $21.99 Price

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    • Made by Prvi Partizan

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 1213 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 130 Grain
    • FMJ Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 424 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PPH38SU
    • UPC 8605003803218
  3. PMC 38 Super Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price

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    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 1100 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 130 Grain
    • FMJ Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 350 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38SA
    • UPC 741569070126
  4. Federal American Eagle 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $23.50 Price

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    • Made by Federal

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 1130 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 115 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 325 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 47¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38S3
    • UPC 029465061579
  5. Magtech 38 Super Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price

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    • Made by Magtech

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 1215 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 130 Grain
    • FMJ Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 426 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38S
    • UPC 754908184712
  6. Remington UMC 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $29.00 Price

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    • Made by Remington

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 1215 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 58¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38SUP
    • UPC 047700067605
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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.

38 Super Ballistics: Chart of Average 38 Super Ballistics

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 Super 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.  
115 Grain +P 1130 1016 938 326 264 225 1 -9.5 n/a
115 Grain +P 1300 1145 1040 430 335 275 0.7 3.3 5"
125 Grain +P 1215 1100 1015 425 350 300 0.8 3.6 5"
130 Grain +P 1215 1100 1015 425 350 300 0.8 3.6 5"
147 Grain +P 1100 1050 1000 395 355 325 0.9 4 5"
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  • Shadow 2 said:

    "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."