What kind of ammo is in a 38 Special?

What kind of ammo is in a 38 Special?

38 Special Ammo The.38 Smith & Wesson Special (commonly “.38 Special,” “.38 Spl,” or “.38 Spc,” pronounced “thirty-eight special”) is a rimmed, centerfire cartridge designed by Smith & Wesson. It is most commonly used in revolvers like so many smaller “38 snub’s,” although some semi-automatic pistols and carbines also use this round.

When did the Smith and Wesson 38 SPL come out?

Famed for its longevity and performance, the 38 SPL cartridge is one that’s especially associated with revolvers today. Smith and Wesson introduced 38 Special to the world in 1898 and today, you’ll find formidable loads at cheap prices made by big names like Federal, Winchester, Hornady and more. [Read More]

What kind of ammunition is used in snubnose revolvers?

Ideal for personal protection, and snubnose revolvers, 38 Special Ammunition is the go-to for small to medium caliber firearms. Thanks to top brands like Hornady, Magtech, and Fiocchi you know you’re getting a quality product at an unbeatable price.

What’s the nose of a.38 caliber bullet?

The original shape of the bullet for the line of .38 calibers, the lead round nose is just that; it is an unjacketed projectile of soft lead which is shaped in the traditional ball shape. These remain very common and popular. They are cheap and very fast to manufacture, and they work very well out of those vintage designs.

Which is better 38 Special or Sellier and Bellot?

The .38 Special was able to produce between 100 fps and 150 fps of improved muzzle velocity when using a 158gr slug. From left to right: Fiocchi .38 Special 130gr FMJ compared to Sellier & Bellot .357 158gr LFN.

Is there a Smith and Wesson 38 Special?

Up until the 1980’s police officers could still be found with Smith and Wesson K frame 38 specials. These six shooters became symbols of the lawman, long after being retired from military service. With the explosion of concealed carry those who prefer the wheel gun can’t go wrong with a snub nose 38 special.