.38 Special

Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Smith & Wesson
Specifications
Parent case .38 Long Colt
Case type Rimmed, straight
Bullet diameter .357 in (9.1 mm)
Neck diameter .379 in (9.6 mm)
Base diameter .379 in (9.6 mm)
Rim diameter .44 in (11 mm)
Rim thickness .058 in (1.5 mm)
Case length 1.155 in (29.3 mm)
Overall length 1.55 in (39 mm)
Case capacity 23.4 gr H2O (1.52 cm3)
Primer type Small pistol
Ballistic performance
 
 
Bullet mass/typeVelocityEnergy
9.53 g (147 gr) Cor-Bon FMJ 900 ft/s (270 m/s) 264 ft⋅lbf (358 J)
8.1 g (125 gr) Hornady JHP 900 ft/s (270 m/s) 225 ft⋅lbf (305 J)
8.1 g (125 gr) Underwood FMJ +P 1,000 ft/s (300 m/s) 278 ft⋅lbf (377 J)
10.24 g (158 gr) Grizzly JHP +P 975 ft/s (297 m/s) 333 ft⋅lbf (451 J)
6.48 g (100 gr) Cor-bon PB +P 1,150 ft/s (350 m/s) 294 ft⋅lbf (399 J)
Test barrel length: 4 in (vented)
Source(s): [1][2][3][4][5]

Aguila Ammunition 38 SPECIAL FMJ / FULL METAL JACKET NO. 1E382521

Aguila Ammunition, Pistol, 38 Special, 130 Grain, Full Metal Jacket, 50 Round Box

€20.85 €18.95

Aguila Ammunition 38 SPECIAL SJHP / SEMI-JACKETED HOLLOW POINT NO. 1E382520

Aguila Ammunition, Pistol, 38 Special, 158Gr, Semi Jacketed Hollow Point, 50 Round Box

€29.40

Hornady 38 Special+P 110 GR FTX®

Hornady, Critical Defense, 38 Special +P, 110 Grain, Flex Tip, 25 Round Box

€29.15 €20.98

Hornady 38 Special 90 gr FTX® Critical Defense® Lite

Hornady, Critical Defense, 38 Special, 90 Grain, Flex Tip, 25 Round Box

€29.15 €18.07

Hornady 38 Special 158 gr XTP®

Hornady, Custom, Self Defense, 38 Special, 158 Grain, XTP, Jacketed Hollow Point, 25 Round Box

€27.05 €19.48

Hornady 38 Special 125 gr XTP ® American Gunner®

Hornady, American Gunner, 38 Special, 125 Grain, XTP, 25 Round Box

€21.27 €14.34