Buy 38 Special – 158
You may already know a snubnosed revolver’s greatest shortcoming: It just can’t give a hollow point bullet enough velocity to ensure terminal expansion. This 38 Special ammunition by Prvi Partizan of Serbia fixes that problem thanks to its lead semi-wadcutter hollow point! Buy 38 Special – 158
The semi-wadcutter bullet has a cylindrical body that tapers to a broad meplat. Its flat nose and angular shoulder profile let the bullet punch a wide, injurious hole into soft tissue even if it doesn’t have enough energy to expand. But if you fire this bullet out of a full-size 38 Special or 357 Magnum revolver or rifle, its nose cavity will indeed meet with sufficient resistance to unleash terminal expansion.
This round’s LSWCHP isn’t just suitable for personal protection. Its economical copper-free design will let you shoot targets without going broke, and its angular shoulder will stamp a clean hole through a hanging paper target. It makes scoring your shots much easier when round nose bullets haven’t torn your target to shreds.
Prvi Partizan doesn’t deal in steel cases or Berdan primers. This reloadable brass-cased ammo is non-corrosive and ready for any kind of shooting you have coming up!
|Bullet Weight||158 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point (LSWCHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||902|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||285|
|Cost Per Round||$0.5 per round|
The .38 Special was designed and produced in 1898 to be a higher velocity round, with better penetration properties than the .38 Long Colt that was in Government Service in the Philippines during the Spanish–American War. The .38 Long Colt revolver round would not penetrate the insurgent Philippine Morro warrior shields, and the Government contracted the new revolver round to Smith & Wesson. The .38 Special held a minimum of 21 grains of black powder, which was 3 grains more than the current .38 Long Colt, and it was 100 to 150 feet per second faster with a 158 grain bullet.
During the late 1920s, and in response to demands for a more effective law enforcement version of the cartridge, a new standard-velocity loading for the .38 Special was developed by Western Cartridge Company. This .38 Special variant incorporated a 200 grains (13 g) round-nosed lead ‘Lubaloy’ bullet, the .38 Super Police. Remington-Peters also introduced a similar loading. Testing revealed that the longer, heavier 200 grains (13 g) .357-calibre bullet fired at low velocity tended to ‘keyhole’ or tumble upon impact, providing more shock effect against unprotected personnel. At the same time, authorities in Great Britain, who had decided to adopt the .38 caliber revolver as a replacement for their existing .455 service cartridge, also tested the same 200 grains (13.0 g) bullet in the smaller .38 S&W cartridge. This cartridge was called the .38 S&W Super Police or the .38/200. Britain would later adopt the .38/200 as its standard military handgun cartridge.