Buy 38 Special – +P
Does your 38 Special revolver spend a healthy amount of time tucked into your waistband? Buy 38 Special – +P Well, it’s not there because you find it comfortable. It’s there because you intend to defend yourself should the need ever arise. Give your revolver the stuff it needs to ensure your survival: Remington High Terminal Performance 38 Special +P ammunition!
This round’s +P rating simply means it’s more powerful than a standard 38 Special load. You’re going to want to make sure your revolver’s designed to withstand that much added power. But at 125 grains, this round’s lightweight bullet still shouldn’t generate all that much recoil for you to deal with when you’re in a hurry to neutralize a threat.
The semi-jacketed hollow point bullet is designed to expand to up to 0.714” in diameter before it comes to a rest within its target. Remington’s HTP bullet is further engineered to retain its weight as it tunnels through soft tissue, so it preserves the weight it needs to tunnel deeply.
These are high-quality self-defense rounds, loaded with Remington’s own fine brass and dependable Kleanbore primers. This ammo is also good for when you want lower-recoil ammo for your 357 Mag revolver, and it’s safe for lever-action rifles as well!
|Bullet Weight||125 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||945|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||248|
|Cost Per Round||0.4 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.