38 Special Ammo

The .38 Special cartridge is one of the most common self defense cartridges in use today.  One of the biggest advantages is that it can be chambered in small revolvers that are easily concealed, but are still very effective for personal protection.
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  1. Prvi Partizan 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $170.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R3.3
  2. MBI 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $36.00 Price As low as $35.50 in bulk
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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by MBI
    • Reloaded Range
    • 35.5¢ to 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC MBI-47897
  3. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $380.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38P
  4. Prvi Partizan 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R3.31
  5. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $385.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38E
    • UPC 754908164707
  6. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 125 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $385.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38Q
    • UPC 754908184101
  7. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $390.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 39¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38K
  8. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $19.75 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 39.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38C
    • UPC 754908107018
  9. Prvi Partizan 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $19.75 Price As low as $19.25 in bulk
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    In stock now
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 38.5¢ to 39.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R3.3
  10. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $20.50 Price As low as $19.75 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 39.5¢ to 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38P
    • UPC 754908170210
  11. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $20.99 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38B
    • UPC 754908106011
  12. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price As low as $20.25 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 40.5¢ to 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38E
    • UPC 754908164714
  13. Fiocchi 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $21.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 42.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 38A
    • UPC 762344705101
  14. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 600 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $255.00 Price
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    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 42.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2B
    • UPC 047700363264
  15. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $43.00 Price
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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2B
    • UPC 047700363202
  16. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $21.75 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38K
    • UPC 029465091903
  17. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $21.75 Price As low as $21.25 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 42.5¢ to 43.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38Q
    • UPC 754908184118
  18. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 125 Grain +P SJHP Ammunition

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    $220.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2
    • UPC 047700356419
  19. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WMAE38B
  20. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $22.25 Price As low as $21.50 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ to 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076102
  21. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $22.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G
    • UPC 741569070102
  22. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $45.00 Price
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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 020892214859
  23. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $225.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076119
  24. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38T
    • UPC 754908190003
  25. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

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    $23.75 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 47.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 38C
    • UPC 029465084035
  26. Magtech 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38F
    • UPC 754908109012
  27. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $24.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 48.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S2
    • UPC 047700356402
  28. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $24.75 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 49.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067704
  29. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 150 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $25.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4196
    • UPC 020892201934
  30. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JSP Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price As low as $25.00 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 50¢ to 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WC381
    • UPC 020892211629
  31. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of +P 158 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38H
    • UPC 754908164813
  32. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FEB Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign-made Range
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU CR38A
    • UPC 754908177417
  33. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $510.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38N
    • UPC 754908170708
  34. Estate Cartridge 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • Estate Cartridge SKU ESH38130
  35. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain TCJ-FN Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU LL38S17
    • UPC 047700355306
  36. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    $29.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 59¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38N
    • UPC 754908170616
  37. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $32.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 64¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 38E
  38. Speer 38 Special +P Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 135 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $675.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 67.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53921
  39. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $14.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38SFA
    • UPC 741569010047
  40. Speer 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 135 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $35.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Speer
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 70.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Speer SKU 53921
    • UPC 076683539212
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History of .38 Special Ammunition

The .38 Special cartridge has been an important part of the firearms world since its’ introduction in 1898. This cartridge was purpose built to be an improvement of the .38 Long Colt that was in use by the U.S. military at the time. The problem that brought about the need for a new cartridge was the lack of stopping power against enemies such as the Moro tribesmen of the Philippines and their tactics of charging using wooden shields.

From this need came one of the most popular cartridges in the world today. When brought up in conversation, the discussion of the .38 Special will no doubt touch upon the ever popular .38 “Snubby”, a revolver with a short barrel that is most commonly carried in a pocket or ankle holster as a back up gun by police and civilians alike. But the .38 Special also has had a rich service life with the military, serving in all branches from 1935 to 1985. It was mostly used by aircrew members as a personal protection/survival weapon, but it was also issued to police/security personnel as a duty sidearm.

The .38 Special also has been very popular among bullseye shooters, as it is a very accurate cartridge. The most commonly used handgun type was the revolver, but Smith & Wesson built the Model 52, a semi-auto pistol that had a 5 round magazine and would feed wadcutter style bullets. Practical pistol shooters also enjoy the mild recoil of the .38 Special round which allows for quick follow up shots.

Today .38 Special bullets can commonly be found in weights ranging from 95 to 158 grains. The bullet types vary from the wadcutter, to the round nose and hollow point. These cartridges can generate from 150 to almost 300 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle. The .38 Special is one of the calibers that is commonly used in concealed carry applications and many manufacturers offer their premium self defense ammo in .38 Special as a rule.  An interesding application for the .38 Special is that it can be used in .357 Magnum firearms as a lighter recoiling, more economical alternative to the full power magnum ammo.

With great accuracy, concealable handguns, good knockdown power and easily found ammunition, the .38 Special is a cartridge that deserves its’ place among the most important cartridges in the firearms world.

Discuss 38 Special ammunition by adding your comment to the 5 comments below or by asking a new question

Rick Kirk ( Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:55:31 +0000 ) : inverted wad cutters is the only way to go!
John Hoffman ( Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:37:08 +0000 ) : Nothing but Revolvers for defencr..38 +P or.45 130 or a very broking in semi-auto where there has never been a jam. 2000 rds. 9mm ok but not a sure one shot knock down.
Judi Dunn ( Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:09:26 +0000 ) : I have some 38 special, (+P+) , jacketed hydra-shok , H.P., 147 grain.. ammo for sale. How much should I charge for a box with 50 rounds? thank you, Judi Dunn.
John L Salati ( Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:58:44 +0000 ) : NC at this time.
Tom Barnes ( Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:57:24 +0000 ) : when are they going to start making more Ammunition? Nice weather, ranges are open, but very few are finding any bullets, any Idea when the catch up with demand? Thanks! Tom
38 Special Ammo Ammo Customer Reviews
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  • Gene said: "They come in a convenient bag. They all fire when the trigger is pull. I see no variation in the ballistics,"
  • td said: "good for the price"
  • Bill said: "Purchased rounds for girlfriend, though she hasnt fired any yet they seem like quality target rounds. And all ''100'' where accounted for. "