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. TulAmmo 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $280.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 28¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU TA038158
    • UPC 814950016550
  2. MBI 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $295.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by MBI
    • Reloaded Range
    • 29.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC MBI-47954
  3. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $300.00 Price
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  4. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $315.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 29.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908161201
  5. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $320.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50061
    • UPC 076683523020
  6. Magtech Shootin' Size 38 Special Ammo - 900 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ-FN Ammunition

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    $290.00 Price
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    • 900 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 32.2¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU MP38GM
    • UPC 754908202102
  7. MBI 38 Special Ammo - 100 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $32.50 Price
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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by MBI
    • Reloaded Range
    • 32.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • UPC MBI-47897
  8. TulAmmo 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $16.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by TulAmmo
    • Discount Steel
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • TulAmmo SKU TA038158
    • UPC 814950011548
  9. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $17.50 Price
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  10. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $18.00 Price As low as $17.75 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 35.5¢ to 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38A
    • UPC 754908105014
  11. Armscor 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $18.00 Price As low as $17.50 in bulk
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 35¢ to 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50061
  12. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $380.00 Price
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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38K
  13. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $190.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076119
  14. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price
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  15. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $195.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 39¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067711
  16. 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
  17. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $20.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38Q
    • UPC 754908184118
  18. Magtech 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain FMC Ammunition

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    $20.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38P
    • UPC 754908170210
  19. Winchester Train & Defend 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $205.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 41¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU W38SPLT
    • UPC 00020892220522
  20. PMC 38 Special Ammo - 300 Rounds of 132 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $125.00 Price
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    • 300 Rounds
    • Made by PMC
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 41.7¢ Cost Per Round
    • PMC SKU 38G BP
    • UPC 741569050401
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Magtech 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 38F
    • UPC 754908109012
  24. 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
  25. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $21.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE38B
    • UPC 029465085018
  26. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $21.50 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WMAE38B
    • UPC 029465062590
  27. 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
  28. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $220.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 020892207875
  29. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 110 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Self-Defense
  30. Remington 38 Special +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTP38S21 - 22283
    • UPC 047700427003
  31. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 500 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $220.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU USA38SPVP
    • UPC 50020892214854
  32. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 158 Grain
    • LWC Bullet
    • Boxer Primer
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTG38S5
    • UPC 047700424606
  33. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain MC Ammunition

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    $22.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S11
    • UPC 047700076102
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Remington 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 46¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU L38S5
    • UPC 047700067704
  37. 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
  38. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4171
    • UPC 020892201927
  39. Winchester 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 150 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q4196
    • UPC 020892201934
  40. Sellier and Bellot 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price
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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. "