38 Special Ammo

The most widely used revolver cartridge in the world is surely .38 Special ammo, a balanced caliber that offers solid all-around performance for target shooting and self-defense. While the traditional .38 Special load typically fires a 158 grain lead bullet at a relatively low velocity, modern self-defense ammo often opts for a lighter 110-130 grain projectile and a higher velocity approaching 1,000 feet per second. This is due to the nature of jacketed hollow point bullets, which expand more reliably at higher velocities. .38 Special cartridges can be fired in .357 Magnum revolvers, making them an excellent low-cost, low-recoil alternative choice for owners of such firearms.

.38 Special handguns are often used for concealed carry. Additionally, an LEO who is typically issued a semi-automatic pistol may choose to also carry a compact backup gun so he can perform a "New York Reload"--a quick switch from an empty primary weapon to a fully loaded secondary weapon. The .38 Special is a common caliber for this purpose.

While not historically accurate to the "Wild West" period, the .38 lends itself well to action shooting. Cowboy loads in .38 Special use bare lead in order to play nice with steel targets; they're also lighter-shooting than typical range ammo in order to help the user make fast, accurate shots without regard to stopping power.

You'll find 38 special ammunition frequently in-stock from CCI, Magtech, Federal, Winchester and other great brands here at Widener's. You can see all our available rounds for sale below.

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  1. Tula 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds

    $478.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Steel
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU UL038130
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 814950016550
    Cost Per Round 47.9¢ per round

    Get those cylinders turning with this 1000 round bulk case of .38 Special from Tula! These Russian made cartridges feature non-reloadable steel casings, non-corrosive Boxer primers, and 130 grain Full Metal Jacket bullets with flat noses which create nice holes for target practice and competition. 130 grains is a good medium weight for the caliber and provides appropriate practice recoil in revolvers as well as lever-action rifles.

    Ammunition from the Tula Arms Plant is manufactured using efficient practices and techniques that have been honed since the 18th century throughout times of peace and war. This results in the production of ammo with great performance at a low cost which gets passed on to the customer.

    Customer Reviews

    Would not buy again

    Stuck in the revolver. Russian made, so surprised it is being sold here considering the sanctions in place

    Review by Tony (Posted on 10/13/2022)

    Stout

    No issues with this ammo. It seems to be plenty stout for .38 special.

    Review by Pcbe (Posted on 12/12/2021)

    Ammo goes bang with authority all the time. Accurate enough. But most she'll stick in the chambers, requiring a dowl pin or unsharpened #2 pencil to use to tap them out of the chambers.

    Ammo has plenty of powder,,maybe a Plus P amount. Goes bang all the time.
    But most she'll stick in the chambers.
    I use a unsharpened #2 pencil to tap them out with. For plinking they are better than no ammo at all.

    Review by USMC Captain (Posted on 11/7/2021)

    Fast delivery and exactly what I ordered! Good job!

    Great job

    Review by Outback (Posted on 6/8/2020)

    haters gonna hate

    works fine in my guns,some folks hate steel case ammo..

    Review by jeff (Posted on 5/14/2020)

  2. PMC Bronze 38 Special 132 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds

    $529.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer PMC
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 132 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38G
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 90741569070105
    Cost Per Round 53.0¢ per round

    This .38 Special ammunition from PMC fires full metal jacket bullets that comply with many indoor range rules (unlike lead round nose loads) and produce relatively minimal fouling in the barrel of your revolver. They are a cost-effective and accurate choice for your target shooting activities.

    Each round in this bulk priced case of 1,000 (perfect for high volume shooters) fires a medium weight 132 grain FMJ at a muzzle velocity of 917 feet per second. This is a medium power load producing average recoil. As with most .38 Special ammo, these cartridges can be fired in .357 Magnum revolvers as a cost-effective, lower-recoiling alternative to the magnum cartridge.

    PMC's Bronze series is a popular choice for low-cost range use due to its consistent quality. It is loaded in South Korea using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.

    Customer Reviews

    Smooth Fire

    Never used PMC before but find them to be an eazy fire bullet with minimum powder left inside barrell. True to target

    Review by JP (Posted on 6/16/2022)

  3. Federal American Eagle 38 Special 158 Grain LRN - 1000 Rounds

    $539.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU AE38B
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 50029465085013
    Cost Per Round 54.0¢ per round

    Break out the strips and speedloaders and rock your favorite wheelguns with this 1000 round bulk pack of .38 Special rounds from Federal. These cartridges feature Federal's own reloadable brass casings and high grade, non-corrosive Boxer primers for reliable ignition and true cylinder fit. The rounds are topped with lead round nose (LRN) projectiles backed by a standard pressure powder charge; the heavy 158 grain bullet will leave the muzzle at 770 feet per second while producing recoil appropriate for defensive practice without being so stout as to scare you off the range.

    Federal is a long-trusted name in American ammunition manufacturing and is well known for their unique offerings to all facets of the shooting community. The American Eagle line is an economical choice for high volume shooters that doesn't skimp on component quality.

  4. Magtech 38 Special 158 Grain LRN – 1000 Rounds

    $539.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908161201
    Cost Per Round 54.0¢ per round

    This .38 Special ammunition from Magtech is a great choice for general outdoor range use or cowboy action shooting. Each cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a heavy 158 grain lead round nose bullet at a muzzle velocity of 755 feet per second. This is a light-recoiling target load ideal for both speed and accuracy.

    The round nosed bullet used in this ammo is safe for the tubular magazines of popular carbines, but may not be permitted at all indoor ranges due to lead exposure concerns.

    Magtech ammunition is loaded in Brazil by CBC, a defense contractor that produces all of its primers (all non-corrosive), propellant, and brass in-house to harness economies of scale and maintain strong quality control.

  5. Fiocchi 38 Special 158 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds

    $549.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38G
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 762344860374
    Cost Per Round 55.0¢ per round

    Target shooters will appreciate the accuracy and reliable performance of this .38 Special ammunition from Fiocchi. These cartridges can also be used in .357 Mag revolvers as a lower cost, lower recoil alternative to magnum rounds.

    Each round in this case of 1,000 fires a heavy 158 grain full metal jacket bullet at 930 feet per second. This is a relatively powerful configuration compared to other standard pressure loads, making it a good substitute for expensive self-defense ammo at the range.

    Fiocchi ammo is made in both the USA and Italy using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.

  6. Sellier & Bellot 38 Special 158 Grain SJSP – 1000 Rounds

    $559.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU SB38C
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round 56.0¢ per round

    This 1000-round case of .38 Special ammunition is a great choice for novice and expert revolver shooters who want to hone their skills using the same cartridges that they intend to carry. Sellier & Bellot builds these rounds using factory fresh brass casings and non-corrosive Boxer primers that won't affect the rifling of your barrel over time. When struck, the primer spits a hot flame into clean-burning powder which propels a 158-grain semi-jacketed soft point (SJSP) projectile out of the barrel.

    158 grains is a heavy rating for the .38 Special caliber and one of the most popular for duty, carry, and hunting due to its ability to deliver massive energy transfer at a variety impact ranges. The SJSP projectile has a flat nose, exposed upper portion, and copper-jacketed bottom which allows for ashtray-like expansion in a target without a compromise in structural integrity. This allows the bullet to penetrate through thick breastplates while its energy is appropriately spread into more vital areas.

  7. Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds

    $574.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 762344860336
    Cost Per Round 57.5¢ per round

    This .38 Special ammunition is an inexpensive, dependable training load for your revolver. Each cartridge in this bulk priced case of 1,000 fires a medium weight 130 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 950 feet per second. The FMJ bullet makes this ammo suitable for virtually all indoor ranges; however, note that use of FMJ is discouraged in some rifles with tubular magazines.

    Compared to other .38 Special loads, this is a relatively powerful round that will serve well as a stand-in for hot defensive ammo by producing realistic levels of recoil and excellent accuracy. However, it is still within the standard pressure range and can be used in firearms not rated for +P cartridges.

    Fiocchi ammunition is loaded in both the USA and Italy using reloadable brass and non-corrosive primers.

  8. Remington UMC 38 Special 158 Grain LRN – 500 Rounds

    $304.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S5
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700067711
    Cost Per Round 61.0¢ per round

    Shoot and save with this affordable .38 Special range ammunition from Remington UMC. These cartridges are perfect for high volume outdoor use and produce gentle recoil and good accuracy.

    Each cartridge in this bulk priced case of 500 fires a heavy 158 grain lead round nose bullet at 755 feet per second. As with all .38 Special cartridges, these rounds can be used in a .357 Magnum revolver as a light-kicking, low-cost alternative.

    Remington UMC ammo uses reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers. Note that this particular load fires lead nosed bullets, which may not be allowed at all shooting ranges.

  9. Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Grain MC – 1000 Rounds

    $624.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Metal Case (MC)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S11A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700386041
    Cost Per Round 62.5¢ per round

    This 38 Special cartridge is from Remington’s UMC division. They specialize in making only a select few types of popular rounds, so they’re able to sell in the quantities that allow them to keep their customers’ prices low. This round has got the metal case projectile for which UMC is so well-known -- it’s functionally no different from a full metal jacket, and accordingly prevents bore fouling while keeping feeding smooth in a semi-automatic weapon.

    This round has got Remington’s Kleanbore primer. Your pistol’s bore will be much better off in the long run for having been exposed to so clean burning a primer, and that it’s non-corrosive means you can confidently set this case of ammo aside for a very long time. This round has also got the kind of quality brass casing that reloading enthusiasts covet.

    It’s worth noting that these 1,000 rounds of ammo are split up among only four boxes. That makes things a little more convenient while you’re carrying all of your gear to the range, having to bring only one box rather than several. A big box is also very handy for storing reloads in.

  10. Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ – 300 Rounds

    Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ – 300 Rounds

    $189.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 300
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S11BC
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700408705
    Cost Per Round 63.3¢ per round

    Are you torn between buying a box or a case of 38 Special ammunition? Split the difference – order a 300-round bucket instead! Remington UMC ammo hails from the USA and serves perfectly for all your range training and recreational shooting needs!

    This cartridge is armed with a 130 grain bullet. It’s not the heaviest chunk of metal you could seat in a 38 Spl case, which alongside the round’s modest 800 fps muzzle velocity means you’ll put up with comparably light recoil. The full metal jacket would make a poor choice for self-defense given its inability to deliver terminal expansion. But the FMJ is nonmagnetic, wears a cannelure to protect its seating depth, and ends in a flat nose profile that (A) stamps a tidier hole through paper, and (B) loads safely in a lever action.

    Remington’s UMC series ammunition always represents an economical solution for range shooting, but it doesn’t deprive you of the clean-burning powder, non-corrosive Boxer primers and brand new reloadable brass cases you deserve when you place your faith in The Big R.

  11. Winchester USA 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds

    $316.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU Q4171
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 40020892201925
    Cost Per Round 63.4¢ per round

    Load up your .38 SPL or .357 Magnum revolver with this .38 Special ammunition from Winchester! These cartridges fire full metal jacket bullets and can be used at almost all shooting ranges. They deliver good accuracy at a reasonable cost.

    Each round in this case of 500 fires a 130 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 800 feet per second; this is a medium power load suitable for a wide variety of handguns.

    Winchester ammo is made in Oxford, Mississippi and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.

  12. Magtech 38 Special 158 Grain FMC Flat Nose - 50 Rounds

    $32.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose (FMJFN)
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38P
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908170210
    Cost Per Round 65.7¢ per round

    If you need training and target-shooting ammunition for your .38 Special handgun, order a few of these 50-round boxes from Magtech, a leader in high-quality ammunition. You’ll get fantastic performance from a round that has 158-grain full metal jacket flat nose bullets. They are perfect for target shooting, plinking, and match competitions.

    When fired, these cartridges have a muzzle velocity of 755 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 200 foot pounds. After traveling 100 yards, they maintain 701 feet per second of speed and 172 foot pounds of energy, making them very reliable for distance competition shots. They will give you less barrel fouling and accurate, consistent trajectories.

    Magtech is a top brand for training, tactical, and hunting ammunition. They create cartridges for a wide range of calibers, including most handguns and rifles available. They even have shotgun shells and rimfire cartridges, making Magtech a go-to choice for many American gun owners.

    Customer Reviews

    Happy camper, shooter

    More accurate and shot cleaner than I imagined it would at any price. Best price I’ve found, very happy

    Review by Rusty (Posted on 12/5/2021)

  13. Remington UMC 38 Special +P 125 Grain SJHP - 100 Rounds

    $67.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Type Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 100
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S2B
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700363202
    Cost Per Round 67.9¢ per round

    This .38 Special +P ammunition from Remington's affordable but reliable UMC series serves well in a variety of roles including home defense, concealed carry, target shooting, and (with the proper rifle) possibly even varmint hunting. It is a high pressure load that improves significantly on standard .38 SPL's terminal performance, though at the cost of increased felt recoil. It should be only used in firearms rated for +P ammo (this includes all .357 Magnum revolvers, which are designed to handle even higher pressures).

    Each cartridge in this box of 100 fires a 125 grain semi jacketed hollow point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 945 feet per second. Compared to other .38 Special ammo, this load fires a medium weight bullet at a high muzzle velocity, offering respectable penetration and good expansion potential. The bullet's semi wadcutter profile also makes it superb for punching clean, easily visible holes in paper targets.

    Remington UMC ammo is made in Lonoke, Arkansas using non corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.

  14. Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Grain MC – 250 Rounds

    $169.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S11A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700386003
    Cost Per Round 67.9¢ per round

    This 38 Special cartridge from Remington’s UMC line of ammunition sports a 130 grain metal case projectile. Tell your friends that you’re shooting so exotically named a bullet and you’ll surely win admiration from some of them. The ones who know that a metal case is 100 percent analogous to a vanilla full metal jacket will be somewhat less impressed, however. Regardless, a metal case bullet is perfect for the range owing to its affordability, ability to stave off bore leading, and tendency to plow through most types of targets -- even the more obstinate ones used for plinking.

    UMC ammo features Remignton’s own Kleanbore primer. It burns hot to do a good job of igniting as much of the propellant simultaneously as it’s able, and also burns clean to keep your pistol’s bore in better shape before you can get around to cleaning it. The 38 Special is a popular caliber with handloaders, so even if you don’t reload yourself you should save these rounds’ brass casings for someone who does.

  15. Winchester USA 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $34.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU Q4171
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892201927
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ per round

    Whether you like to shoot indoors or outdoors, this .38 Special ammunition from Winchester will serve you well. These "white box" cartridges offer dependable performance and accuracy at a reasonable cost.

    Each round in this box of 50 fires a medium weight 130 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 800 feet per second. Unlike many lead-nosed loads, this ammunition is permitted at most indoor ranges.

  16. Sellier & Bellot 38 Special 158 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $34.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU SB38P
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908500482
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ per round

    The 38 Special is a fantastic round for all your handgun shooting needs that was invented by Smith & Wesson in 1898 and has been used all over the world for military, police, and civilian service, proving itself to everyone. Whether you are looking for something for self-defense or to practice with at the range, the 38 Special has the low recoil and the efficacy you need to get the job done.

    Sellier & Bellot have been around since the 1800's and continue to provide the world with fantastic ammo from their plant in the Czech Republic as one of the best ammunition manufacturers in Eastern Europe. Firing at 889 feet per second, these 158-grain, full metal jacket, brass cased, Boxer primed rounds are perfect for honing your skills at the range, helping you become the best shot you can be.

  17. Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $34.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 38A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 762344705101
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ per round

    This .38 Special ammunition from Fiocchi excels in the training role, delivering solid accuracy and realistic ballistics at a low cost. A relatively "hot" standard pressure load, this ammo fires a 130 grain full metal jacket bullet at 950 feet per second, making it a good stand-in for expensive defensive cartridges.

    These rounds can also be used as an inexpensive range load for .357 Magnum revolvers. However, they may not be suitable for use in all rifles with tubular magazines due to their jacketed construction.

    These cartridges come in boxes of 50 and use non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.

  18. Remington Performance WheelGun 38 Special 158 Grain LRN – 50 Rounds

    $34.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU RPW38S5
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700478401
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ per round

    Maybe you want to show your buddies how it’s done during a friendly target shooting competition. Maybe you’re trying to teach yourself how it’s done during your solo range time. Either way, Remington Performance WheelGun ammunition will help your revolver operate like a Swiss watch! This 38 Special ammo delivers reliable ignition and consistent ballistics. You’ll want to run it through your 357 Mag rifle as well!

    Bullets don’t come much simpler than this round’s 158 grain lead round nose. Its cost-effective design preempts the need for expensive gilding metal, and it offers great accuracy thanks to its uniformly distributed lead composition and aerodynamic nose profile. Perfect for shooting steel at a safe distance, and also able to put a fast end to any varmint’s plans for later in the day.

    Remington decks out their Performance WheelGun loads with their best brass cases. (You bet your boots they’re reloadable.) They also load up these rounds with their dependable Kleanbore primers, which have prevented rust and corrosion for decades now.

  19. Federal 38 Special 158 Grain American Eagle LRN - 50 Rounds

    $35.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU AE38B
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465085018
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ to 71.7¢ per round

    Order this 50-round box of .38 Special ammunition from Federal Premium and you’ll be all set for a round of affordable training. These cartridges hold 158-grain lead round nose bullets that give you reliable performance while helping you shoot affordable ammunition. Get the results you want without emptying your wallet by choosing these top-notch .38 Special cartridges.

    These bullets come out of the barrel with a muzzle velocity of 770 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 208 foot pounds. The lead round nose is a great choice for economical handgun training and general practice at the range. These bullets are 100% lead with no jacket, helping keep the cost down so you can go through the training you need at an affordable price.

    Federal Premium Ammunition is one of the top American companies for hunting, target shooting, and self defense cartridges. Based out of Minnesota, they also have a large supply of reloading equipment and accessories.

  20. Remington UMC 38 Special 158 Grain LRN – 50 Rounds

    $35.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU L38S5
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700067704
    Cost Per Round 71.7¢ per round

    Target shooters looking for a cost-effective, accurate, and light-kicking load for their revolvers will find much to like in this .38 Special ammunition from Remington UMC.

    These cartridges fire a 158 grain lead round nose bullet at 755 feet per second, producing relatively low recoil and excellent short-range performance. Note that lead nosed bullets may not be suitable for all ranges.

    Remington UMC (Union Metallic Cartridge) ammo is made in the USA using reloadable brass and non-corrosive primers.

  21. Federal Gold Medal Match 38 Special 148 Grain Lead Wadcutter - 50 Rounds

    $37.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 148 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Wadcutter
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU GM38A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465089412
    Cost Per Round 75.7¢ per round

    Put your name at the top of the revolver division chart of your next match with these Wadcutter loads from Federal's Gold Medal Match line. Gold Medal Match ammo uses proven configurations with diehard components and optimizes their value with stringent inspection methods. As such, each of these .38 Special cartridges is made using a clean-igniting Boxer primer fitted to a reloadable brass casing that bears a 148-grain bare lead wadcutter; as a classic wadcutter load, the bullet does not extend upon the rim of the brass casing and has a rather flat nose.

    This shape creates clean, circular holes in paper and cardboard targets that may save you from scoring scrutiny in IDPA or USPSA. The 148-grain weight is a traditional choice for Bullseye style shooting and combines efforts with carefully measured powder charge in order to lend the .38 caliber very soft-shooting recoil. Due to this, shooters can expect greater precision and faster follow-up shots as they track their sights through a short arc. Federal Premium is a heavyweight name in the shooting industry that has helped some competitors attain gold medals at the Olympics, hence the name for this brand of .38 Special ammo.

  22. Black Hills 38 Special 148 Grain HBWC – 50 Rounds

    $45.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 148 Grain
    Bullet Type Hollow Back Wadcutter (HBWC)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU D38N3
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710124428
    Cost Per Round 91.7¢ per round

    Invented in 1898 by Smith and Wesson, the .38 Special has been incredibly popular since its debut. Used throughout both World Wars as well as by law enforcement agencies and civilians all around the globe for over a century, the .38 Special is just the proven round you need for all your range training self defense needs. With its efficacy, low recoil, and dependability, you have everything you need.

    Black Hills is just the company you want to buy from if you are looking for accurate and reliable ammo. For years, Black Hills has supplied every branch of the United States Military with the match grade ammunition they need. These hollow back wadcutter, 148 grain, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 700 feet per second with supreme accuracy and make fantastic round holes in the target to make scoring a piece of cake. These rounds are just what you need for all your range training escapades, helping you be the best you can be.

  23. Winchester Super Match Super-X 38 Special 148 Grain Wadcutter – 50 Rounds

    $50.00

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 148 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Wadcutter
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU X38SMRP
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892201361
    Cost Per Round $1.00 per round

    This is a great round for match or precision shooting, plinking at the range. From Winchester, this 38 Special ammunition is New with a Lead Wadcutter 148 Grain bullet. You'll get 50 rounds of Brass cased ammo that's ready for your next trip out to shoot. Like every round for sale, we stand behind this ammo and have your back so rest assured you're not only getting a good deal, you're getting the peace of mind that comes along with a trusted supplier.

  24. Federal Punch 38 Special +P 120 Grain JHP – 200 Rounds

    Federal Punch 38 Special +P 120 Grain JHP – 200 Rounds

    $219.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 120 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU PD38P1
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round $1.10 per round

    Do you carry a 38 Special revolver for self-defense? So long as it’s rated for +P (aka overpressure) ammunition, then this Minnesota-made Punch ammo by Federal Premium presents the perfect way to fill its chambers!

    Its potent propellant charge may give this cartridge snappier recoil, but it also gives its bullet a faster muzzle velocity. At close range your revolver will dump over 250 ft lbs of energy into its target, which falls within the acceptable threshold for defensive shooting. The jacketed hollow point’s soft lead core deforms easily when its nose cavity fills with pressurized soft tissue. Its copper-alloy jacket features skives that promote wider expansion following relatively low-velocity impact – the driving force behind the Punch JHP’s reliable terminal ballistics!

    Punch label ammo is specifically designed for civilian use. It doesn’t meet the criteria for barrier penetration set forth by the FBI test protocol, although it handles heavily clothed threats with all due efficacy. Federal’s brass cases deliver even after they have been reloaded a few times, and their sealed Boxer primers offer added assurance that you’ll be able to defend yourself even after your self-defense loads have been exposed to moisture.

  25. Hornady Critical Defense 38 Special 110 Grain FTX – 250 Rounds

    $329.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 110 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 90310
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 10090255903109
    Cost Per Round $1.32 per round

    If you're looking for a dependable carry load for your .38 SPL or .357 Magnum revolver, try Hornady Critical Defense ammunition. These .38 Special cartridges come in a case of 250 that allows for familiarization at the range as well as concealed carry.

    Each round fires a light 110 grain Flex Tip (FTX) jacketed hollow point bullet at 1,010 feet per second. The Flex Tip is named for the soft polymer insert that sits at the tip of the bullet and keeps clothing, glass fragments, and other debris from interfering with the expansion cavity. Compared to other .38 loads, this ammo fires a light projectile at a high muzzle velocity and produces high diameter expansion.

    Hornady Critical Defense ammo is made in the USA using non-corrosive primers and brass cases.

  26. Hornady 38 Special 110 Grain Critical Defense FTX - 25 Rounds

    $34.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 110 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 25
    Ammo Caliber 38 Special
    Manufacturer SKU 90310
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255903102
    Cost Per Round $1.39 per round

    When you are looking for highly-effective ammunition for your personal defense, order this 25-round box of .38 Special cartridges. You’ll get the performance, speed, and power you need thanks to a strong load backing these 110-grain Critical Defense FTX bullets. The Critical Defense FTX line is designed for controlled expansion and deep penetration, allowing you to protect your home, yourself, and your loved ones in a critical situation.

    These .38 Special bullets come out of the barrel with an initial velocity of 1,010 feet per second and an energy of 249 foot pounds. Even at 50 yards, they still have a speed of 940 feet per second and an energy of 216 foot pounds, giving you reliable ballistics even at a distance.

    Hornady is one of the top companies for hunting, target-shooting, and self-defense ammunition. Based out of Nebraska, this company has been providing top-quality ammo and shooting supplies since 1949.

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