38 Super Ammo

Introduced in 1929 by Colt as an alternative chambering for the 1911 pistol, the .38 Super has evolved from an armor-penetrating fighting cartridge used by Prohibition-era FBI agents and gangsters to a competitive powerhouse used in IPSC and USPSA "racegun" matches.

.38 Super ammo is sometimes downloaded to 9mm levels for target shooting. These loads are good for high-volume practice, as full-power .38 Super loads are just as tiring to shoot as .45 ACP ones. Ammunition that seeks to take better advantage of the cartridge's potential usually fires a medium weight bullet in the 130 grain range at a velocity of around 1,300-1,400 feet per second. This combination is particularly good with jacketed hollow points, delivering strong, balanced penetration and expansion.

Most .38 Super handguns are 1911 derivatives, though the EAA Witness and SIG P220 offer interesting alternatives. These pistols all make great self-defense firearms provided they can be concealed effectively; self-defense ammo is available from a variety of manufacturers including Winchester, Corbon, and Buffalo Bore. You can find our in-stock 38 Super ammo line-up for sale below.

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  1. PMC 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $24.15

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    Manufacturer PMC
    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 Super
    Manufacturer SKU 38SA
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 741569070126
    Cost Per Round 48.3¢ per round

    PMC is probably the best ammunition manufacturer in Asia, supplying the world with phenomenal, inexpensive ammo, and supplying their own country, South Korea, with most of the ammunition for their military. When you buy from PMC, you will be getting accurate, reliable ammunition that you can rely on.

    Developed in the latter part of the 1920's, the 38 Super was created as a higher powered version of the .38 ACP. However, not only are these rounds higher powered than the .38 ACP, but these have added pressure. When you fire these 38 Super +P, full metal jacket rounds, at 1100 feet per second, your target doesn't stand a chance. These 130 grain rounds are fantastic for range training, and with the added pressure, you can practice with the real feel of a self defense round.

  2. Winchester 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds

    $36.50

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 130 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Super
    Manufacturer SKU Q4205
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892201965
    Cost Per Round 73.0¢ per round

    Load up your 1911 or EAA Witness with this high quality .38 Super ammunition for a great time at the range. These cartridges fire a 130 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,215 feet per second, producing relatively mild recoil in the full size pistols typically used with this caliber. This ammo is designated +P, like all .38 Super loads. It can be fired in any gun chambered for .38 Super.

    Winchester ammunition is loaded in Oxford, Mississippi using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases. Winchester brass is of very high quality and can serve as an excellent starting point for handloading.

    Although primarily associated with competitive shooting, the .38 Super is also excellent for regular target shooting as it is generally less tiring to shoot than the .45 ACP. When loaded with JHPs, it has higher performance potential than the 9mm Luger and can work very well for personal protection.

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