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.
Magtech 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$25.95
Manufacturer Magtech 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 38S Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 754908184712 Cost Per Round 51.9¢ per round
This .38 Super ammunition from Magtech is a great choice for high volume shooting. Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 130 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,215 feet per second. In heavy pistols usually used for the .38 Super like the 1911 or EAA Witness, this loading produces relatively low felt recoil. As with all .38 Super loads, this ammo is marked +P. Any firearm chambered for .38 Super is designed to fire ".38 Super +P" ammo.
Magtech ammo is loaded in Ribeirao Pires, Brazil (near Sao Paulo) and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and brass cases. CBC, the manufacturers of Magtech ammo, produces its own primers, cases, and propellant for better quality control.
The .38 Super cartridge is a particular favorite of reloaders due to its high ballistic potential. Factory loads like these, while not loaded to high pressures, are a great way to get quality brass and quality shooting at the same time.
Winchester 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$32.50
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 130 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 38 Super Manufacturer SKU Q4205 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892201965 Cost Per Round 65.0¢ 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.
Winchester Silvertip +P 38 Super 125 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds$47.75
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 125 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 38 Super Manufacturer SKU X38ASHP Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892201408 Cost Per Round 95.5¢ per round
This .38 Super ammunition from Winchester will serve well as a defensive load for your 1911, EAA Witness, or other .38 SA handgun.
Each cartridge in this 50-round box fires a 125 grain jacketed hollow point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,240 feet per second. This results in a good balance of expansion and penetration with medium levels of recoil. Like all .38 Super loads, it is marked +P to distinguish it from .38 ACP; all .38 Super handguns in good working order can fire this ammo safely.
Winchester ammunition is made in Oxford, Mississippi using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Glaser Safety Slug Blue 38 Super Auto 80 Grain Slug – 6 Rounds$10.25
Manufacturer Glaser Safety Slug Condition New Bullet Weight 80 Grain Bullet Type Pre-Fragmented Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 6 Ammo Caliber 38 Super Manufacturer SKU 1400 Shot Material Lead Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 97719014008 Cost Per Round $1.71 per round
This is a great round for home defense. From Glaser Safety Slug, this 38 Super ammunition is New with a Pre-Fragmented 80 Grain bullet. You'll get 6 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.
Glaser Silver Safety Slug 38 Super Auto 80 Grain Slug – 6 Rounds$12.00
Manufacturer Glaser Safety Slug Condition New Bullet Weight 80 Grain Bullet Type Pre-Fragmented Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 6 Ammo Caliber 38 Super Manufacturer SKU 1600 Shot Material Lead Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 97719016002 Cost Per Round $2.00 per round
An excellent choice if you're in search of a great 38 Super round for home defense. This New Glaser Safety Slug ammo comes loaded with a 80 Grain Pre-Fragmented along with a Boxer primer that's loaded in a Brass case. With this package, you'll receive 6 rounds ready to fire. Plus, you know it'll come fast from our warehouse to your door because we know shooting ammo is a lot more fun than looking at it online or waiting on delivery!