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. Magtech 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    Magtech 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $25.95

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    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.

  2. Armscor Precision 38 Super 125 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds

    $39.00

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    Manufacturer Armscor
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 38 Super
    Manufacturer SKU 50050PH
    UPC Barcode 4806015500537
    Cost Per Round 78.0¢ per round

    38 Super ammo complete with Brass cases and a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) projectile. Manufactured by Armscor to the highest of standards with a primer and 125 Grain bullet, the quality components come together and add up to a round that's great for plinking at the range. You'll get 50 rounds shipped fast when you order this today.

  3. Winchester Silvertip +P 38 Super 125 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds

    $48.00

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    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 96.0¢ 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.

  4. 20rds - 38 Super Auto RBCD Performance Plus 60gr. Total Fragmenting Soft Point Ammo

    20rds - 38 Super Auto RBCD Performance Plus 60gr. Total Fragmenting Soft Point Ammo

    $31.95

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    Manufacturer RBCD Performance Plus
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 60 Grain
    Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP)
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 38 Super
    Manufacturer SKU RBCD38SUPER60
    Primer Type Boxer
    Cost Per Round $1.60 per round

    Soft-Point (SP) ammo that's as ready as you are for . Made by RBCD Performance Plus, this 38 Super ammunition is Brass-cased, Boxer-primed with a 60 Grain bullet. These are trusted New rounds so sleep easy knowing you're picking up 20 rounds of 38 Super that promises reliable feeding and extraction shot after shot.

  5. Glaser Safety Slug Blue 38 Super Auto 80 Grain Slug – 6 Rounds

    $10.25

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    Manufacturer Glaser Safety Slug
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 80 Grain
    Bullet Type Slug
    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 Slug 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.

  6. Glaser Silver Safety Slug 38 Super Auto 80 Grain Slug – 6 Rounds

    $12.00

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    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!

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