38 Special Bullets
38 Special Bullets for Sale
The packages below include only the projectile and are meant for shooters who reload their own ammunition. If you are looking for loaded cartridges ready to fire, please visit our 38 Special Ammo page to see what we have in-stock.
Despite the overwhelming popularity of semi-automatic pistols, the 38 Special remains one of America’s favorite handgun cartridges. It is not a dominating round in terms of power, but its reliability, manageable recoil, and proven effectiveness for self-defense will all make sure the 38 Special sticks around for a very long time.
The 38 Special performs well with a wide range of bullets. 38 Special bullets for reloading typically weigh 110 to 158 grains. LRN and SWC wadcutters are commonly loaded for target shooting, while a variety of available JHPs let reloaders create self-defense loads of their own design.
Reloading the 38 Special is relatively easy thanks to its large case and tolerance for a variety of different propellant charges – you do not have to worry about whether a charge can cycle a semi-auto, after all. Seating a bullet to the correct depth isn’t overcomplicated. The low power round is gentle on its case, so brass can be reloaded dozens of times. Many shooters don’t even bother cleaning their brass since they can just pluck it out of a cylinder once fired!
The 357 Magnum bullet shares an identical .357 diameter, making 38 Special bullets an even more versatile investment.
Berry's .357 Bullets - 125 Grain Flat Point Solid – 1000 Count (Not Ammo)$89.85
Cost Per Bullet 9.0¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 125 Grain Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 38 Special Quantity 1000 Bullet Type Flat-Point Solids Manufacturer Berry's Manufacturer SKU 95400
Please note: This isn’t loaded ammunition. Component bullets are basically fishing sinkers until they have cases, propellant and primers.
Home cooking is always better than takeout. Handloaded ammo is always better than the factory stuff, too! If you prefer to put a personal touch on every round you fire, then you’re going to love what Berry’s is up to.
At 125 grains and .357” in diameter, this makes the perfect bullet for either 38 Special or 357 Magnum. The bullet is well balanced thanks both to its swaged lead core and electroplated copper jacket, and its flat meplat is great for stamping holes into paper targets.
An electroplated jacket isn’t just evenly distributed. It also leaves no part of the core exposed to propellant gasses, which prevents the evaporation of toxic lead during ignition. Berry’s restrikes their TMJ bullets once they have plated them, creating a durable bond in the process.
These training bullets are .518" long. Loading them to velocities in excess of 1,250 fps may lead to core/jacket separation. Plated bullets are not recommended for firearms with ported barrels or compensators.
Armscor .357 Diameter Bullets - 158 Grain FMJ – 1500 Count$210.00
Cost Per Bullet 14.0¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 158 Grain Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 357 Maximum, 38 Special Quantity 1500 Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Manufacturer Armscor Manufacturer SKU 52271
Please note: These are component bullets, not loaded ammunition. You can not fire these bullets unless you load your own ammunition.
Armscor is earning themselves quite a reputation here in America. Their Rock Island Armory pistols fill a nice niche for people who don’t want to auction off vital organs just to be able to afford a 1911. Their 22 TCM cartridge has promise, even if most of the people asking about it only want to know if they can fire it in a firearm chambered for 22 LR. (No.) And their component bullets, which are produced according to precise tolerances, consistently weighted, and deliver good accuracy at the range, are sought after by handloaders throughout the country.
This meaty slab of .357” diameter bullets is just the ticket for handloaders specializing in 38 Special or 357 Mag. With 1,500 bullets you be able to load 250 six-shot cylinders worth of ammo, and as full metal jackets they’re at once clean shooting and economically designed. Armscor draws a concentric jacket for what is ostensibly a target grade bullet, so your shots will benefit from satisfactory rotational stability and resultant flat trajectories. Buy ten of these cases of bullets and use them to ballast your canoe!
My second batch, awww yeah
This review is for the second batch of Armscor 158 gn, 38/357 FMJ's I bought from Widener's.
I'll start by saying that buying from Widener's has always been a pleasure. The prices are fair, the communication is crystal clear, the rather dense product is well-packed and all of my transactions-to-date have been 100% satisfactory. In summary, Wideners' is an excellent supplier to the reloading community.
Now, regarding the bullets that just arrived. I've taken a random sample of 25 bullets just like I did with my first batch of 1500 and I measured & inspected each one. My random sampling method is rock-solid and thus my sample results can be used to make valid inferences on the entire lot of 1500 bullets. The results are great, statistically speaking. The weights and dimensions are on target with a low amount of random (expected) variation. Surface quality, bonding and other physical properties all look great. Absolutely no issues.
From my perspective, I don't think there's a better value in FMJ bullets than Armscor.
But I'll repeat. Armscor, please send primers!!!! :)
Review by Steve (Posted on 7/1/2021)
Makes for very good range ammo the 38 special and the 357 liked it for range ammo
Review by Jb (Posted on 1/8/2021)
It's not my favorite bullet weight but it was the only one I could get under these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in. I jumped on these as soon as I saw them as I was running low on my favorite 125 gr bullet. It's a great value and felt good shot in 38 Spl cases. I haven't tried them in 357 cases yet, but confident that it will perform as well.
Review by Den (Posted on 1/6/2021)
Armscor makes good stuff at a great price
I loaded up some of these 158 FMJ's for both my revolvers and my beloved Henry Big Boy Steel. The accuracy was outstanding in all cases.
And, the bullets are a dream for reloading, easy to press into place, no hangups, nothing off kilter, etc.
Armscor....send primers. Please! :)
Review by Steve (Posted on 12/31/2020)
Transaction went smoothly.
For this day and age everything went well.
Review by reader506 (Posted on 12/28/2020)
Not exactly what I wanted but quality was fine
Not exactly what I wanted but quality was fine
Review by Flyfisherguru (Posted on 12/27/2020)
I've reloaded about 200 of these and they work fine.
Nothing more to say; they load fine.
Review by Fernkiller (Posted on 12/20/2020)