50 Rounds of 125gr FMJ .38 Spl Ammo by Armscor
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The .38 Special was created in 1898 by Smith and Wesson, a company known for providing the shooting world with some seriously cool firearms and ammunition. In some parts of the world the tough little cartridge is known as the 9x29.5mmR or the 9.1x29mmR, and, in fact, our own name for it is a little inaccurate. Many cartridges are named for their case size, but the .38 Special is actually .357”; the name refers to the approximate diameter of the loaded case. That little quirk is thanks to the original .38, the .38 Short Colt, which was created to be used in .36 cap-and-ball Navy revolvers – which had a firing chamber measurement of .374”. Make sense? Regardless of the name’s roots, the .38 Special is favored by many shooters and is currently the most popular revolver cartridge in the world.
At 125 grain these are light-to-medium weight rounds. They’re Full Metal Jacket rounds, great for target practice, shooting drills, and punching holes in cans and retired holiday decorations; as with all target rounds, they don’t expand on impact and simply penetrate and keep going, so you need a good backstop when you shoot. These rounds move down-range fast with a muzzle velocity of 1025 feet per second and meet their target with a muzzle energy of 299 foot-pounds. They’re made in new-production brass cases with boxer primer, so you can reload them, and they’re non-corrosive, so they produce less friction in your gun’s barrel.
The Arms Corporation of the Philippines, more commonly known as Armscor, produces these rounds at their plant in the Philippines. They’ve been in business since right after World War II; that’s more than 60 years spent manufacturing ammunition, honing their methods and improving quality. Armscor uses the latest technology in the production of their ammunition and has a solid reputation, and, perhaps best of all, their products are competitively priced. You get 50 target rounds in this box of ammo. Your .38 Special has enjoyed more than a century of popularity, and it’s likely to enjoy a century more. Don’t let it sit and collect dust, take it out and show it off. Go shooting!