- Manufacturer Magtech
- Condition New
- Weight 158gr
- Projectile Type SJSP
- Ammo Use Type Varmint Hunting, Self Defense
- Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
- Quantity 50
- Caliber .38 Spl
- Pressure + P
- Manufacturer SKU 38N
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 890
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 278
- UPC Barcode 754908170616
- Cost Per Round 55.0¢ per round
- Q & A
The .38 Special enjoyed a 70-year run as the standard issue weapon for law enforcement officers all over the country. And although it’s since been replaced first by the 9mm and then, in some instances, by the .40cal, the .38 Special remains a popular choice both as a main carry weapon and as a backup gun. In order to make your .38 Special a more effective self-defense weapon you should load it with above-average defense rounds like these. Defense rounds should expand and decelerate on impact and, in the case of smaller calibers like the .38 Special, overpressure rounds are a good idea for added power. And, of course, they should be made with quality components and demonstrate consistent reliability.
At 158 grain these are medium-weight rounds. They’re SJSP, Semi-Jacketed Soft Points, and deliver controlled expansion on impact. Because they’re semi-jacketed they mushroom more slowly than standard HP rounds, which allows them to penetrate more deeply and create a more devastating wound track. In addition, jacketing makes the bullets stronger overall and cuts down on lead fouling. And they’re +P rounds, so they have more power than average defense rounds. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 890 feet per second and muzzle energy of 278 foot-pounds. Because these are SP rounds they’re legal in areas where HP’s are banned; this ammunition is made specifically for self-defense but can also be used for shooting drills.
There are 50 defense rounds in this box; that’s enough ammunition to put a few rounds down-range and also keep your gun loaded for personal protection. Magtech manufactures this ammunition at their longtime plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their factory is vertically integrated, meaning all components are made right there on-site, so they have a great deal of control over quality and performance. They have a well-deserved reputation for manufacturing high-quality ammunition at competitive prices; if you’ve never tried Magtech, it’s time you did. Order these +P defense rounds today to make your .38 Special capable of knockdown power like never before.
These are +P rounds, also known as overpressure rounds. Not all firearms are rated for the increased power of this ammunition. Please make sure your handgun is rated for use with +P rounds before using this ammunition; if in doubt, contact the manufacturer.
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