- Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
- Condition New
- Weight 158gr
- Projectile Type SP
- Ammo Use Type Self Defense
- Casing Type Brass
- Quantity 1000
- Caliber .38 Spl
- Manufacturer SKU SB38C
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 899
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 277
- Cost Per Round 56.5¢ per round
- Q & A
The .38 Special has been around for well over a century, and over those years it’s enjoyed impressive levels of use with all different loads of ammunition. From 1920 into the 1990s it was the standard-issue caliber of choice for law enforcement agencies all over the country, and even though it ended up being replaced by the 9mm it continues to be used as the backup gun of choice by many officers. It’s been the best-selling revolver cartridge for just about as long, an accomplishment that seems unlikely to change, and it’s popular among many newer shooters for its manageable recoil and reasonably small stature. If you own a gun chambered in .38 Special, take a look at these rounds from Sellier and Bellot.
These .38 Special rounds weigh in at 158 grain, making them moderately heavy for the cartridge size. At this weight they’re still light enough to move down-range at good speeds but are heavy enough to pack a decent punch on impact. These are Soft Point, SP, rounds, and begin to expand at the moment of impact. SPs expand more slowly than standard HPs and penetrate more deeply, creating bigger wound cavities. These rounds have a muzzle velocity of 899 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 277 foot-pounds. This ammunition is designed specifically for self-defense use.
There are 1000 rounds in this case of ammunition from Sellier and Bellot. That may seem like quite a bit of defense ammo but the reality is these rounds produce more felt recoil and muzzle rise than standard target rounds, meaning you need to get some practice in if you’re going to be a truly proficient self-defense shooter. Because these are brand new production, brass-cased rounds with boxer primer, you can police your spent brass, reload it, and get even more range time in. Sellier and Bellot has been manufacturing ammunition for well over a century and has an established presence in the industry. Production takes place at their factory in Vlasim, Czech Republic. Order now and spend some trigger time with your .38 Special.
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- what does sjsp stand for on this 38 ammo? Posted On: 3/21/13 By: robert
- SJSP stands for Semi Jacked Soft Point. Semi Jacketed means the copper jacket is applied to only a portion of the bullet. This portion will include the side and part of the front of the bullet. Semi Jacketed could be considered halfway between a Full Metal Jacket and a lead bullet without any copper jacket. The Soft Point compliments the Semi Jacket term, which indicates soft lead is exposed at the frontmost point of the bullet. In heavy caliber rifle rounds for hunting, soft points are commonly found. These look like a standard full metal jacket with a drop of lead at the top. However, under the lead there is no jacket.