|Bullet Weight||110 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1050|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||269|
|Cost Per Round||$1.25 per round|
Ahem. This 38 Special +P self-defense ammunition by Corbon is loaded to a higher than standard chamber pressure. Its 110 grain projectile achieves a higher than average muzzle velocity as the result, and therefore produces a flatter trajectory before striking its target with greater force. An overpressure cartridge will generate more recoil energy. More importantly, it can destroy a 38 Special handgun that isn’t rated for +P (in addition to injuring whoever happens to be holding that pistol). This ammo is safe for all 357 Magnum revolvers and rifles.
Corbon’s 38 Special +P round doesn’t merely rely on its faster muzzle velocity to subdue the threat. The bullet is Corbon’s own jacketed hollow point, which penetrates to a depth between 9 and 15”. The JHP’s soft lead core has a scored copper-alloy jacket, which reliably splits apart during penetration to facilitate wider and more reliable terminal expansion. Corbon’s JHP dependably doubles its original diameter, thus assuring it exerts ample energy outward while simultaneously inflicting a broad wound channel. Corbon calls their JHP “HOT STUFF!,” and we are quite inclined to agree with the South Dakotan manufacturer on that point.
Brand new reloadable brass cases, noncorrosive Boxer primers and optimal propellant charges complete Corbon’s 38 Special +P ammunition. This round’s 1,050 fps muzzle velocity was recorded with a 1-7/8” test barrel.