|Bullet Weight||125 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Use Type||Self Defense|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Super|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1240|
|Cost Per Round||96.0¢ per round|
Introduced in the early 1930s specifically for the 1911 platform, the .38 Super is a high-velocity cartridge that offers an interesting contrast to the heavy but slow-moving .45 ACP. Compared to its more powerful cousin, the .38 Super delivers better penetration, magazine capacity, and lower recoil while sacrificing bullet mass and caliber. Although used primarily in competition, it is also an effective self-defense cartridge with higher ballistic potential than the 9mm Luger.
The .38 Super (not to be confused with the completely different and not at all interchangeable .38 Special) is always designated +P to differentiate it from the older .38 ACP, with which it shares a similar form factor. All pistols chambered for .38 Super are designed to fire .38 Super +P ammo.
This ammunition is loaded in Oxford, Mississippi using non-corrosive Boxer primers and brass cases.