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Posted On: 12/30/2022
A: Yes sir, this ammo is safe for a 38 Special Colt Official Police (assuming it's in good condition, of course). So long as you avoid 38 Special +P you ought to be just fine!
Posted On: 11/20/2021
By: Katie Jackson
A: Thanks for reaching out Katie! If you're looking for 38 S&W Short then I'm afraid we haven't currently got any in stock. We do update our inventory frequently, so I hope you'll check back in again soon!
Posted On: 9/4/2021
A: Absolutely Marissa – I believe those are only chambered for 38 Special, and this ammo should work fine in yours.
Posted On: 9/4/2021
By: Babette Abadie
A: Absolutely ma'am! A 357 Magnum revolver can fire any 38 Special or 38 Special +P ammunition as well.
Posted On: 8/2/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Eagle! I carry a 38 Special for self-defense too. Bullet weight is surprisingly not all that crucial when determining a round's suitability for self-defense. Really, that comes down more to preference. What you ought to focus on is the bullet style, and for that you want a jacketed hollow point (JHP). I assume your revolver is rated for 38 Spl +P? That'll give the bullet more energy, which is good when you're talking about a relatively weak cartridge to begin with. We've currently got this ammo in stock:
I like Federal Punch. It's made for civilian carry and not law enforcement, so it's not really poised to perform well after penetrating a car door or auto glass. That said, the Punch JHP's ability to deliver reliable terminal expansion coupled with its agreeable price point both make it a great option. You could alternatively use wadcutter ammo for self-defense, as that bullet doesn't need to expand to track a wide wound channel through the threat, but I'm certain you'll be well equipped to defend yourself with a cylinder full of Federal Punch.