The .38 Special first hit the market in 1898 courtesy of Smith and Wesson. It saw extensive use almost from day one as the standard issue sidearm for the U.S. military in World War I and later became the standard issue for American law enforcement agencies. In fact, its time as the most commonly issued sidearm for police officers lasted from 1920 into the 1990s, giving it 70 years of wide use, a length of time in service no other caliber has yet attained. Today the .38 Special is the most popular revolver round in use and is often used for self-defense, but it’s also an enjoyable round for target practice.
These .38 Special rounds are 158 grain, making them medium-weight; each round leaves the barrel of your gun with significant speed and impacts targets with a nice, solid hit. This is LRN, Lead Round Nose, ammunition, and as such will not expand on impact. The lead nose may deform somewhat on impact, but these rounds should not be mistaken for defense rounds. Each round moves down-range at a muzzle velocity of 760 feet per second and strikes targets with a muzzle energy of 203 foot-pounds. This ammunition is great for target practice, shooting drills, and plinking, and because Federal produces it in fresh brass cases with boxer primer, it can be reloaded.
There are 50 target rounds in this single box of Federal ammunition. These boxes are a great size for tossing in your range bag when you head out the door for target practice and are also a good size for stacking up in the corner of your safe. Federal was founded in 1922 by Charles Horn, who re-founded the company after visiting the existing factory, which was 6 years old in 1922 and failing. Horn’s business sense and focus on producing good-quality, reliable rounds turned Federal into a success, and today they’ve been making ammunition for almost 100 years. Federal manufactures ammunition at their long-time factory in Anoka, Minnesota. To get some quality time at the range with your .38 Special, place your order today.
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