The .38 Special was design by Smith and Wesson (Also known as the 38 SPL, and .38 S&W Special, and .38 Spc.) in 1898 because there was the need for a much faster round deeper penetrating cartridge. The Smith and Wesson 38 Special was ahead of its time because it is still in wide use today. Multiple agencies in the USA used the 38 Spl. from the 20’s to the 90’s and during this law enforcement use, the .38 Special also became a popular caliber for hunting, target competitions, and personal defense.
The Smith and Wesson .38 Special has since seen less service in the US Law Enforcement Agencies and almost no use in military service, but the round has continued to be developed by ammunition companies. These Remington Express .38 Special rounds are loaded with a 125 grain, SJHP or Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point design bullets with a +P (+ Power) rating. Each bullet has a partial copper jacket with a full lead core, and they’re loaded into a new, reloadable, heavy duty, non-corrosive Boxer primed, nickel-plated brass case. These rounds have a decent muzzle energy that strikes the target at 248-foot pounds, and the muzzle velocity of this round is a subsonic 945-feet per second. These loads come in the easily recognizable yellow and green Remington, 50-round packs. Grab yourself a couple boxes today!
Review by William
This ammunition Chronographed at 1180 FPS out of my Glock 19 which is my off duty carry gun and it had a Standard Deviation so small no one should care, it's consistent. I got a 1.8 Times Expansion Ratio average into 10% ballistic gel and a weight retention of well over 90 % for all mediums using my test which mimics the FBI Protocol minus the sheet metal. I add in steel doors for the home invasion scenario etc.... Beside the steel doors, one can expect about 15 inches of average penetration which is more than enough given proper shot placement.
I can't see through sheet metal so I don't use it in testing but I have shot through enough auto glass windshields with this to be 100% comfortable with it regarding vehicle usage scenarios should one unfortunately occur.
The accuracy with this ammunition was as expected, better than 95% of what any of the students I have trained can achieve in SHTF scenarios under stress. My Glock prefers 124 grains for printing one hole groups at 5-7 yards. I don't have a ransom rest 50 yard group to present and never will as I just don't care, that's not combat shooting anyway, it's more than accurate enough to get the job done Period
I can choose any round on the market I want for personal defense and frankly I've passed on some that are not on the civilian market, I can buy it through LE channels most cannot, but the rounds in my wife and daughters magazines are Rem GS Bonded +P 124 Grains. What more endorsement can I give?
Yes, I placed this at a 5 star bargain. It's expensive and I know this but Remington as far as I know doesn't sell bonded ammo to civilian outlets, I don't know how they got it and don't care.
If your wife or daughter had to shoot a home invader or scum bag would you question what the cost of the ammo was? Heck no as they will practice will ball rounds anyway.
The folks at BulkAmmo are great to deal with, give them a shot at your business and they will not disappoint you. (Posted on 5/23/13)
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