Is 38 Super the same as 38 ACP?
38 ACP, also known as . 38 ACP cartridge propels a 130-grain (8.4 g) bullet at 1,050 ft/s (320.0 m/s), whereas the . 38 Super pushes the same bullet at 1,280 ft/s (390.1 m/s).
Is 38 Auto the same as 380 ACP?
No 38 Auto and 380 are not the same. They are close in diameter and use the same bullet diameter.
What is the difference between 38 auto and 38 special?
38 is a caliber, a measurement of bullet diameter. . 38 Special is a cartridge, with a specific case length and chamber pressure that uses a . 38 caliber bullet.
Is there such a thing as a 38 automatic?
38 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), also known as the . 38 Auto or 9x23mmSR, is a semi-rimmed pistol cartridge that was introduced at the turn of the 20th century for the John Browning-designed Colt M1900. It was first used in Colt’s Model 1897 prototype, which he did not produce.
Is the 9mm bullet the same size as the.38 special?
Believe it or not…or actually believe it because it’s true…the 9mm bullet is the same diameter as the bullet used in the .380 and the .38 Special. The difference between the three is the amount of gunpowder behind it and possibly bullet weight. It is the standard round for NATO countries and the majority of police forces around the world.
What’s the difference between a.357 Magnum and a 38 Special?
The .357 Magnum is identical to the round except for being slightly longer. You can safely fire a .38 Special in a .357 Magnum gun, but don’t try the other way around due to size and pressure constraints. Bullet weights vary from 110 to 132 to 158 gr.
What kind of ammo did the police use?
The .38 Special revolver was the standard then, using 158-grain round-nose lead ammunition with a muzzle velocity of 755 feet per second, generating some 200 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle. This ammunition, from the beginning, performed dismally at its intended purpose.
What kind of ammo does the NYPD use?
NYPD, with some 30,000 officers carrying this type of ammo, the Speer Gold Dot +P 124-grain, is happy with the performance of its 9mm service pistols. Ditto the Orlando, Florida, Police Department, which uses the Winchester Ranger 127-grain +P+ in their standard issue 9mm SIGs.