What ammo can I use in my 38 special?
What Type of Ammunition Can I Fire In My Revolver?
|If Your Revolver Is Marked …||It Will Safely Fire These Cartridges …|
|.327 Federal Magnum||.327 Federal Magnum, .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Long|
|.38 Special||.38 Special|
|.38 Special +P||.38 Special +P, .38 Special|
|.357 Magnum||.357 Magnum, .38 Special +P, .38 Special|
What is the difference between 38 and 38 special ammunition?
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.
What kind of ammo does a Colt Detective Special Use?
“I have a comment regarding the use of +P ammo in .38 caliber Detective Specials. According to the owners manual that came with my .38 Special Diamondback, purchased in the early 1980s, D-frame Colt revolvers, specifically including the Detective Special, can safely use +P ammo, subject to certain limitations.
What was original price of Colt Detective 38?
Sold on their own, the grips might bring $150-$300, but technically I might have paid the same price for this gun without them. So I split the difference. We know the original price of this gun in 1965 to be $110 because the price sticker is still on the original box.
Which is the best.38 special ammo for self defense?
These are far from the only acceptable choices for .38 Special self-defense ammo. The Hornady Critical Defense load, featuring a 110-grain FTX bullet also performed pretty well. The same goes for the 158-grain semi-watcutter loads by Remington and Winchester.
When did the Colt Detective Special come out?
Introduced in 1927, the Detective Special was one of the first short-barreled revolvers produced with a modern swing-out frame. It was designed from the outset to be chambered for higher-powered cartridges such as the .38 Special, considered to be a powerful caliber for a concealable pocket revolver of the day.