What brands make 38 Super?
Colt Lightweight Commander 1911 TALO Army Green, Semi-Automatic, . 38 Super, 4.25″ Barrel, 9+1 Rounds.
Does Colt still make 38 Super?
38 Super. Colt was discontinuing the long-serving .
Does Sig Sauer make a 38 Super?
38 Super +P Elite Performance Ammunition. SIG Sauer recently introduced . 38 Super Auto+P to its line of V-Crown line of ammunition.
Why do competition shooters use 38 Super?
38 Super was the cartridge of choice for shooters in Open division for many years because they could load it to Major power factor. It was so popular in this role that smaller shops such as Starline produced brass specifically for USPSA shooters.
What does 38 Super compare to?
38 Super +P cartridge ballistics have been improved over the years by the use of modern propellants. Since the early 2000s, ammunition is available with velocities exceeding 1,400 ft/s (430 m/s). This is impressive from a semi-automatic pistol and is comparable to the . 357 SIG.
Why is 38 Super so expensive?
Purely supply and demand. Similar to why 28 gauge ammo costs almost twice what a 12 gauge load does. Makers don’t make as much so unit costs are higher. Add in that they probably only make one production run per year.
Can you shoot 9mm out of 38 Super?
And yes, you can shoot 9mm ammo in 38 Super barrel MOST of the time, if the chamber of your barrel is not extremely match grade tight. BUT you should not do it too often, it will shorten the life of the extractor, because that is what holding the 9mm round in a 38 Super barrel.
Which is better 9mm or 38 Super?
38 Super a more powerful round than the 9mm Luger. The . 38 Super offers heavier bullet loads, being a longer cartridge. Although most shooters want lighter bullets because it usually has a higher velocity, in the case of 38 Super, you can throw a heavier bullet faster at a lower chamber pressure than with a 9mm.
Which is more powerful a 38 or a 9mm?
The 9mm is ballistically superior to the . 38 Special, there’s no doubt about that. 38 Special only produces 264 foot-pounds of force (147-grain bullet at 900 feet per second out of a 4-inch barrel), while standard pressure 9mm can produce 365 foot-pounds of force (124-grain bullet at 1,150 feet per second).
Is there a difference between 38 and 38 special?
There’s no difference between a . 38 and a 38 special. The former refers to a caliber with a . 357 inch bullet diameter, while the latter is a cartridge variant under the .
What gun is stronger 9mm or 38?
What kind of firing pin does a Colt Series 80 use?
Because of this it is important to remember that only Colt Series 80 models, and a couple of “clone” 1911 makers use a firing pin block.
When did Colt stop using the collet bushing?
Prior pistols became known as “pre-Series 70” guns, and since the collet bushing was not used in the Commander models there were technically never any Series 70 Commanders. The collet bushing was finally phased out around 1988 or so, several years into Series 80 production.
What kind of ammunition does a series 70 Colt use?
The Series 70 Government Model Colts were chambered in .45 ACP, .38 Super, 9mm Parabellum and 9mm Steyr (for overseas sales). The Government Model has a 5” barrel with checkered walnut grips adorned with the Colt medallion.
What was the Colt Auto sight before Series 70?
Prior to the advent of the Series 70, Colt auto shooters had two basic choices: the very tight, target-tuned National Match or the M1911A1, albeit repackaged and finished nicely.