How good is a 38 special for self defense?

How good is a 38 special for self defense?

38 Special are that it’s effective in a self-defense capacity in service-size pistols. It doesn’t produce excessive recoil, so most shooters can accurately shoot it. That made it very popular with police departments and civilians. Simply load, point, shoot and repeat.

Why do they call it a 38 Special?

38″ referring to the approximate diameter of the loaded brass case. This came about because the original . 38-caliber cartridge, the . 38 Short Colt, was designed for use in converted .

What was the serial number of the Colt 32?

Colt New Police .32 – Collector’s Information, Serial Number 40539, New Police / Police Positive .32 Police Cartridge (ca. 1907) Late Colt New Police / Police Positive Serial Number 40539 with 4″ barrel – Factory high polish blue finish with fire blue small parts and black checkered hard rubber grips.

When did the colt new police come out?

Pistol was manufactured in 1907. Close-up of “Colt’s New Police” logo on left side of frame. Colt Police Positive Serial Number 40539 with 4″ barrel – right side. Front site is standard early rounded type. The trigger and rear of the hammer are fire blued. Early Police Positive logo is on the right side of the barrel.

What kind of cartridge does the Colt Police Positive Special fire?

Colt did this – both with the .32 and the .38 Special – named them the “Colt New Police” to avoid advertising the Smith and Wesson developments. The Police Positive Special will fire the old .32 S&W cartridge as well as the Long and will not do at all well with the old .32 Colt and Long Colt Cartridges.

Is there a positive safety on a colt?

All of these revolvers employ the 1905 vintage “Positive Safety”, a hammer-block that permits safe carry with all chambers loaded. It is the most –produced revolver in the Colt line, encompassing some 750,000 units with room for confusion occasioned by shared serial numbers.