The 38 Special brass ammo was the standard service cartridge for the majority of United States police departments from the 1920s to the 1990s. It was also a common sidearm cartridge used by United States military personnel in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In other parts of the world, it is known by its metric designation of 9×29.5mmR or 9.1×29mmR.
Known for its accuracy and manageable recoil, the .38 Special brass ammo remains one of the most popular revolver cartridges in the worldmore than a century after its introduction. It is used for recreational target shooting, formal target competition, personal defense, and small-game hunting.
The main difference between 38 and 38 special is that 38 is a caliber, i.e. the internal diameter of a gun barrel, and is usually used to refer to all cartridge variants that can be used in it, while 38 Special is a special cartridge variant of 38 caliber bullet.
Demand for a .38 Special catridge with even greater performance for law enforcement led to the introduction of the +P+ .38 Special cartridge, first introduced by Federal and Winchester. Ammunitionsuplus offers a variety of brands for the venerable handgun ammuniton including Hornady and Federal Browse a selection of 38 SPECIAL BRASS AMMO in stock for sale on ammunitionsuplus today.