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.38 S&W Handgun Ammo

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 It was developed by Smith & Wesson in 1877. 38 Smith & Wesson (.38 S&W) ammunition is a great choice for casual target shooting. Versions of the cartridge were the standard revolver cartridges of the British military from 1922 until the 1960s. Though similar in name, it is not interchangeable with the later .38 Smith & Wesson Special due to a different case shape and slightly larger bullet diameter. 

The round was first introduced in 1877 for use in the S&W .38. Supplies of 38 S&W are relatively limited compared to many other types of ammunition.

About .38 S&W

  • Type Revolver
  • Place of origin United States
  • Designer Smith & Wesson
  • Designed 1877
  • Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
  • Variants .38/200


  • Bullet diameter .361 in (9.2 mm)
  • Neck diameter .3855 in (9.79 mm)
  • Base diameter     .3865 in (9.82 mm)
  • Rim diameter .440 in (11.2 mm)
  • Rim thickness .055 in (1.4 mm)
  • Case length .775 in (19.7 mm)
  • Overall length 1.240 in (31.5 mm)

Ballistic performance

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
158 gr (10 g) L SWC 767 ft/s (234 m/s)   206 ft⋅lbf (279 J)
195 gr (13 g) L RN 653 ft/s (199 m/s) 185 ft⋅lbf (251 J)
200 gr (13 g) LRN 620 ft/s (190 m/s) 176 ft⋅lbf (239 J)

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