Is a 38 Special a good revolver?

38 Special is still popular, particularly among those who prefer the simplicity and aesthetic of revolvers. It is inexpensive and available in a wide variety of configurations, from regular ball ammo to hollow points to high pressure +P rounds. Here are five of the best guns you can shoot .

How powerful is a 38 Special revolver?

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).

Are 38 Special revolvers good for self-defense?

38 Special is one of the best revolver cartridges ever made. 38 Special is most commonly used in short-barreled ‘snub nose’ revolvers such as the Ruger LCR and Smith & Wesson J-Frame. These revolvers are purpose-made for concealed carry and have features that make them ideal for self-defense.

Is Norma 38 special ammo good?

Engineered with legendary Norma quality, the 38 Special Ammunition delivers the excellent performance you expect. Norma products far exceed performance expectations and earns high praise in the field.

Why is .22 ammo so scarce?

The ongoing ammo shortage is not the result of any single issue. It stems from several social, economic, and political events in the United States and worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic, the George Floyd protests, and the 2020 US presidential elections have contributed to the shortage.

How big is the Chamber on a Ruger 38 Special?

The aggressively fluted 400 series stainless steel cylinder is lightweight and compact, measuring only 1.25 inches in diameter in the chamber area. Treated to an advanced form of Ruger’s Target Grey finish, this stainless steel cylinder is strong, durable and designed to handle hot .38 Special +P loads.

Is the Ruger LCR 38 Special a Snubby revolver?

The Ruger LCR.38 Special +P is a Hammerless Light Compact Revolver with a polymer housing— the only snubby of its kind!

What kind of Revolver is the Ruger Special?

The Ruger LCR .38 Special +P is a Hammerless Light Compact Revolver with a polymer housing— the only snubby of its kind! When I entered law enforcement in the mid-1970s, the revolver was king. Concerns over weapon effectiveness were normally directed towards the caliber of the gun as few doubted that the revolver could deliver.

What’s the difference between A.38 special and a 357 Magnum?

The hotter .38 Special +P loads in the polymer-framed Ruger start to feel a lot more like a .357 Magnum in a steel gun, to me–not quite as bad, but definitely closer to a .357 experience than a .38 experience. The most objectionable part of the recoil for me was the trigger slap that I experienced.