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Postby jbullard1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:51 pm

What do you think?
Yes it is a weaker cartridge, but I'll bet it beats a stick for defense.
The reason I ask is I have lots of wadcutters, primer, powder and brass.
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Re: 38 Special

Postby gtk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:55 pm

While there are more powerful guns, I still wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of one..

I know a lady who has a big duffle bag full of wadcutters in 38, probably around 1K rounds. Her late husband had them..
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:05 pm

I has one
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Re: 38 Special

Postby RSB » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:16 pm

I have one also, I keep shotshells in it. :W:
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Right now it's in the center console loaded with wadcutters, really need a personal defense load tho
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Postby 6speed60 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:50 pm

My wife has one. Little short barreled hammer less Charter Arms revolver. She is dead accurate with it too! Don't believe me? Try some funny business with her and find out for yourself! Lol.

Yea it's a smaller round but I still think its great for concealed carry, and for close range protection.
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Re: 38 Special

Postby leepurvis » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:29 am

I think its a great self-defense round. It wouldn't have been around as long as it has if it wasn't. Numerous studies have shown that it really doesn't matter the size of the round, its where you shoot them, just like deer hunting.
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Re: 38 Special

Postby Bullie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:32 am

Unless you are using a .270
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Re: 38 Special

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:28 am

Shot placement is the key with any of them...course I don't think anyone would care to be gut shot with that 38 Spl. either. ;)
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Re: 38 Special

Postby Ironwood » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:11 pm

I don't care for wadcutters in a 38 Special. Most wadcutters are 158 grains. If they are purchased more than likely they are loaded light for targets. For self defense I would rather use the 125 grain hollow points with a maximum charge of powder.

This little clip compares the 148 grain wadcutter to the 125 grain Hollow Point. It's worth watching.
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:20 pm

When we bought them they were cheap and we were using them to target shoot so I could get used to shooting it since I have never owned a pistol, we just haven't picked up a box of self defense loads
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Re: 38 Special

Postby jv » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:31 pm

My wife has a hammer less 38 special Smith & Wesson and if im right she has 130 grain full metal jackets bullets in it right now but need to get some hollow points.
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Re: 38 Special

Postby schoolmarm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:59 pm

one of my favorite cartriges to load and shoot. Have pistols and rifles that shoot it. Did my Enhanced Carry with a Mod 14 S&W.
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Re: 38 Special

Postby Part Time Hunter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:59 am

.38 is a fine load if put in the right spot. I have a 5 shot chief's special that has been my carry weapon for 20 years or more. It is the most compact handgun I own is the main reason it gets carried the most. I wouldn't want to shoot it for target practice much but for protection its fine. Think about it, when used in defense situations it would be at very close range anyway. Heck, a .22 would work in most situations.
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