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38 Special Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 15 different loads of 38 Special self-defense ammo into ballistic gel

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38 special hollow point ammunition is designed with a bullet that expands upon contact with a target. This hollow front or point absorbs flesh and expands as pressure forces the point to open. This creates a wider diameter bullet, causing a larger wound channel, and slowing the bullet down. Since the bullet will rapidly lose velocity the chance of over-penetration is minimized, allowing for optimal conditions to take down your target with lethal force. Look for reliable self-defense rounds for sale from trusted names like Hornady, Federal and Remington below:

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  1. 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 125gr. +P Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 125gr. +P Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $36.42
    $0.73/ppr

    12 In Stock

  2. 20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 129gr. +P HP Ammo 20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 129gr. +P HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $13.95
    $0.70/ppr

    49 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 129gr. +P HP 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 129gr. +P HP
    $49.95
    $1.00/ppr

    35 In Stock

  4. 20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 110gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 110gr. HP Ammo
    $17.45
    $0.87/ppr

    24 In Stock

  5. 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo
    $22.95
    $0.46/ppr

    90 In Stock

  6. 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $399.00
    $0.40/ppr

    7 In Stock

  7. 20rds - 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo 20rds - 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $27.00
    $1.35/ppr

    162 In Stock

  8. 200rds – 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo 200rds – 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo
    $225.00
    $1.13/ppr

    16 In Stock

  9. 50rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 125gr Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point 50rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 125gr Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
    $18.95
    $0.38/ppr

    22 In Stock

  10. 25rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 125gr XTP +P Hollow Point Ammo 25rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 125gr XTP +P Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $14.95
    $0.60/ppr

    44 In Stock

  11. 50rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo
    $22.95
    $0.46/ppr

    63 In Stock

  12. 1000rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo  1000rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo
    $419.95
    $0.42/ppr

    3 In Stock

  13. 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $22.95
    $0.92/ppr

    97 In Stock

  14. 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $20.95
    $0.84/ppr

    59 In Stock

  15. 25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo 25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $20.95
    $0.84/ppr

    55 In Stock

  16. 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $204.95
    $0.82/ppr

    2 In Stock

  17. 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Lite Defense 90gr. FTX Ammo 25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Lite Defense 90gr. FTX Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $20.95
    $0.84/ppr

    98 In Stock

  18. 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo
    $194.95
    $0.78/ppr

    3 In Stock

  19. 250rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo
    $184.95
    $0.74/ppr

    5 In Stock

  20. 1000rds - 38 Special Magtech 158gr. SJHP Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Magtech 158gr. SJHP Ammo
    $369.95
    $0.37/ppr

    1 In Stock

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38 Special Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
500rds - 38 Special Black Hills 125gr. +P Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 125gr. +P Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  22.12"
0.35" 822
20rds - 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo 200rds – 38 Special +P Federal Personal Defense Micro 130gr. HST JHP Ammo
  12.66"
0.72" 872
20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 129gr. +P HP Ammo
  19.56"
0.35" 828
20rds - 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok 110gr. HP Ammo 200rds – 38 Special Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil 110gr. JHP Ammo
  14.52"
0.51" 936
50rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo 1000rds – 38 Special Fiocchi 158gr. JHP Ammo
  15.5"
0.35" 686
25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr.+P FTX HP Ammo
  14.64"
0.47" 961
25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo
  14.78"
0.46" 829
25rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Lite Defense 90gr. FTX Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 90gr. FTX Ammo
  13.9"
0.45" 910
25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo 250rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo
  18.58"
0.35" 675
50rds - 38 Special Remington HTP 125gr. +P SJHP Ammo 500rds - 38 Special Remington HTP 125gr. +P SJHP Ammo
  14.78"
0.44" 898
20rds - 38 Special SinterFire Special Duty 110gr. Frangible HP Ammo
  16.3"
0.35" 1060
50rds - 38 Special Speer LE Gold Dot Short Barrel 135gr. +P Ammo
  13.74"
0.57" 886
200rds - 38 Special Winchester 130gr. +P Bonded PDX1 JHP Ammo
  17.86"
0.51" 843
50rds - 38 Special Winchester Silvertip 125gr. +P JHP Ammo 500rds - 38 Special +P Winchester 125gr. Super-X Silvertip Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  15.96"
0.49" 871
20rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo 200rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo
  20.28"
0.38" 857

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