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


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Hornady Ammunition 158 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is .38 Special Hornady 158gr. Jacketed Hollow Point XTP Ammo. Hornady offers high quality factory loads at a great price. Hornady loads are built to the tightest tolerances for peak performance that rival and at times surpass hand loads in many guns. This ammo is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases. This ammo comes packed in 25rd. boxes.

  • Manufacturer
    Hornady Ammunition
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    158 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Manufacturer SKU
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
  • Cost Per Round

Ballistic Gel Testing


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 38 Special self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Hornady Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 38 Special ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Hornady Ammunition 158 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special compare to other 38 SPECIAL?

25rds - 38 Special Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.5 18 18.4 18.7 23.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 158 158 158 158 158
Bullet Velocity (fps) 622 681 688 690 696
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by KOREY KLEIN

    Ran these through my snubby and model 10 with a 6 in barrel. Solid round with easy recoil on both weapons. Wish Hornady had a +p of this round but these will do the job for sure. With my model 10 i can keep a 2-3 inch spread with the fixed sights at 20 yards. Awesome round!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Timothy Cook

    Ran all them through my colt cobra and lets just say i wouldn't want to be the one breaking into my house..i sleep better knowing there are six of these little devils ready to go..will be buying more.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Chris Case

    I love heavy bullets! Deadly accurate, clean, sweet recoil, holy mackerel son, I wouldn't want to get hit by this bad boy!!! Love it! Love it!

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