50rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWHP Ammo

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Federal Ammunition 158 Grain Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point(LSWCHP) Ammo Details

Do you carry a compact handgun such as the S&W Model 642 or Ruger LCR for personal protection? A snub-nosed revolver like that may not give a hollow point exactly the oomph it needs to open up all the way, but if you chamber this 38 Special +P round from Federal’s Law Enforcement line of ammunition you’ll be in great hands. Its 158 grain lead semi-wadcutter hollow point bullet has a broad meplat that’s guaranteed to punch a sizable hole out of any target it could find itself barreling toward. Lead is soft and deforms easily, which in conjunction with the bullet’s hollow nose cavity assures that you’ll get the wide wound channel requisite for doubling over pretty much any threat you could encounter.

This round is made for law enforcement professionals, but we reason you could make good use of its high quality reloadable brass casing, clean burning propellant, and responsive primer just like any cop would. Please note that this is +P ammo, and that you’d better only chamber it in a firearm that’s rated for it or risk not being able to thumb your nose at people anymore.
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Pressure
    +P
  • Manufacturer SKU
    38G
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    900
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    029465084134
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.44/ppr

Federal Ammunition 38 Special Ballistic Data

Federal Ammunition 38 Special Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.200
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.177
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 900 883 866 851 836
Energy ft lbs 284 273 263 254 245
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -1.9 -6.7 -14.5

Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 38 Special

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
148 Grain Lead Wadcutter Fiocchi Ammunition
#25
648 fps
#24
138 ft lbs
130 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#12
852 fps
#14
209 ft lbs
130 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#7
890 fps
#7
229 ft lbs
130 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#17
787 fps
#22
179 ft lbs
130 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#6
899 fps
#6
233 ft lbs
158 Grain Lead Round Nose (LRN) Federal Ammunition
#20
745 fps
#17
195 ft lbs
148 Grain Lead Wadcutter Remington Ammunition
#23
710 fps
#25
110 ft lbs
130 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
844 fps
#15
206 ft lbs
158 Grain Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point(LSWCHP) Federal Ammunition
#10
866 fps
#2
263 ft lbs
148 Grain Lead Wadcutter Winchester Ammunition
#24
690.5 fps
#23
157 ft lbs
130 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#16
791 fps
#21
181 ft lbs
125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Blazer
#8
888 fps
#11
219 ft lbs
158 Grain Lead Round Nose (LRN) Blazer
#21
729 fps
#19
186 ft lbs
158 Grain Lead Round Nose (LRN) Magtech
#22
723 fps
#20
183 ft lbs
158 Grain Lead Round Nose (LRN) Federal Ammunition
#19
745 fps
#18
195 ft lbs
158 Grain #1 Shot Black Hills Ammunition
#15
800 fps
#10
225 ft lbs
158 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#14
802 fps
#9
226 ft lbs
125 Grain Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP) Remington Ammunition
#4
921 fps
#5
235 ft lbs
125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#1
1050 fps
#1
306 ft lbs
158 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#11
861 fps
#3
260 ft lbs
132 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#9
879 fps
#8
226 ft lbs
158 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#18
775 fps
#13
211 ft lbs
110 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#5
911 fps
#16
203 ft lbs
90 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#2
1032 fps
#12
213 ft lbs
125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#3
950 fps
#4
250 ft lbs
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Gjoe

    This is great ammo. The federal 158gr I shoot and reload it and the +p rating is good in both. Load federal brass with speer 158gr lswchp bullets to +p setting you can't go wrong.

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    posted on by Jack DeValera

    I first used this ammo with my Ruger 357 Security Six in the 1970's as a security guard. I found the gun and ammo decent.

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    posted on by Jack DeValera

    I first used this ammo with my Ruger 357 Security Six in the 1970's as a security guard. I found the gun and ammo decent.

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    posted on by Paul McKee

    This is the only 38spl +p round i know that has consistent expansion every time. The soft lead 158gr gives deep penetration too. In my opinion it is the best self defense 38spl +p round on the market. It was also the FBI’s round for many years.

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    posted on by Richard Simpson

    This is reliable ammunition. The recoil is manageable , and in low light, the muzzle flash is no greater than standard velocity ammo. It goes “bang!” every time I squeeze the trigger. It is a viable contender for one of the top ammo choices for use in small frame revolvers rated for +p use.

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    posted on by Joe McHale

    I carried this round as a city police officer in Metropolitan Denver for eight years, and as a private investigator at Colorado, Wisconsin, and Florida for an additional 20 years. On the range and in the field,the ammunition never failed me. I used S&W Models 19, 15, 36 and 60. The k and j frames had no difficulty with this +P ammunition.

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