50rds – 38 Special +P Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo

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Remington Ammunition 125 Grain Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP) Ammo Details

You don’t want ammo in your self-defense pistol that’s only good for making loud noises and puny holes -- you want the power to lay a threat sideways immediately, which is why you want this 38 Special +P cartridge from Remington’s HTP line of ammunition. Its semi-jacketed hollow point bullet will consistently expand to one and a half times (if not double) its original .355 inch diameter, and with a jacket to facilitate penetration it predictably burrows right to the optimal depth needed to gravely injure your target. It gives a new meaning to the phrase “going out with a bang” -- at least to the target, that is to say.

A Remington product in full, this round has components that you can place your confidence in. Its factory fresh brass casing has been drawn to exacting specifications, and its Kleanbore primer will ignite its high grade propellant without coating the inside of your pistol with corrosive residues. Please do note that this is +P ammo, and you had only better fire it from a pistol that’s rated for it lest you risk never being able to properly extend your pinky while drinking from a cup of tea at a fancy garden party again.
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Pressure
    +P
  • Manufacturer SKU
    RTP38S21 - 22283
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    945
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    047700427003
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.42/ppr

Gel test Results

 

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 Remington 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 Remington 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.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 38 Special +P Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds – 38 Special +P Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo

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

50rds – 38 Special +P Remington HTP 125gr. SJHP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 11.6 12.7 14.9 17.3 17.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.36 0.45 0.5 0.54
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 124.8 125 125 125 125
Bullet Velocity (fps) 839 893 917 919 920

Remington Ammunition 38 Special Ballistic Data

Remington Ammunition 38 Special Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
4
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.140
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 945 921 898 n/a n/a
Energy ft lbs 248 235 224 n/a n/a
Bullet drop inch n/a -0.3 -1.3 n/a n/a

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 M. Smith

    This round failed three of the five rounds that were fired. two did not expand at all and one expanded poorly at best. While penetration is very good expansion is overall poor. This round is not for under three inch bbl firearms and probably better in four inch firearms. Use 110 grain or 125 grain standard loads up to and inclusive of three inch barrels and you will experience good to great penetration and expansion.

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