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.
  • Manufacturer
    Remington Ammunition
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    125 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Pressure
  • Manufacturer SKU
    RTP38S21 - 22283
  • 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 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.

Remington Ammunition 125 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

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
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
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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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