Good read on 38 sp. snub nose ballistics

Good read on 38 sp. snub nose ballistics

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    Good read on 38 sp. snub nose ballistics

    Looking at carrying 38 special out of a snub nose. I was looking for info and found this interesting.
    S&W M&P 9mm
    Springfield Loaded Champion 1911
    Dan Wesson 357 w/ 8" barrel
    Dan Wesson 1911 Bobtail 45 ACP
    Keltec P3AT
    Ruger LCR 38 +P


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    Found what interesting?
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    sorry, having problems. Pocket Full Of Dynamite
    S&W M&P 9mm
    Springfield Loaded Champion 1911
    Dan Wesson 357 w/ 8" barrel
    Dan Wesson 1911 Bobtail 45 ACP
    Keltec P3AT
    Ruger LCR 38 +P

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    Thanks. Was a good read
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    Glad I could contribute to a site that has provided me w/ so much knowledge.
    S&W M&P 9mm
    Springfield Loaded Champion 1911
    Dan Wesson 357 w/ 8" barrel
    Dan Wesson 1911 Bobtail 45 ACP
    Keltec P3AT
    Ruger LCR 38 +P

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    Thanks for the link.
    I thought it interesting that this particular test found the Hornady XTP standard pressure round to be a great performer. Ever notice that most of the .38 Spec. ammo you see available is +P? It's been suggested that +P ammo and 2" barrels don't exactly complement each other, and this test seems to validate that. At least in a snubnose, +P may not be worth the trouble. I suppose this serves as a reminder to seek out the ammo your particular gun shoots well.

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    Good info...
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    That’s a good read; any idea when it was published? I didn’t see any mention of Gold Dot 135gr GDSB. I know it is many people’s (and my) preferred carry round.
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    How old

    Not sure how old it is, but the 158gr and 125gr +P Nyclad have been out of production for years. The 125 non +p just got re-introduced. Maybe as much as 10 years out of production?

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    I don't think the article is too old. If you'll notice to the right of the article is a photo of a Ruger SR9 on a magzine cover. I too like the 135gr +P Gold Dot.

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