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Video of speer 135g +p .38 in action...wow!

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by lonewolf01, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. lonewolf01

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    Forgive me if you've seen this before but it is a great video displaying the effectiveness of the speer 135g +p GDHP in .38 special.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k890Rio2oBY"]Speer Gold Dot .38 Special +P 135 gr Ammo Test - YouTube[/ame]


    I know Mas endorses this round for .38 special snubbies and based on this test, I can see why. That expansion would ruin your whole day! I now carry this in my 642.
     
  2. FL Airedale

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    That's pretty impressive. I don't carry a short barrel .38 but my dad does. I think I'll buy a box for him.
     


  3. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    That is a solid performer for sure. I used to carry a j-frame, might start again.
     
  4. hunter won

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    This is the NYPD issue round for .38 special revolvers. Another good choice is the Remington 158 grain LSWCHP.
     
  5. gofastman

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    Looks like a real good runner up to the .38+P DPX :tongueout:
     
  6. RVER

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    I recently went back to carrying a snubby (Ruger LCR) and have been loading it with this round.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  7. Chup

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    I read that the N.Y.P.D. was so impressed with this load that a large California P.D. has approved it. I can't remember which One. (my brain is old)
     
  8. Dexters

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    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  9. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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  10. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    DPX looks like a good runner up to Gold Dot's proven track record and documented street data.:whistling:
     
  11. gunowner1

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    Where do you find the street data for DPX? Is there any?
     
  12. Providence

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    That is an interesting video! Makes me feel good about my 442 ammo.
     
  13. badge4436

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    Both LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department make this round available for active duty officers/deputies who carry a .38 for backup or off duty. As an LASD retiree I can go to their range and get a great deal on a couple of boxes of 50. I carry this in my Smith 642.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012
  14. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I really believe the Speer GDHP Short Barrel 135 gr 38 +P is
    the very best SD ammo available for a snubbie revolver.
    That's all I carry in my S&W 342 ti J-Frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. cowboy1964

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    This round gives the little, light, J-frame quite a kick. I do not enjoying the J-frame at all.
     
  16. Chup

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    You don't shoot a lot of them. Just shoot enough to Know ware they hit and if you can control them. I have been told that recoil, and blast is a range issue and not noticed when TSHTF. Dry fire and lighter loads can get you familiar with the gun.