38 Super Pros & Cons

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Inksmith, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Inksmith

    Salem, Oregon
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    I am interested in odd ball firearms. Perhaps lesser utilized rounds could be a better term. Does anyone out there have any thoughts opions real word experience etc with 38 Super? if so what are your thoughts?
  2. gunjunky

    Arlington, WA
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    I was introduced to the .38 Super when my father was shooting it competitively and I would help reload for him. In those days they pushed the round very fast to make major power but still recoil was fairly mild; the super is a great round and I still use and carry it often today. The only super I currently have is a Commander I built using a barrel set my father gave me, if you have a pair of .38 Super and 9mm barrels sitting around you can’t not use them right. Anyway that pistol was built using a Caspian Ti frame and is a very nice carry gun.

    One big advantage of the 9mm breach face guns in say the 1911 platform is you can tune the gun to shoot a variety of rounds with barrel changes. For example you can use the same gun to shoot .38 Super, 9mm, 9x23, .38 TJ and many others. The 9x23 is a very interesting round in its own right. In my Commander for instance a simple barrel change and I can shoot 9mm for practice and .38 Super for carry.

    Have fun it is a great cartridge.

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