"Law Enforcement Only" Federal Hydra-Shok .38 Special +p+ [50 round box]

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  1. fireninja13

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    gone
     
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    How many rounds/boxes?
     
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    it was a 50 round box like the title says
     
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    What he said :)
     
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    Oops! Reading is fundamental. Thanks guys. :oops:
     
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    No worries :)

    Seriously though, this is good stuff and about the hottest factory defensive load you can put in a .38 -- target marketed to LEOs who were forbidden from carrying scary Magnum ammo for PR reasons.

    Unfortunately my sole remaining .38 is a S&W M&P from 1913 before they started heat-treating the cylinders -- so no super hot ammo for it. I'm sure someone hereabouts can put it to good use.

    I even added pics :)
     
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    +P+ is not a gimmick. This ammo is loaded up like a .357+ and should only be shot in a quality gun that can take the pressure. I think the box has some kind of disclaimer, ergo the "Law Enforcement Only" on the box. Usually an issued gun is disposable and if it breaks the taxpayer buys a new one. I would only use this ammo in a gun that is chambered for a .357 to be safe.
     
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    reduced to $40. Or trade me for some .357 or 9mm.
     
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    +p+ has the potential for gimmickry as there is no such thing as a SAAMI standard for that rating. thus,
    the manufacturer can claim 1 PSI over standard SAAMI and boast +P+, or it can be 1000 PSI over +P
    of 18500 PSI. so when you purchase such a load, you're trusting them based on that extra "+" symbol
    without actually knowing what the pressure rating. It is not common that the manufs post this. Natch,
    they don't need to for standard and +P ammo as they conform to SAAMI specs.
     
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