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38 S&W was introduced in 1877 by Smith & Wesson as a standard revolver cartridge. The cartridge featured a heeled bullet with the same diameter of bullet and case neck equal to 38 inch, which was standard for that era. Later, this feature was discarded and the bullet was downsized but did not change the designation. The design of this cartridge was found to have relatively low velocity which allowed all of the energy of the cartridge to be spent inside the human target without the bullet passing through.

The 38 S&W is known for its wide military use in both world wars, as well as the Korean war. Due to a different case shape and larger bullet diameter, the 38 S&W is not to be confused with the 38 Special, as these are not interchangeable.

Like the 38 S&W, AmmoFast offers dependable ammunition in all calibers from many high quality brands like Prvi Partizan, Hornady, Federal, and CCI.