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Old June 29, 2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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@melcob: Not sure if I understand your question, but .38+P is a little more powerful than standard .38 Special, because it has a higher pressure (the +P designation).

.38+P isn't that much more powerful, but at least for hollow point rounds, which achieve greater effects by expanding, every bit helps.

Here's an example of the difference: from Remington, their standard .38 Special round of 125 grains bullet weight makes 800 feet per second, while their .38+P round of 125 grains bullet weight makes 945 feet per second.
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