Thread: .38 +P+ brass
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Old May 7, 2013, 04:06 PM   #6
old bear
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.38Spl+P+ was marketed to LE agencies essentially as a sham to allow officers (and sometimes security guards) to carry ammo with performance comparable to .357Mag
The real sham/scam was pulled off by the ammo makers who convinced everyone that +P+ was stealth .357 Magnum ammo, it was not.

I have 4 boxes of Federal 38 special 147Gr +P+ ammo, and every box is marked noting a Velocity of 950 FPS at the muzzle and an energy rating of 295 foot pounds. Which is nothing close to .357 Magnum velocity or energy. Sorry Folks.
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