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Old July 29, 2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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What is a .38 special- P

A buddy of mine, recently bought and .38 Special "P". No, I am familiar with +P and +P, +P. I am not familiar with stand alone - P and neither is he. ......

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Old July 29, 2020, 11:35 AM   #2
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Is it a case headstamp? marking on an ammo box? on a gun?

Who made it??
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Old July 29, 2020, 11:42 AM   #3
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Is it a case headstamp? marking on an ammo box? on a gun?
I'm told it's on a Federal box of ammo. Forgot to ask about the headstamp .....

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Old July 29, 2020, 11:48 AM   #4
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How about a picture?
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Old July 29, 2020, 12:09 PM   #5
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Missing ink making a '+' look like a '-' ?
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Old July 29, 2020, 01:22 PM   #6
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It means it is such low pressure that your gun will implode into a black hole.
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Old July 29, 2020, 01:56 PM   #7
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Stay in your own lane; "Bro"

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It means it is such low pressure that your gun will implode into a black hole.
Are you aware of how many "Comedians" are out of work, right now? Shame on you !!!!

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Old July 29, 2020, 02:03 PM   #8
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Couldn't resist, the inverse of people worried that their .357 Magnum is not safe with .38 Special +P.

Coupled with incomplete identification of the brand and product line of the ammo.
You might learn something with pictures or a minute description of every word on the label.
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Old July 29, 2020, 06:51 PM   #9
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It is what it is.

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Couldn't resist, the inverse of people worried that their .357 Magnum is not safe with .38 Special +P.
That's fine as these days we have to work harder at maintaining, our sense of humor. .....

Now then, the printing on the Federal box states; .38 Special in the bold first line. Then on the second line, in smaller print, is list .38 special P. The headstamp state; .38 Special, Federal. Bottom line is that it has to be just that. The P, could stand for Pistol or who know what ???

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Old July 29, 2020, 06:58 PM   #10
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no bullet weight given?
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no bullet weight given?
Yes but I did not ask. If it helps, I'll go back and get it ....

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Yes but I did not ask. If it helps, I'll go back and get it ....

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Old July 29, 2020, 07:26 PM   #13
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My guess, Federal is out sourcing the ammo and whatever 3rd world country produced it has no idea what a + or - means. Or the printed box was out sourced.
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