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Old April 8, 2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Dust off your .38 S&W solid frames!

Many of you have read about my amateur experimentation with the .38 S&W, aka .38 Colt New Police, .38/200, .38 S&W "Short," etc. Many of us have shared tales of woe caused by the unavailability of anything resembling defense ammo for our otherwise serviceable solid-frame guns.

Good news! Within the next month, Buffalo Bore is bringing out two loads to fill that bill. Tim Sundlies of BB describes them as good, powerful loads. Guess I'll finally be able to load my guns with factory ammo! Can't wait to see what they've come up with. Will certainly try some and compare to my various handloads, and will try to post a range report.

No personal involvement with the project, just looking forward to trying it.
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Old April 8, 2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Excellent! My dear mother-in-law has a nickel Model 32. She likes it because it doesn't kick much, and she can shoot it pretty dang well. I've periodically searched for some ammo that has a little more authority than the basic 146 grain LRN factory loads she uses, and it sounds like these might fill the bill.
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Old April 8, 2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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That's great news! Now I can put the Police Positive and the Enfield into carry rotation.
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