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Is the .380 ACP the new .38 Special?

Ladies, does it annoy you to walk into a gun shop and immediately be directed to the small, .38 Special revolvers? Have you noticed a switch? Next time you go into a gun shop, ask at the counter for a semi-auto. I bet they will hand you a .380 ACP. Revolvers and .380s are great, but they aren’t everything. Is the .380 the new .38? Read on for my conclusion.

Pistol firing with expended shell still in the air

Ammunition

Handgun Defense Loads

Designed to give handgun cartridges a step up in power and energy by increasing velocity, +P ammunition is not more dangerous; it simply is loaded to greater pressure. What is your choice for a handgun defensive round?

Taurus The View revolver in silver with black grip

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Handguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have added their final set of articles about new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about The View, a new compact DA concealed-carry small-framed revolver from Taurus named for its distinctive translucent polycarbonate right side plate, and 5-inch versions of the Walther PPQ M2 pistol.

Dark gray Taurus 85 .38 Special with a black grip on a white background.

Ammunition

Taurus 5-Shot Revolvers – The Model 85 and More

The snubnose revolver is an excellent option for personal defense, especially with the right ammunition. In fact, it is an excellent option for the firing from a jacket pocket which means it’s also available when you need it for personal defense. Read this post to discover the best option for you.

Ammunition

The .38 Special Revolver Cartridge

The .38 Special Revolver Cartridge has a long history and is well-balanced, inexpensive and works well for a careful handloader. It has become so popular that every manufacturer has handguns chambered in .38 Special.

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Firearms

SHOT 2013 Preview: Winchester Model 73 .357 Magnum

Do you love the historical lever action rifles? Then you’re going to dig this one. How about a Winchester Model 1873 in .357 Magnum. I know that the .45 Colt or .32-20 would be historical but .357 and .38 Special are more cost effective so my History degree will forgive me.