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tacticalfun 09-10-2012 11:23 PM

.38 super
 
Had a couple of guys from out of town shoot caspien .38's at the shoot today. Didnt do any better then my 10mm...question is...everyone was oohing and aweing the .38 super...am i missing something?

qwiksdraw 09-11-2012 12:22 AM

I think there's some rule there that says ya gotta ooh and aaah a .38 super.

danf_fl 09-11-2012 09:19 AM

Just as there is the "10mm shuffle" (picking up brass), there is the ".38 shuffle".

The oohing and aahing is an admiration (jealous?) reaction that started when the .38Super was introduced to the IPSC arena. People in the know at that time knew the advantages and disadvantages of running a round close to max to gain all potential.
Some people who thought they knew had some problems with blown up guns.

Kinda like "I'm envious that you are on the edge of danger, and I don't have the testicles to try that."

c3shooter 09-11-2012 02:05 PM

"Back in the day"- the .38 Super was some hot stuff. A 1911 in Super carried a couple of extra rounds, and shot through car doors that would bounce a .45. But the "day" was in 1929.

It is still the hottest thing around? No. Decent? Oh hell yes! Do I drool over them? Nah.

tacticalfun 09-11-2012 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter
"Back in the day"- the .38 Super was some hot stuff. A 1911 in Super carried a couple of extra rounds, and shot through car doors that would bounce a .45. But the "day" was in 1929.

It is still the hottest thing around? No. Decent? Oh hell yes! Do I drool over them? Nah.

Does it have an advantage over my 10mm or .45?

robocop10mm 09-11-2012 02:58 PM

For defensive purposes, it is a decent round (with the right ammo). It survived partially because it is popular in Latin America where military calibers are illegal. Colt made a ton for export. It was revived by IPSC shooters as it works well for Open Class pistols. Several spin off cartridges such as .38 Super Comp, .38 TJ.

danf_fl 09-11-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 936476)
Does it have an advantage over my 10mm or .45?

To some extent, yes
Less felt recoil than the 10mm, but not as powerful.
More rounds in a single stack .45, less recoil, capable to work comps

Olympus 09-11-2012 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticalfun

Does it have an advantage over my 10mm or .45?

Think of .38 Super being like a 9mm Magnum.

tacticalfun 09-11-2012 04:57 PM

Ty everyone.

Axxe55 09-11-2012 05:12 PM

i ordered the RIA in 38 Super. do i have a real need for it? no. do i want one? yes! just for the fun of it. :D


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