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Old 09-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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I think there's some rule there that says ya gotta ooh and aaah a .38 super.
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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."
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"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.
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"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?
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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.
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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
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Does it have an advantage over my 10mm or .45?
Think of .38 Super being like a 9mm Magnum.
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Ty everyone.
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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.
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