The .38 Special joined Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense line in 2014. The Civil Defense .38 Special is similar in appearance to a competitor’s, but the bullet is vastly different in its construction. It is constructed out of solid copper instead of lead. Liberty Ammunition’s .38 Special would be great for personal defense and home defense since it offers maximum stopping power and barrier penetration plus reduced recoil and match grade accuracy. Liberty’s .38 Special—with its unique design—is the world’s fastest and most lightweight, lead free ammunition available for self-defense in the market. This green ammunition weighs only 50 grains.
Liberty Ammunition’s .38 Special is classified as a standard pressure round rather than a +P (high pressure) or +P+ (extremely high pressure) round. In fact, all of Liberty’s Civil Defense ammunition is loaded to SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) specs and pressures and is safe to shoot out of properly maintained, modern weapons. The .38’s muzzle velocity is 1500 fps and 250 foot pounds of energy (FPE) making it faster and more energetic than a competitor’s 110-grain .38 Special load listed as having a muzzle velocity of 945 fps and 218 FPE. Liberty Ammunition’s .38 Special offers 2” dispersion at 25 meters out of a 4” barrel.
Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense .38 Special has less felt recoil in comparison to a traditional .38 Special. When tested, there is also a lack of noticeable muzzle flash. Despite the light weight projectile, it will penetrate soft targets deeper than expected. Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense.38 Special ammunition is an excellent choice for use as self-defense ammunition. It will not upset recoil sensitive folks, but it provides more than enough power to do the job.
The Civil Defense line is comprised of nickel-plated solid copper bullets with nickel-plated brass cases, making them perfect for training, target shooting, defense or hunting especially in areas that are embracing non-lead ammunition because of the environmental dangers of lead. The nickel plating reduces barrel fouling and nickel plated cases feed better in the firearm. Nickel plating has also been credited with increasing the life cycle of the weapon system.
Liberty Ammunition’s Civil defense line provides ammunition that is useful for personal defense and home defense. The entire Civil Defense line delivers lightweight, lead-free ammunition with maximum stopping power, reduced recoil, match grade accuracy, and barrier penetration resulting in high performance green ammunition. Liberty Ammunition continues to create the world’s fastest ammunition with twice the velocity.
.38 Special 50 gr, Copper, Monolithic, Hollow-Point Fragmenting, Lead-Free, Personal Defense Round
Velocity: >1500 FPS
Kinetic Energy: >250 FPE
Terminal Effect: >2 ½ “W x 12” D
Rounds: 20 per box