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.38 refers to the type of firearm and firearm cartridges.
The .38 is considered a large dead space firearm cartridge; Anything larger than .32 is considered a large caliber, and one of
the most common handguns manufactured in the United States.[1] Prior to 1990, the standard sidearm of police in the United
States was a revolver that fired the .38 special cartridge, seconded by the .357 Magnum revolver.[2]

Handgun cartridge table
   Main article: List of handgun cartridges
CAUTION: The following information is only as accurate as sources quoted, and the transcription thereof. DO NOT
use these figures as the basis for any loading data without independent verification.

                                                                Bullet       Case     Cartridge
                          Cartridge name                                                           Type         Source
                                                               diameter     length     length
    .380 ACP (.380 Auto, 9 mm Kurz, 9mm Browning Short,        .356 in    .680 in   .980 in           Barnes 1997,
                                                                                              Rimless
    9x17 mm)                                                   (9.0 mm)   (17.3 mm) (24.9 mm)         p. 274
                                                               .356 in    .933 in
    .38 Casull                                                                      -             Rimless [1]
                                                               (9.0 mm)   (23.7 mm)
                                                               .357 in    .762 in   1.052 in         Barnes 1997,
    .38 Short Colt                                                                            Rimmed
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (19.4 mm) (26.7 mm)        p. 274
                                                               .357 in    1.030 in  1.320 in         Barnes 1997,
    .38 Long Colt                                                                             Rimmed
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (26.2 mm) (33.5 mm)        p. 274
                                                               .357 in    1.16 in     1.550 in         Barnes 1997,
    .38 Special                                                                                 Rimmed
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (29 mm)     (39.4 mm)        p. 274
                                                               .357 in    1.15 in
    .38 AMU (.38 Army Marksmanship Unit)                                              -           Rimless [2]
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (29 mm)
                                                               .358 in    .900 in   1.280 in  Semi-  Barnes 1997,
    .38 ACP (.38 Auto, 9x23 mmSR)
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (22.9 mm) (32.5 mm) rimmed p. 274
                                                               .358 in    .900 in   1.280 in  Semi-  Barnes 1997,
    .38 Super
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (22.9 mm) (32.5 mm) rimmed p. 274
                                                                                                      Starline
                                                               .358 in    .896 in   1.280 in
    .38 Super Comp                                                                            Rimless cartridge
                                                               (9.1 mm)   (22.8 mm) (32.5 mm)
                                                                                                      dimensions
    .38 S&W (.38 Colt New Police, .380 Rim, .38 S&W Corto, .359 in        .780 in   1.200 in         Barnes 1997,
                                                                                              Rimmed
    .380-200 British Service)                              (9.1 mm)       (19.8 mm) (30.5 mm)        p. 274
    .380 Revolver Short [British Webley pattern from 1860s,    .375 in    0.700 in  1.100 in         Barnes 1997,
                                                                                              Rimmed
    copied by Colt to produce .38 Short Colt]                  (9.5 mm)   (17.8 mm) (27.9 mm)        p. 274
                                                               .375 in    1.000 in  1.400 in         Barnes 1997,
    .380 Revolver Long [British Webley pattern from 1860s]                                    Rimmed
                                                               (9.5 mm)   (25.4 mm) (35.6 mm)        p. 274
                                                               .401 in   1.300 in  1.590 in         Barnes 1997,
    .38-40 Winchester (.38-40 WCF)                                                           Rimmed
                                                               (10.2 mm) (33.0 mm) (40.4 mm)        p. 92


See also
      .38-200, a British military revolver cartridge

References
  1. ^ Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne,
     New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 42. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.
  2. ^ Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne,
     New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 68. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.

  V   · T· E·                                                            .38 caliber firearms
                  .38-40 Winchester (1874) · .38 Long Colt (1875) · .38 S&W (1877) · .38 ACP (1900) · .38 Special (1902) · .380 ACP (1908) ·
  Cartridges
                  .38/200 (1922) · .38 Super (1927) ·
                  Colt M1877 "Lightning" · Colt M1889 · Colt M1892, M1894, M1895, M1896, M1901, M1903 and M1905 · Smith & Wesson M1899 ·
                  Smith & Wesson Lemon Squeezer · Smith & Wesson M&P/Victory · Smith & Wesson Model 12 · Smith & Wesson Model 14 ·
                  Smith & Wesson Model 15 · Colt Official Police · Colt Police Positive · Colt Police Positive Special · Colt New Service ·
  Revolvers
                  Webley Mk IV · Enfield No. 2 Mk I · Smith & Wesson Model 36 · Smith & Wesson Model 60 · Smith & Wesson Model 64 ·
                  Smith & Wesson Model 640 · Colt Detective Special · Colt Trooper · Colt Diamondback · Colt Cobra · Ruger SP-101 · Ruger LCR ·
                  Colt Police Positive · FAMAE revolver ·
                  Colt M1900 · Colt M1902 · Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer · Colt M1908 Pocket Hammerless · FN Browning M1910 and M1922 ·
        Pistols   Beretta M1934 · Walther PP and PPK · Heckler & Koch HK4 · Beretta Cheetah · SIG Sauer P230 · Bersa Thunder 380 ·
                  Glock 25 and 28 · Kel-Tec P-3AT · Kahr P380 · Ruger LCP ·
                                     Lists: List of handgun cartridges · List of rifle cartridges · List of firearms ·



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