Gold Medal Handgun 38 Special 148 Grain

Gold Medal Handgun 38 Special 148 Grain

Part # GM38A
  • Grain Weight: 148
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Product Overview

Demand the performance to compete. Gold Medal® Handgun loads are built with the finest components and held to the tightest tolerances to deliver in competitive shooting situations. The loads feature match-grade primers and bullets, with consistent powders and the best Federal® brass.

  • Match-grade primers
  • Competition-grade match bullets
  • Premium® brass


Caliber 38 Special
Grain Weight 148
Bullet Style Lead Wadcutter
Muzzle Velocity 690
Test Barrel Length In 4-V
Package Quantity 50
Usage Target Shooting


Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
690 648 609 572 538
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
156 138 122 108 95
Average Range
25 Y 50 Y 75 Y 100 Y
-4.3 -14.4 -31.2
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 25 yards. Sights 0.9 inches above bore line.



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Joe B.
Joe B.
The best defense load for a snub nose 38
This is what gun fighters used back in the day. Wadcutters hit like a high speed soup can, flat and hard. Hollow points do not expand very well out of a short barrel. Wadcutters are the way to go for a snub nose.
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