9mm vs 38acp

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Gail of Maine, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Jonathan Metelski

    Jonathan Metelski New Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    oak lawn il
    my i think that a ruger lc9 would be a great choice it is 7+1 and very litle felt recoil and a 38acp is an under power gun when you can get 2 more shots of 9mm the lc9 retails for 500 i think it is a good deal.
  2. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    If one is having recoil problems with a 38 spl they need another grip or the gun just doesn't fit them. I don't even shoot 38 spl ammo in my 357mag pistols. I have 9mm pistols that fill the same role. There is a reason not many 9mm revolvers are made. A 38 spl fills the same role. If you want a 9mm buy a semi-auto. In the long run you will be much happier.

    There is a 38acp that went all but extinct with the introduction of the 1911. The 38 acp just couldn't find a niche. It didn't have the heft of the 45 acp and the 38 spl was a perfect mate to the 357 making it much easier to manufacture both weapons and ammo.

  3. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    I have sold allot of 38s And have 2 on order right now.
  4. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    38 ACP? Come on! Tell us the truth. I could see 38 super because it fills a niche with reloaders but 38 acp?
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    I don't bs.
    There are some that want them for back ups and others for there wife's.
    One on order is the pink lady from charter and the other is a S&W bodyguard.
    Most of the others were Ruger.
  6. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    38 special.. kick? Hmm.. mine has about zero kick - hardly even notice that I fired something. However, I do NOT use +p ammo in my .38 - it is an old pistol from the 1960's and isn't really designed for +p ammo. It does shoot fine though and I prefer it's single action to it's double action. I bought it missing the cylinder lock ball and with a damaged cylinder lock spring then, found the parts from a place in Georgia and repaired it.

    9mm is likely to have more kick than standard .38 with the exception of +p.

    Personally, I'm trying to buy a Bernardelli .380 - not sure I'll be able to get it, but I'm willing to pay a reasonable price for it.
  7. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    Errmmm, dude none of those manufacturers make a 38 ACP. So I have to raise the BS flag high. they do make a 38 special. The 38 acp is a frikin dinosaur. I doubt anyone manufacturers ammo for a 38 acp.

  8. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    38s is a special.Re read my post and let me know ware I said acp.
    I was saying that they are still a wanted cal. that's all.
    You are new here so why don't you back down before you yell BS
    I know you will come back and say 38s is not 38spc so before you do look at the undercover lite that is sometimes listed as a 38s.
    And if you looked at the guns I said you would know they are 38s or as you would say 38spc or 38sp not 38acp..
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  9. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    If I was looking you in the eye I would have said the same thing. The title of the thread is 38 acp vs 9mm. Anyone that read what each of us quoted would think you are talking about a 38 acp. Just because I am new here doesn't mean I don't have the right to call BS when I see it.

    I really don't give a damn if you all like me or not. It has already been made very clear that you all don't like me so I am going to call BS even faster.
  10. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Thank you....
  11. Not like you? Hell, we don't even know you yet.
  12. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Looks like we never will.
  13. Mach2

    Mach2 New Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Nothing shoots easier than the 38spc. That's why it was used by police for a hundred years. That's why it's special. If you don't have a 38 in your collection you're missing out on an experience.
  14. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011

    There was allot of comments about the 38sp and I did type 38s not 38acp and if we were face to face you would have gotten a wake up call to pay attention.
    That did not take long. :lmao2:
    BYE BYE!!!!!!!
    Thanks mods!!!!!
    I guess I was not the only one that the troll got upset.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  15. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012