Super 38

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lead Lobber, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Available from USFA soon, a Super .38. Once again, digging into the bottomless depths of my ignorance, how does this compare to the .38, 9mm, 38 special, and so on? Just curious.


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  2. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Ballistically I don't know.

    I just know I can't afford a quality 38 Super right now. But I Wants one!

  3. Guess we are in the same bert, there boato, want to share a paddle? :D

  4. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Bit more powerful than the 9mm. Might compare it to the .38 special. Really a nice ballistic load. I own 9mm Bergman/ Bayard and 9largo pistols. I like shooting the "9magnum"; it really is more fun that a 9mm and makes a .45 feel a bit clunky in comparison.
  5. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Just don't stick 38 Super in them old Largo pistols. A steady diet might make'em go boom. 9mm Largo is loaded at lower pressures than the the 38 altho they share the same physical dimensions. 9x23 mm
  6. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    I don't. I use 9 large and leave it at that for those. I have had a .38 Supper in the past and it is a bit hotter for sure. The Astra I have might "maybe" handle super 38; but, as you say the boom may come sooner than expected.
  7. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    I just went to USFA's site. I can't afford this one either. Starts at $1,995.00. The high polish bluing on the one in the picture is another $250.00. I quit looking after I saw that.

    Getting to where a poor boy can't afford to buy new toys anymore.
  8. Berto, I bet they could put one of those Custer Indian finishes on it, and make it look old! You're right, though, they (USFA) ain't cheap. I am waiting for a SAA with a 7 1/2 bbl with stag (+ $450.00 :eek: ) grips in the regular finish. I think of it as my marshall Dillon special! Should be here soon - I wish I could afford a camera to post pics to show it to everyone!

    I'd love to order one with engraving, similar to the gun John Wayne used in his last film, but don't think I'll ever be able to justify that kind of money for another investment again.

    Never stray from you dreams, however ....

    The Lobber of Lead

  9. find you a good used 9mm 1911 and have a 38 super barrel fitted to it, barrel with bushing under $200.00 and then you have the ability for 2 calibers on the same frame. i have one of the older llamas in 9 largo that came with an extra slide and an aftermarket 38 super barrel and i have a lot of fun with it. total investment was under $700.00
  10. dcon12

    dcon12 Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Albany, Ga.
    I have an Colt in 38super. Mine was a cheap one, I only paid 80.00. Don

  11. Nice lookin' piece. but Lead, you know they won't be legal in CA, at that price.
  12. Right, Bruce - no loaded chamber indicator! Damn shame. I would love to leave this state, and will, if opportunity comes my way.

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