.38 Super +P Wilson Combat 115-grain JHP

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posted on October 16, 2012
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In Wilson Combat's line of defensive handgun ammunition, you will find several loads utilizing Hornady XTP bullets. Though often criticized for limited expansion and excessive penetration, this 115-grain bullet loaded in the .38 Super offers reasonably balanced terminal performance. Exiting the muzzle at more than 1,300 fps, it makes the inside of a gel block look like mush. Sure, this bullet, which was designed for a 9 mm, sheds weight when impacting at high velocities, but it still penetrated to the FBI's 12-inch minimum.

Load Handgun MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.38 Super +P Wilson Combat 115-grain JHP Les Baer 1911 (4.25-inch barrel) 1,318 12.00 0.480 71

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