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Are there any 38 super fan out around ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rem22long40x, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. rem22long40x

    rem22long40x Well-Known Member

    I have only 2 at this time and love them . the round is highly over looked , and factory ammo is severly under powered . I push mine up to the lower level of 357 bulistics. But with a 130gr.the best accuresy is around 1280fps. I have a Rock Ilend and a Tarus ,both 1911's. I had a 70 seres Colt but it was wurth more to a colector than it was accurit so I let it go about 15 years ago. But the RI is the most accurit of the three I have owned and when I'm on a hot streek I can shoot 1/2-3/4 in. groups at 25yd. off hand as I don't like to shoot pistels from a rest . I would like to here your storys about the 38 supper. thanks . ps the tarus PT 1911s are a grate gun for the money but the first one are better than what they are putting out know . that said I still would not hesitate to bie one today . and the RIs are just geting better and better even thow they are made in the Phillipeins, a nother grate value. David
  2. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    Spell check is your friend :)

    I owned one RI and wasn't impressed with it so I traded it up.
  3. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I have been a big fan of .38 Super for many years now. Way back when it was sometimes easier to find, and somewhat less expensive, to buy a Colt Government or Combat Commander in .38 Super than it was to find one in .45 ACP. It is also really simple to convert it to 9mm. by just adding a barrel assembly and a magazine. All in all a very versatile and fascinating cartridge to work with.
  4. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    If I hadn't already been eating a tasty breakfast sandwich, I'd have run out and gotten one!

    I've always wanted to try a 1911 in .38 super. Supposedly an excellent cartridge, and as Mas Ayoob has pointed out, it's an excellent option for countries that disallow "civilians" from having military caliber firearms.
  5. 45_auto

    45_auto Well-Known Member

    First pistol I ever bought was a Colt .38 Super in 1975. It still shoots like brand new.

    I never got another one. Nothing wrong with the cartridge, it's great if you're playing gun games (IPSC, etc) and want to load it to optimize your chances at the game. But for my purposes, I've always found the .45 ACP to be more practical in the 1911.
  6. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    yes I love my 38 supers.
    Lord I hope english is not your first language.
  7. Ankeny

    Ankeny Well-Known Member

    I have had several .38 Supers and I love them, but I have never been able to shoot a 1/2 inch group offhand at 25 yards with any of mine. Really quite embarrassing considering the money I have pumped into gear and practice.
  8. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    I fixed the spelling in the title - the rest, Rem22, is up to you. ;)
  9. para38super

    para38super Active Member

    The 38 Super is the best round ever created. A full size 1911 in 38 super is perfect, very accurate and with a 10rd capacity of almost a 357 load who can complain.

    My favorite is a Colt 38 super, I have never shot a RIA or Taurus.

    Wilson Combat has a 124gr XTP load that looks very promising as a SD load, a 124gr slug going at 1350fps seems good enough to me...
  10. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    I love mine. Too bad Glock doesn't make one.
  11. Cowboybootnut

    Cowboybootnut Well-Known Member

    Colt 1911 .38 Super?

    Auto-Ordinance 1911 .38 Super?

    EAA Witness .38 Super"

    Taurus PT 38 .38 Super?

    Reloading dies, brass, bullets, 1,500 rds of ammo?

    Naw, I don't like the .38 Super at all. :D;):)
  12. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan member

  13. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    I recently traded for a Colt ser 70 in .38 super. Just learning about it and reloads for it. So far, I like it a lot. Shoots well without a lot of fuss.
  14. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    a grate kaliber an gun
    but i only got one and a sucker is gonna give me money fer it so i will be down to jus 45 an .9mm
  15. NVMM

    NVMM Well-Known Member

  16. svtruth

    svtruth Well-Known Member

    Didn't they originally have accuracy problems due to the headspacing?
  17. CollinLeon

    CollinLeon member

    That's one of the things that I like about Firefox as a browser. It highlights/underlines the words that you misspell... Sometimes you have to add a word to its dictionary (like I was just about to do with "FireFox" before I realized that it should be "Firefox" instead). Of course, it doesn't prevent one from making the classic its/it's, they're/their/there, your/you're, quiet/quite mistakes, but it can't prevent all mistakes... Of course the best thing about it is that you can get the AdBlocker browser add-on for it and you will significantly reduce the ads on the websites that you visit. Then again, there's probably quite a few people who just don't care enough about proper written communication to go to the effort even if they had a built-in spell checker in their browser. The kids these days aren't any better since they think that text-speak is perfectly acceptable for written communications.
  18. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    Picked up a PT38 just recently. :D
  19. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    Never tried one, but someday God willing I will own a Colt 1911 in .38 Super, just to complete my collection.
  20. 2zulu1

    2zulu1 Well-Known Member

    I have a Colt Gov't and Para in .38 Super, the Colt is a much better reliable quality between the two.

    A handloader's dream that can take a 125gr XTP (.357cal) well into factory .357mag velocities. The 125gr XTP is a LOT stronger than the 124gr XTP (9mm), especially at elevated MVs in the upper 1400s.

    One of the very first things I noticed about the Super was its fast follow-up shot times and lack of recoil. At 20-25yds I was double tapping 2 liter bottles about a 1/3 of the time after they kicked up from the first shot.

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