Before the 357 Magnum was introduced in the mid 1930's, the 38 Super was "king of the hill". My first experience with the 38 Super was at a Second Chance Bowling Pin shoot in the early-1980's. A couple of the competitors were experimenting with a 38 Super because it had two more rounds in the magazine than a 45 ACP. I got curious. I bought my first 38 Super in the mid-1980's. I like M1911's and the 38 Super is easier to shoot well than the 45 ACP. When reloaded, it has lots of capability. See my post #18 above for additional information on my 38 Super adventures.