.38 Long Colt 125 Grain TCFP Hi-Tec Coated Lead Cast Bullet in “COWBOY CHOICE- The .38 Long Colt, also known as .38 LC, is a black powder cartridge introduced by Colt’s Manufacturing Company in 1875. In 1892, it was adopted as a standard military pistol cartridge by the United States Army for the Colt M1892 revolver. The metric designation for the .38 Long Colt is 9.1×26mm. It is slightly more powerful than the .38 Short Colt, also known as .38 SC. The original .38 SC and .38 LC differ in case length, bullet diameter, weight, and design and are not interchangeable; however, modern production .38 SC ammunition is now loaded with a smaller, internally-lubricated bullet which can be fired from firearms chambered in .38 LC or .38 Special. The modern .38 LC can be fired from .38 Special firearm, but not from a firearm designed for the .38 SC, since the case length is too long.
The .38 Long Colt remained the Army’s primary revolver cartridge until 1909, when the .45 M1909 cartridge was issued along with the .45 Colt New Service revolver as the new standard military sidearm for the U.S. Army. However, some of the old .38 Long Colt revolvers and ammunition remained in reserve stocks, and when the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, the need for sidearms was such that even these low-performing weapons were brought out of storage for usage away from the front lines.
In civilian use, the .38 LC was chambered in a number of Colt revolvers and saw some use among target shooters. Various U.S. police forces also adopted the cartridge. However, the cartridge became nearly extinct after Smith & Wesson‘s more powerful .38 Special cartridge became widely popular as a civilian and police service cartridge. By 1908, even Colt was chambering their new Police Positive and Army Special revolvers in “.38 Colt Special”, which was just a standard .38 Smith & Wesson Special with a different headstamp. *From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Velocity: 600 FPS
Approved for Indoor Ranges!
- Our bullets greatly reduce the amount of smoke normally associated with cast bullets
- Lead fouling of the bore is drastically reduced or in most cases, eliminated completely
- Our coating gives off no toxins or particulate matter when fired
- Is 100% non abrasive and contains no PTFE or MOLY
- They are completely safe to use in Glock’s polygonal rifled barrels
- Greatly minimizes your exposure to lead