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Taurus
Model PT-38S
Taurus Pistol PT-38S .38 Super Variant-3
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.39-in
Length:7.5-in Height:5.63-in
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:30-oz
Variant 3 of 3
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (130 grain bullet)152230
  • Recoil Factor (130 grain bullet)5.71 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity11 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor77%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2005 - 2010
Caliber:.38 Super
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Magazine:10-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:mother of pearl
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:stainless slide, gold highlights
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$743.00Used Est:$530.00
Last Update:11/29/2020
About the Gun

The PT-38S utilizes the Model PT-945 alloy frame. Available in either blue, stainless steel, or stainless/gold finishes, with 3-dot fixed sights, 10 shot magazine, checkered rubber or smooth faux mother-of-pearl grips.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Super Automatic
Alias: .38 Super Auto Colt
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:130 grains
MV:1171 ft/sec ME:396 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Introduced by Colt as an improved version of the older .38 Auto, the Super Auto is identical to the original cartridge except that it uses a more powerful loading. For many years this cartridge was considered the most powerful automatic pistol cartridge made in the US from the standpoint of both velocity and energy. It can give greater penetration than the .45 Auto cartridge, bit is inferior to the .45 Auto in actual stopping power for defense use.

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