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No. Only use what is stamped on the barrel.

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Yes you can. The bore is the same size.



No, i asume you dont have see .380 pistol and a revolver 38 spl, the .380 and 38 spl ammo share de same diameter boot no the longer, the 38 is for a 38 special revolver tipe and the .380 is for an automatic pistol tipe some people call 9mm short.


No. Ammo designated as .38 or .38 special is different than ammo designated as .380. .380 is designed for semi-auto handguns and .38 ammo is for revolvers.More to the point, the .38 Special has a longer case, and a larger diameter projectile. The .38 special bullet measures .357" diameter, the .380 measures .355" diameter. The .38 special is a 'rimmed' cartridge, and the .380 is 'rimless'. Luckily, .38 Special ammo will not fit in a .380 magazine, otherwise the results could be disastrous, possibly turning your .380 handgun into a hand grenade.


The strongest ammo available for .38 (and for most any other caliber) is plus-P-plus. However, .38 special is not particularly effective against bears.


Caliber is .45 GAP (Glock auto pistol)



NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EVEN TRY TO DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Find a gunsmith and ask to be shown how.


Yes If it is .38 special, this is correct. There are other types of .38 caliber other than .38 special, however.


it is a little less powerful but not by much


The current production Ladysmith (by Smith and Wesson) fires .38 Special ammo, and can use any factory .38 Special ammo. Do not confuse the current Ladysmith with a tiny .22 caliber revolver made by S&W years ago.


38 Special only, do not try to fire other types of 38 in it


No, it wouldn't even come close to fitting and would be very dangerous even if it did. One can only use the ammo a firearm is chambered for.


Yes. Shooting a lot will accelerate wear on the gun, but occasional use is OK.


If it is only listed as .38 Special (spl), use only that ammo. If it is .38 S&W special, use only that ammo. Don't try to mix them. The diameters are not the same. If you still cannot determine the actual cartridge caliber, take it to a gunsmith and have them identify it for you.


Not in .38 Special. Several manufacturers make handguns in .38 Super, though.


Question is too broad to answer. In general, use ammunition that is the same as the caliber or gauge marked on the firearm. If it is marked .38 Special, use only .38 Special- NOT .38 S&W, NOT .380. NOT .38 Super.


Yes. You can safely use .38 caliber bullets in a .357 magnum. Many do this as .38 caliber ammo is generally cheaper than the .357 variety. Basically the only difference between the rounds is that a .357 is a longer round than a .38. Thus is why you can shoot a .38 out of a .357 but not a .357 out of a .38.


Yes- but not very common. There is an automatic pistol caliber known as the .38 Super, which does not interchange with the .38 Special revolver cartridge. There have been a small number of target pistols built to shoot .38 Special Wadcutter target ammo. And there is at least one auto pistol made in caliber .357 Magnum (revolver cartridge). However, revolver ammo is rimmed, and auto pistol ammo is rimless- there are usually feeding problems when an auto pistol is made for revolver ammo.


Most gun shops. Your Iver J is in caliber 38 S&W, which is NOT .38 Special.


Impossible to say without a more detailed description of the handgun in question.


.38 Special. It can also fire .38 Short Colt and .38 Long Colt. Do not attempt to fire .38 S&W from a .38 Special.



No, and you shouldn't even use. 38 Special ammo in it, either. If it was made in the 1800s, it was probably chambered in .38 Long Colt, and that is the only ammo which is compatible with that revolver.



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