How much does a 38 caliber handgun weigh?
There is no one answer, because there is no one 38 caliber handgun.
First, assuming you are asking about a .38 Special revolver, and not a .38 S&W, or a .38 Super automatic- the weight will vary based on the size, and the material it is made from.
The current production Smith & Wesson 5 shot Airweight revolver with a 2 inch barrel weighs about 15 ounces empty. A 6 shot target revolver, with a 6 inch heavy barrel, made of stainless steel may weigh a couple of pounds.
No one gun, no one answer.
No. You can only safely fire the correct caliber from each handgun. For instance, for a .40 caliber handgun, you can only fire .40 ammunition. There are some minor exceptions, mostly in revolvers. For instance, you can fire .38 special or .357 magnum from a revolver that will fire .357 magnum, but not the other way around.
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…
Not a very well defined term. It could refer to the caliber, with anything .32 caliber and smaller being considered small, or it could refer to the frame size. i have a S&W Mdl 36 revolver (2 inch bbl) that is considered a small handgun, and a Model 14 (6 inch bbl) that is a large- they are both .38 Special.
Caliber refers to the diameter of the bullet the gun is designed to fire. When referring to cannon, caliber may be used to indicate the barrel length. A 5 inch 38 caliber Naval gun fires a 5 inch diameter shell from a barrel that is 38 calibers long- or 38 times 5 inches (190 inches, or 15.83 feet) Please note that with a handgun or rifle, caliber referring to bore diameter is a fraction- such…