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The 9 mm is preferred over the 38. The two bullets are about the same size and frequently will work from the same pistol. Police departments that used to use the 38 have gone over to the 9 mm or 45. If you are shooting in international competitions, you would need 9 mm. 38 would be useless. Any strictly American sizes will become useless. Before long, it will be almost impossible to get ammunition for a number of 32 caliber pistols. So, if you are getting a pistol, get one that will have use down the road.

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Q: Which bullet is preferred the 9mm or38?
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