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.38 Special

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52 relations: Brinell scale, Caliber, Carbine, Cartridge (firearms), Centerfire ammunition, Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, Colt M1892, Colt Official Police, Copper units of pressure, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Premium Ammunition, Gunpowder, Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, Handloading, Heeled bullet, Hodgdon Powder Company, Islam in the Philippines, List of handgun cartridges, Metric system, Overpressure ammunition, Peters Cartridge Company, Philippine–American War, Pounds per square inch, Revolver, Rim (firearms), Semi-automatic pistol, Smith & Wesson, Smith & Wesson .38/44, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, Smith & Wesson Model 10, Smith & Wesson Model 12, Smith & Wesson Model 52, Smokeless powder, Springfield Armory, Stopping power, Strategic Air Command Elite Guard, Table of handgun and rifle cartridges, Tracer ammunition, Western Cartridge Company, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, World War I, World War II, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .38 Long Colt, .38 S&W, .38 Short Colt, .38 Super, .380 ACP, 11 mm caliber, ..., 9×18mm Makarov, 9×19mm Parabellum. Expand index (2 more) »

Brinell scale

The Brinell scale characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the scale of penetration of an indenter, loaded on a material test-piece.

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In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the gun barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it shoots.

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A carbine, from French carabine, is a long gun firearm but with a shorter barrel than a rifle or musket.

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Cartridge (firearms)

A cartridge is a type of firearm ammunition packaging a projectile (bullet, shots or slug), a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and an ignition device (primer) within a metallic, paper or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the barrel chamber of a breechloading gun, for the practical purpose of convenient transportation and handling during shooting.

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Centerfire ammunition

A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head.

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Colt 1851 Navy Revolver

The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber (i.e.,.36 cal), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a cap and ball revolver that was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850.

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Colt M1892

The M1892 Colt Army & Navy was the first general issue double-action revolver with a swing-out cylinder used by the U.S. military.

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Colt Official Police

Introduced to the firearms market in 1927, the Colt Official Police is a medium frame, double-action revolver with a six-round cylinder, primarily chambered for the.38 Special cartridge, and manufactured by the Colt's Manufacturing Company.

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Copper units of pressure

Copper units of pressure or CUP, and the related lead units of pressure or LUP, are terms applied to pressure measurements used in the field of internal ballistics for the estimation of chamber pressures in firearms.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

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Federal Premium Ammunition

Federal Premium Ammunition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vista Outdoor Inc., is located in Anoka, Minnesota.

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Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.

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Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907

The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 are a series of international treaties and declarations negotiated at two international peace conferences at The Hague in the Netherlands.

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Handloading or reloading is the process of loading firearm cartridges or shotgun shells by assembling the individual components (case/hull, primer, powder, and bullet/shot), rather than purchasing completely assembled, factory-loaded ammunition.

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Heeled bullet

A heeled bullet is a specific design of bullet where the internal diameter of the barrel is often, but not always, the same diameter as the cartridge case, and the bullet has a step at the rear to allow it to fit inside the case.

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Hodgdon Powder Company

The Hodgdon Powder Company began in 1952 as B.E. Hodgdon, Inc., and has become a major distributor of smokeless powder for the ammunition industry, as well as for individuals who load their own ammunition by hand.

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Islam in the Philippines

Islam is the oldest recorded monotheistic religion in the Philippines.

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List of handgun cartridges

List of repeating handgun cartridges, approximately in order of increasing caliber.

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Metric system

The metric system is an internationally adopted decimal system of measurement.

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Overpressure ammunition

Overpressure ammunition, commonly designated as +P or +P+, is small arms ammunition that has been loaded to a higher internal pressure than is standard for ammunition of its caliber (see internal ballistics), but less than the pressures generated by a proof round.

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Peters Cartridge Company

The Peters Cartridge Company was a company in Kings Mills, Ohio that specialized in gunpowder and ammunition production.

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Philippine–American War

The Philippine–American War (also referred to as the Filipino-American War, the Philippine War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Tagalog Insurgency; Filipino: Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano; Spanish: Guerra Filipino-Estadounidense) was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902.

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Pounds per square inch

The pound per square inch or, more accurately, pound-force per square inch (symbol: lbf/in2; abbreviation: psi) is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units.

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A revolver (also called a wheel gun) is a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing.

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Rim (firearms)

A rim is an external flange that is machined, cast, molded, stamped or pressed around the bottom of a firearms cartridge.

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Semi-automatic pistol

A semi-automatic pistol is a type of pistol that is semi-automatic, meaning it uses the energy of the fired cartridge to cycle the action of the firearm and advance the next available cartridge into position for firing.

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Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson (S&W) is an American manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and restraints.

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Smith & Wesson .38/44

Smith & Wesson.38/44 identifies a series of Smith & Wesson N-frame revolvers chambered for the.38 Special cartridge loaded to higher pressures than were considered appropriate for earlier revolvers of that caliber.

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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is a family of small J-frame revolvers with shrouded hammers manufactured by Smith & Wesson.

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Smith & Wesson Model 10

The Smith & Wesson Model 10, previously known as the Smith & Wesson.38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a revolver of worldwide popularity.

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Smith & Wesson Model 12

The Smith & Wesson (S&W) Model 12 is.38 Special revolver on Smith & Wesson's medium-sized K-frame.

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Smith & Wesson Model 52

The Smith & Wesson Model 52, sometimes referred to as the 38 Master, is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson for Bullseye shooting.

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Smokeless powder

Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the black powder they replaced.

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Springfield Armory

The Springfield Armory, located in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, was the primary center for the manufacture of United States military firearms from 1777 until its closing in 1968, it was one of the first companies dedicated to the manufacture of weapons.

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Stopping power

Stopping power is the ability of a firearm or other weapon to cause enough ballistic trauma to a target (human or animal) to immediately incapacitate (and thus stop) the target.

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Strategic Air Command Elite Guard

The SAC Elite Guard was a United States Air Force Security Police unit established in December 1956 to provide security at the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) of the U.S. Air Force, as well as personal protection for the Commander and Vice Commander of SAC.

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Table of handgun and rifle cartridges

Table of selected pistol/submachine gun and rifle/machine gun cartridges by common name.

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Tracer ammunition

Tracer ammunition (tracers) are bullets or cannon caliber projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base.

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Western Cartridge Company

The Western Cartridge Company manufactures small arms and ammunitions.

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Winchester Repeating Arms Company

The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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.357 Magnum

The.357 S&W Magnum (9×33mmR), or simply.357 Magnum, is a revolver cartridge with a.357-inch (9.07 mm) bullet diameter.

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.357 SIG

The.357 SIG pistol cartridge (designated as the 357 Sig by the SAAMI and 357 SIG by the C.I.P. or 9×22mm in unofficial metric notation) is the product of Swiss-German firearms manufacturer SIG Sauer, in cooperation with American ammunition manufacturer Federal Cartridge.

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.38 Long Colt

The.38 Long Colt (commonly known as.38 LC) is a black powder cartridge introduced by Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1875, and was adopted as a standard military pistol cartridge by the United States Army in 1892 for the Colt New Army M1892 Revolver.

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.38 S&W

The.38 S&W (9×20mmR) is a revolver cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson in 1877.

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.38 Short Colt

The.38 Short Colt (.38 SC) /.38 Short Center Fire (.38 SCF) was a heeled bullet cartridge intended for metallic cartridge conversions of the cap and ball Colt 1851 Navy Revolver from the American Civil War era.

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.38 Super

The.38 Super is a pistol cartridge that fires a bullet.

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.380 ACP

The.380 ACP (9×17mm) (Automatic Colt Pistol) is a rimless, straight-walled pistol cartridge developed by firearms designer John Moses Browning.

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11 mm caliber

This article lists firearm cartridges which have a bullet in the to caliber range.

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9×18mm Makarov

The 9×18mm Makarov (designated 9mm Makarov by the C.I.P. and often called 9×18mm PM) is a Russian pistol and submachine gun cartridge.

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9×19mm Parabellum

The 9×19mm Parabellum is a firearms cartridge that was designed by Georg Luger and introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) (German Weapons and Munitions Factory) for their Luger semi-automatic pistol.

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