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.38 refers to the type of firearm and firearm cartridges.

The .38 is considered a large firearm cartridge; anything larger than .32 is considered a large caliber, and one of the most common handguns manufactured in the United States.<ref>Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne, New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 42. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.</ref> Prior to 1990, the standard sidearm of police in the United States was a revolver that fired the .38 special cartridge, seconded by the .357 Magnum revolver.<ref>Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne, New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 68. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.</ref>


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.38 refers to the type of firearm and firearm cartridges.

The .38 is considered a large firearm cartridge; anything larger than .32 is considered a large caliber, and one of the most common handguns manufactured in the United States.<ref>Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne, New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 42. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.</ref> Prior to 1990, the standard sidearm of police in the United States was a revolver that fired the .38 special cartridge, seconded by the .357 Magnum revolver.<ref>Wright, James D.; Rossi, Peter H.; Daly, Kathleen. (1983) Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America Hawthorne, New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Page 68. ISBN 0-202-30306-3.</ref>


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