Nice looking PT38 you have there GL! Thanks for posting your thoughts on this thread! :thumb:I purchased a new PT38S last year to have a sturdy, reliable platform to conduct performance tests with the still rather obscure semi-rimmed .38 Super cartridge. And this attractive pistol provided flawless functioning, and consistent accuracy with every factory and handloaded round of ammo I fed id it.
However, I discovered that paying close attention to OAL is critical when handloading for this pistol. And, even though it easily handles .355 bullets, it prefers .356 bullets if one is seeking top accuracy out to 25 yards. Mine preferred Magtech factory ammo over Remington. But my Hornady HAP loads achieved the tightest groups at 25 yards.
Although I have enjoyed my time using this unique pistol, I would be willing to trade it for a 9x19 24/7 PRO, a 24/7 LS, or a 9x19 OSS pistol.