Words like "no, never, yes, always, etc." have a way of coming back to haunt you.. . . there is no such cartridge s a 38 S&W Special. . .
I will take the liberty to explain his good logic. If the book says that there is a .38 S&W Special, the the regular .38 would be the .38S&W. Makes sense, but is incorrect. My earlier pic shows the ammo. This new pic is from Cartidges of the World showing different names for the .38 S&W Special and for the .38 S&W.The cartridge that you are referring to is the 38 S&W there is no such cartridge s a 38 S&W Special. I believe that by saying 38 S&W Specials the opening poster is acctualy asking about the 38 Special