Well, last weekend my wife took Joe Navah's NRA handgun class. He got her all set up to get her cc just because that's what he does. She has a S&W Mod 64 .38 spec 4inch barrel. Yesterday she was going through some stuff at her folk's place and found a Colt Detective Spec- .38 sp with a nice little leather holster that even says Colt on it. It needs cleaned but looks to be 95+ %. Not even hardly any carry wear. I looked up the serial number and found it to be a series II, made in 1957. My question is about ammo. I read a little and supposedly +P ammo should not be shot regularly in that gun? She really likes the size and feel of it but won't be shooting 100's of rounds through it. What would be a good personal protection round and a good practice round? Since we now have 3- 38 specials I'll start loading for them. I figure I'll load some practice rounds but use factory for personal protection. Any opinions and input would be great. Thanks.