The .32 ACP is better than you think
While I was stationed in Germany I had the oppportunity own both a .32 ACP pistol and a .380 ACP pistol. Out of curiosity, I did penetration tests, using an old collection of encyclopedias. The .380 was a Llama loaded with Wincheter FMJ. I used a Beretta Model 70 chambered in .32 ACP and loaded with German RWS FMJ. When I compared the bullet tracks I was surprized to find the .32 ACP penetrated aboyt 25 percent deeper and tumbled during the process, enlarging the bullet channel. The .380 simply went straight in and stopped.I later read tha the .32 ACP doesn't behave on impact the same as other bullets. Uponentering the human body they begin tumbling, action like a miniature buzzsaw. Should the bullet hit bone, it is likely to be sent off at an angle, making unpredictable wound channels.Also, Germn-made .32 ACP is a different animal than what is produced here. It ismuch hotter, I clocked a magazzine-full at an average of 1,024 FPS out of my Walther PP. All I can tell you is that I woldn't want to be on the receiving end of that.