I do not know about other people, but I have always been especially interested, for no logical reason whatsoever, in a couple of calibers. Are they especially great? I doubt it. My criteria are unknown- off the beaten track, used in guns I admire from days gone by, who knows? I usually do not even use them. They are:
1. 44 special
2. 32 acp
3. 32 HR and 32 sw long
Now, I mostly shoot 9 mm and 38/357, of course, and I have no gun chambered for 44 special, and rarely shoot 32 of any sort. My carry gun is a chiefs-special 38. So, why do I care about these second-tier calibers? Why are they intriguing? They are certainly not bad calibers for certain uses- the 44 sp has a real following, and the 32s have their fans, at least for some purposes. But none of these is really necessary, nor especially practical, in a world with 9 mm and 357 and 45 acp, etc. Ammo is more expensive, harder to get, offers less choice, etc.
Is anyone else like this? Or, as my wife tells me, do I just "have issues"??
God Bless, and Merry Christmas. Notice I did not say "Happy Holidays".