.32ACP vs .380ACP
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June 26th, 2011 01:16 PM
32 is versatile also. along with a p32, a Walther m4 and a Mauser 1914 the older top brake or hand ejector S&W 32 long will chamber 32 acp
though id stay away from the hotter S&B--its an old gun afterall.
than the S&W 332 for 32 H&R magnum will play nice with the S&W 32 Long's or Short's and the 32 acp regular, S&B and custom blended.
the 1895 Nagant will field the 32-20, m-1 (DO NOT actually fire it--just use the brass and bullet) and 32 H&R mags and S&W Longs but needs a different cylender for the 32acp's. $50 usually an some fitting required.
or you can combine dies from the 32-20 and the M-1 to make passable 7.62 x 38r
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June 26th, 2011 01:16 PM
June 27th, 2011 11:33 PM
I carry one of each. Seecamp LWS32 and Sig P232 or P238.
Both are loaded with Buffalo Bore FN Hardcast ammo.
October 18th, 2011 12:52 AM
P32 summer carry
Having shot the Kel-tec in .380 and .32 I find it a lot easier to get consistent follow up hits with the 32acp so that is the one i went with. During the initial break in it was feeding FMJ (S&B) with 100% reliability but I was having the rimlock issues with the standard cor-bon 60gr HP's and the hornady xtp's. FMJ was my carry load until recently when I ran 100+ rds of the newer cor-bon DPX loads through it 6 months ago with no issues. The overall length on those rounds is close to the 73gr FMJ's and i think this helps prevent the rimlock issues i was having.
I have been running a mag of DPX and a mag of FMJ through it once a month with no malfunctions. Currently carrying the ext mag so I have 10+1 of the DPX's and my spare 10 rd mag is loaded with S&B FMJ's. My system has it's limitations but I'm confident it could do the job until fall comes around and i switch back to the Kahr CW9.
September 8th, 2012 10:49 AM
For a pocket pistol I'll take a .32 acp --- less recoil, the small .380's are pretty snappy and I want something easy to get off 3 or 4 rounds at close range. a .32 with FMJ Ball ammo at close range is deadly.
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