AMMO FOR BERETTA TOMCAT/ALLEYCAT .32acp

AMMO FOR BERETTA TOMCAT/ALLEYCAT .32acp

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    AMMO FOR BERETTA TOMCAT/ALLEYCAT .32acp

    Having just got my Tomcat, I'm trying different ammo for it and would like to hear what ammo works best for yours. I realize each gun may like different ammo, but I'd still like to hear the varieties that "feed" your Tomcat. Thanks " Tomcatters!"
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    S&B is 'hotter' than most commercial American ammo. so if your spring is new & strong and the slide is tight,
    it may be what will operate your gun. after break-in (a concept pushed on us by manufactures who want us, at our expense, to finish their job)
    try some silver tips for SD in short sleeve weather. ball otherwise. short bbl 32's seldom get velocity enough for reliable HP expansion.
    i said 'seldom' cause there are some SD ammo that will expand reliably; its expensive though.
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    claude clay--- Hey,Man! My middle name is Cl----. Used to get teased about it until the French skier, Jean CLAUDE Killey made it big in the Olympics some years ago! And used to live in CT. in the early '70's for a short time and then again in the early 80's--- couldn't seem to get away from CT! Loved sailing my small boat at Greenwich Cove( NO--- I did not live in THAT part of town!!). Anyway, thanks for the tip. I've only put about 50 rds. through it , but the American Eagle did poorly and the Fiocchi did much better. How many rds. do you think it
    needs before the FTF's go away--- understanding that this gun has had its share of problems over the years: I'm hoping MOST of that has been dealt with. Anyway, many thanks.
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    I have a well used Tomcat and I carry Cor Bon JHP in it. Haven't had any issues. I tested a bunch of JHP in water and wet newspaper and the Hornady XTP and Fed Hydra Shok never expanded at all, he Gold Dot sometimes did, and the Silvertip expanded then tumbled. I had squibs in two separate boxes of Fiocchi SJHP and had one round during testing that barely cleared the barrel. It hit the piece of denim covering the water jugs and bounced off without denting the back.

    All of my magazines have "Flyer Wires" installed when using JHP, especially the extra short Cor Bons. Never personally been a big fan of FMJ for defense.
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    Superhouse 15___ Just what the Hay are "Flyer Wires???"
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    A spacer made of steel wire fit into the back of the magazine. Short JHP rounds hae room to move forward in magazines made for FMJ. If the next-to-top round moves forward and the rim gets in front of the rim of the top roumd, a condition known as "rimlock" occurs. The top round won't feed and requires three hands, four swear words, and some amount of frustration to clear.

    I've only ever had it happen in an aftermarket Kel Tec magazine with a +1 floorplate on it (which should have been a red flag about reliability anyway...) but I put them in all my .32s just in case. For practice with ball it takes about 10 seconds to remove or replace.
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    Good to know that!
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