This is a discussion on 32 ACP weapon within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Glockwatcher No, it shoots seven times every time -- so far. The seventh round always fires, but the last (ALWAYS the last), ...
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Just picked up a NAA Guardian .32 ACP today. Completely took it down and Balistol'd every nook and cranny and then let it soak or "season" for a few hours then put it back together. Next up a little range time.
Took a couple of pics (photography is my other hobby) and spiffed it up withe NAA logo.
I like the little .32. I have bigger guns I can carry, but sometimes I just carry this.
"In a world of compromise, some men don't." HK ad slogan from the 1980's.
I carry a Kel-Tec P32 in a pocket or ankle holster all the time as a backup mostly, but sometimes that is the only thing small and lite enough to CC (running short and no shirt).
Gen. Pattons' favorite gun for carrying, was a .32 caliber. But, he didn't have to use it.
I have a .32 , and it's a nice small bug ..... but don't use it as a primary. Plus, it's fun to shoot.
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I've got an old Beretta Model 70 in .32 ACP and it's a dandy.
I carried that in an ankle holster for a few years.
Trooper Joe, I once knew a guy with one of those Sigs. It was quite possibly the sweetest shooting semi-auto I have ever played with. I would jump at the chance if one ever showed up while I had the cash for it. I am sure you are going to enjoy it. Oh yeah, Pow'r Ball and Buffalo Bore ammo are great if you are worried about rim lock in a P-32.
That Colt is a good-looking, classic firearm that guarded many a home and fireside. Also, I personally do not dismiss lightly the fact that some awe-inspiring European armies were comfortable with that caliber as a 1st- or 2nd-echelon combat weapon.
I enjoyed a short fling with a nice Browning Mod. 1922, but decided it was a bit ungainly for its power level. A 1910 Browning .32 was unreliable for me--even though that model was/is normally dependable.
Although I personally prefer something a bit more powerful than the .32 ACP, I feel like the OP and others here would "do to tie to" in a tight spot, as I believe that speed, solid hits and controlled & intelligent aggressiveness matter more than caliber anyway. A fighter with a reliable .32 works for me, and IMO many "caliber warriors" go a bit far in their disdain for many weapons. I have made that same error myself, at times.
I haven't read every post and am not sure if anyone already has mentioned the widespread use of the somewhat notorious Ruby .32 Auto by French trench-raiding parties in WWI. Although they also relied on teamwork, grenades, brass knuckles, and trench knives, those .32's were NOT mere badges of rank or symbols of authority. Who in their right mind would want to face any of those guys???
It's been said that carrying anything other than a service caliber firearm is a compromise and not worth carrying... I have to respectfully disagree.
I subscribe and believe in the fact that it is better to be armed at all than defenseless and victimized.
Sometimes people have certain body shapes, or clothing choices and requirements that make carrying even a single stack 9mm difficult or ill advised.
At my job, firearms arent disallowed, however it had best stay concealed unless needed. I wear thin kahki pants and a dress shirt.. no suit coat..to hide much IWB would be pretty obvious to most people. Since i work IT, im often crawling around under desks, hunched over and very close to other employees.. very easy for them to bump against a pistol, or have my shirt come untucked.. a pocket holstered pistol is the obvious way to go. Even an ankle holster could be exposed.
And I would rather have a handgun that i need to be precise on my shots with, then tossing pens and coffee cups at an assailant. Those who go out running or jogging are in a similar situation, more-so I would say.
Here are my choices: Go out into the world armed, prepared to defend myself. ... or Go out into the world and pray like Hell that the cops are only 5 minutes away and not 15, but maybe someone else has a gun..
My uncle gave me a 32 Saur & Sohn pistol that he liberated in WWII. I would feel total comfortable carrying that pistol but my Colt 380 Mustang is smaller and packs a bigger punch.
I urge anyone that is committed to carrying a .32acp for reasons of size, concealabilty, and limited recoil, to consider a Masterpiece Arms MPA380B-II. It is a .380 and is the exact same size as a NAA 32 and Seecamp 32 I have one and really like the thing. No FTF or FTL with Gold Dot, Magtech Guardian Gold, or Hornady. You get a .380 in a .32 size.