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Is a .32 H&R even worth buying?

This is a discussion on Is a .32 H&R even worth buying? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Keep me posted. I have a few cases of 32 S&W Long I got in a trade. Going to see what it can do. Pretty ...

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    Keep me posted. I have a few cases of 32 S&W Long I got in a trade. Going to see what it can do. Pretty curious at how much of a change it is from the Long to the H&R. Manuals are only so good, but I'm looking for real world data.
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    I bought a S&W stainless 4inch for my son when he was 7 because I thought he was too small to keep shooting my 38. He started with a .22 S&W Kit gun. Now at 25 he is still shooting the 32H&R. My only mistake was I was handloading hotter rounds in the 32 than he was shooting in the 38. Well, maybe I made two mistakes because he kept outshooting me using it. It is bad to have a kid do that to you too soon. For his 24th birthday I bought him an XD45 'cuse he didn't want to give mine back and I still wanted it real bad. Anyone who badmouths a 32H&R just is plain ignorant or worse.

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    I wish I would have bought a single six with the birds head grip in 32 H&R while they were making them a couple years ago. A very cool little gun waiting for a nice crossdraw rig for jackrabbits and tin cans.

    If anyone happens to see one for sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo View Post
    I wish I would have bought a single six with the birds head grip in 32 H&R while they were making them a couple years ago. A very cool little gun waiting for a nice crossdraw rig for jackrabbits and tin cans.

    If anyone happens to see one for sale...

    Exactly the reason I bought my single six in birdshead. Thought is was cool looking and it does the job on tin cans and a coyote I happened upon.
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    I had a S&W M631 4" that I just couldn't cozy up to. I ended up selling it to Terry Murbach for his wife. Terry and his wife love the 32 Mag and they have put a gazillion rounds through the one I owned. Me, I like my S&W 60-10 much better. Regards, Richard

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    That is a sweet looking little revolver. If only S&W would chamber that in .327 Federal. A nice self defense and camp gun all rolled into one.

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    I'm getting a "no longer made anymore" four inch Ruger SP101 and getting that barrel put on my .327 Federal.
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    Getting all this stuff in a trade deal. The discontinued 4 inch 32 H&R SP101; spring kit, Hogue grip, some ammo, brass, dies.

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    If I were shopping for a .32, I'd sure go for the .327. What is the point in buying a .32 H&R Mag when the .327 is available?

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    I'm going to swap out the 4 inch barrel to my .327 and put the 3" barrel on my .32. This is also a discontinued model, which will gain value over time.
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    As it turns out I took my Taurus 741 to the range today and without having a chronograph it felt like a low powered .38 spl. I got it for my wife years ago and she would shoot it all the time as the recoil was very comfortable for her. I shot pretty good groups offhand and all in all it was a fun gun to shoot. If you saw one for a good price I'd pick it up if it was me. Midway always seems to have personal defense ammo for it.

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    so many guns that are better for self defense. Save your money and buy something with more power.
    Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts. Psalm 28:4

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    This is a Charter Arms 6 shot 32H&R .. Solid revolver ... Shoots 32H&R , 32 Long , 32 Short .. 32acp
    With Hornady 32H&R i feel well protected .. Little recoil equals fast accurate follow up shots

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    It's better than nothing.Great strides have been made when it comes to ammunition improvements.

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