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Berto
08-16-2012, 13:01
I'm on a .32 kick as of late, having just picked up the $40 Iver Johnson shooter. Whenever I pickup a new round, I research it pretty thoroughly.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9229/cheapshot001.jpg

There's lots of .32's just in handguns, from .32 rimfire to the newer .327mag, but it's not very talked about in general, even though it used to be extremely popular and actually historically significant, with Presidential assassination (McKinley) in the USA and Archduke Ferdinand (started WWI) globally.
The NYPD used .32 revolvers, European police issued .32acp Walthers at one time. People still use the .32 in the Kel Tek P32 as a handy pocket gun, and some folks are trying the new .327 mag in Ruger and S&W revolvers.

Besides the IJ, I have a few other ".32's" if I were to consider the Nagant revolver a .32 (I don't) since folks routinely shoot .32 S&W Longs in them, and extra .32acp cylinders can be had for them;

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg502/scaled.php?server=502&filename=everything183.jpg&res=landing

This Belgian Melior was made in the same approx time as the Iver Johnson, approx 1920;

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8181/melior005.jpg

I'm not big on .32acp/S&W as a defense round, but I like shooting them...if I can find the ammo. There's a model 1.5 S&W at the shop I may have to get....

bac1023
08-16-2012, 13:24
Very nice, Berto :cool:

The_Gun_Guru
08-16-2012, 14:28
I'm not big on .32acp/S&W as a defense round, but I like shooting them...if I can find the ammo. There's a model 1.5 S&W at the shop I may have to get....

I love my KT P-32 and I take it EVERYWHERE!

I would not dismiss it as a viable SD round because a guy here in Fort Lauderdale shot and killed a ghetto POS with a P-32 a couple years ago.

I love the .32ACP and would love to find a CZ-83 in said caliber. That would be a GREAT find!!!!

I also want a CZ-70 as well as a Beretta 3032.


TGG

Trigger Finger
08-16-2012, 17:14
I like the 32 Auto. I wish the ammunition was loaded to European standards but it is still a fine cartridge if you practice double taps.
This cartridge is surprisingly accurate!

I like my Beretta Tomcat allot. I just wish it was made better and could handle +P loads without a problem. Taurus has a Millennium model in 32 Auto I was thinking of getting. Also I would like a Skorpion from the Check republic. That would be nice to shoot, especially if you could find the small rifle stock and put this on. Proper paperwork of course. :supergrin:

My wife likes the 32 Auto also. I would like to find a used Walther PPK in 32 for a good price. I also like the 32 H&R revolver cartridge. Less powerful then the 327 federal but much more power then the 32 auto. A 7 shot S&W revolver in this caliber would be very nice.

collim1
08-16-2012, 17:19
I have always liked them. For some reason I have always wanted a Beretta Tomcat and a Colt pocket auto, they are just cool guns.

dnuggett
08-16-2012, 17:21
Never been a big fan of the .32. For plinking I prefer the .22 variants- short, long and magnum. For self defense with a handgun I prefer 9 and .45 ACP. I get the historical significance and usage of the .32, I just don't have a use today.

Nice pieces though.

Glock40man
08-16-2012, 17:24
I like the Beretta (3032) Tomcat.

elde
08-16-2012, 18:14
Been carrying a Seecamp .32 ever since the early '90s.....Silvertip JHPs function perfectly and is accurate out to 10 yards. Big fan of the .32ACP.

GAFinch
08-16-2012, 18:25
I love my KT P-32 and I take it EVERYWHERE!

I would not dismiss it as a viable SD round because a guy here in Fort Lauderdale shot and killed a ghetto POS with a P-32 a couple years ago.

I love the .32ACP and would love to find a CZ-83 in said caliber. That would be a GREAT find!!!!

I also want a CZ-70 as well as a Beretta 3032.


TGG

I love my P32 as well. I use it either as a main carry gun when necessary at work, or as a backup to a bigger carry gun whenever possible...either as a NY reload or as a little gun to wedge under my leg while driving.

I picked up a CZ-70 a year ago as a cheap carry gun (longer barrel makes it ballistically similar to a snub nose .38), but I've just replaced it with an M&P9c since I could finally afford to. The CZ-70 is fine overall, but the safety is upside down and the trigger slap combined with a serrated trigger tears up your finger at the range unless you wear a glove. While the slide is nice and sleek, the grip is about as big as an M&Pc or a baby Glock.

gruntmedik
08-16-2012, 18:56
I have a few

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/gruntmedik/Gun%20porn/IMG_1478-1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/gruntmedik/Gun%20porn/32HE005.jpg

Also have a Nazi marked CZ27, but don't have a pic of it.

Hour13
08-16-2012, 19:04
I like the Beretta (3032) Tomcat.

That's on my wish-list.


First handgun I ever shot was my grandma's .32 auto. Don't remember what the gun was, but I'll always have a softspot for the .32 acp.

:embarassed:

WiskyT
08-16-2012, 19:06
32 ammo is easy to find if you only have to go down the hall to make some. You're in good company Berto, Ed Harris is a big fan of all things 32.

Here is some good reading whether you reload or not:



http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-478959.html

RWBlue
08-16-2012, 19:10
I inherited an old S&W 32S&W long revolver. To be honest, I don't think much of the ammo I have tested. Don't get me wrong, the gun functions as designed, but things have progressed.

If someone has a recommended load, let me know.

RWBlue
08-16-2012, 19:12
I have a few

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/gruntmedik/Gun%20porn/IMG_1478-1.jpg



I have always loved the look of that gun.

Jade Falcon
08-16-2012, 20:28
Wouldn't mind having a wheelgun in .327 Magnum and a .32 NAA from NAA.

pennlineman
08-16-2012, 20:29
The only one I have. There's someting cool about a six shot centerfire J frame.

http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt250/pennlineman/2012/DSC002952.jpg

The Ruger SP101 in .327 magnum appeals to me also.

wk9k
08-16-2012, 20:35
berto i sent u a pm...

Berto
08-16-2012, 20:35
32 ammo is easy to find if you only have to go down the hall to make some. You're in good company Berto, Ed Harris is a big fan of all things 32.

Here is some good reading whether you reload or not:



http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-478959.html

Ed Harris always wrote great articles, IIRC he did a great write up on 32-20 for Gun Digest back in the early eighties.

I'll be saving brass for that day when I'm able to roll my own here.

shark_za
08-17-2012, 00:24
My first ever pistol was a .32 ACP CZ70 in the late 80's, all I could afford right out the Army.
So I have a soft spot for them and I probably have more .32's/7.65 than any other caliber apart from maybe 9mm.
A few FN1900's, FN1910's' FN1910/22's Colt 1903, etc

I used to carry 60gr Fiocchi SJHP's in the CZ and even dabbled in THV's at a stage.
If it was my only option I would carry ball in it these days.
Keep history alive!

TxGun
08-17-2012, 00:33
I love the .32ACP and would love to find a CZ-83 in said caliber. That would be a GREAT find!!!!

TGG

Bud's has them:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/21_82/CZ+USA/

Sheepdog Scout
08-17-2012, 01:59
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/Master_Mold/DSC00938.jpg

:supergrin:

fnfalman
08-17-2012, 03:32
Two can play at that game.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Czech%20Skorpion/Skorpion007.jpg

bac1023
08-17-2012, 04:14
The only 32s I own...


Beretta Tomcat in 32ACP


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2228.jpg





Rossi M69 in 32 S&W Long

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-10.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/008-5.jpg

Blast
08-17-2012, 04:27
I have a Beretta Tomcat. I like it. Case ejection can be a nuisance sometimes. Once a hot case fell right in the gap of my glasses. Didn't touch my eye, but it stung the eyelid.

bac1023
08-17-2012, 04:40
I have a Beretta Tomcat. I like it. Case ejection can be a nuisance sometimes. Once a hot case fell right in the gap of my glasses. Didn't touch my eye, but it stung the eyelid.

Mine has been fine, though I don't have many rounds through it.

Landric
08-17-2012, 08:30
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Landric/IMG_2764.jpg

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
08-17-2012, 09:10
Old Beretta Model 90 was cool - belonged to my ex wife's family. I used it for a carry gun when I first got my CHL. Looks like a PPK almost

bac1023
08-17-2012, 09:27
Old Beretta Model 90 was cool - belonged to my ex wife's family. I used it for a carry gun when I first got my CHL. Looks like a PPK almost

They are cool :cool:

1gewehr
08-17-2012, 09:53
Early .32 autos are interesting to me. Lots of clever designs as folks tried various ways to improve on earlier models.
I am fond of the Savage 1907/1910. It had the first detachable double-stack magazine handgun. Advertisements said "Ten Shots Quick!".
The FN model 1922 is an elegant John Browning design that is easy to shoot well.
Colt's M1903 is a comfortable and reliable pocket pistol.
And the early Walther PPk was a little gem of a pistol.

cowboywannabe
08-17-2012, 10:56
Old Beretta Model 90 was cool - belonged to my ex wife's family. I used it for a carry gun when I first got my CHL. Looks like a PPK almost

first .32acp i ever owned. i loved that gun. gave to my grandpa whom lived in another state, he died some years later and the vultures from his 2nd wife's family cleaned out everything.

G26S239
08-17-2012, 11:21
My 32 autos, 1914 mfg 1903 Colt, 1962 Walther PPK w/heel mag release and 2002 Seecamp LWS 32. The Colt is my favorite, it is a shooter not a collector but I like it.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2mnf49i.jpg

countrygun
08-17-2012, 11:38
Early .32 autos are interesting to me. Lots of clever designs as folks tried various ways to improve on earlier models.
I am fond of the Savage 1907/1910. It had the first detachable double-stack magazine handgun. Advertisements said "Ten Shots Quick!".
The FN model 1922 is an elegant John Browning design that is easy to shoot well.
Colt's M1903 is a comfortable and reliable pocket pistol.
And the early Walther PPk was a little gem of a pistol.


A good friend of mine ,since passed, collected .32 autos and I do mean he was a SERIOUS collector. (He had over 50 including variants, and that was just "pre-war") I got the chance to shoot those in his collection that weren't "Mint unfired". When I decided to buy my first .32 I settled on the Savage (I guess my ex-wife still has it) They were a fantastic little pistol and I later found that my Grandfather had carried one, but sadly it did not come down the family tree. I have only bought two more, a CZ 70 that I could not get to function due to the aftermarket mags so it went away, and the Dreyse that I showed pics of in the "Oddball" thread. I have my eyes open for many of the old ones for the heck of it but they don't show up as often as they used to.

gruntmedik
08-17-2012, 13:38
I have always loved the look of that gun.

Me too, they are a bit big for the caliber, but they feel so good in hand, are nice and thin, and recoil is minimal at best. I looked and looked before I was able to get this one.

JDSTG58
08-17-2012, 18:35
.......

Berto
08-17-2012, 19:06
I had the 1907 Savage, too...neat design. May need to find another auto, probably a 1903 Colt along with another top break someday. Right now it's ammo.


Lol, I found .32 Colt ammo, but nothing I have shoots it.:rofl:

hogship
08-17-2012, 19:08
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/306541698.jpg

I carried a NAA Guardian 32acp for awhile. It was a good little pistol, but the LCP replaced it a few years ago......

ooc

Jack23
08-17-2012, 21:37
I have long believed that the .32 is a grossly under rated/under appreciated caliber. I have my dad's old Colt 1903 and my KelTec P-32. I prefer this over the .25 and the .380. I sometimes carry the KelTec as a BUG and sometimes. like on the beach etc, It will be the only gun I have on me. I may not be able to fight a war with it but it would do a good job of keepin' the punks off me in a lot of situations.

RWBlue
08-17-2012, 22:42
I have long believed that the .32 is a grossly under rated/under appreciated caliber. I have my dad's old Colt 1903 and my KelTec P-32. I prefer this over the .25 and the .380. I sometimes carry the KelTec as a BUG and sometimes. like on the beach etc, It will be the only gun I have on me. I may not be able to fight a war with it but it would do a good job of keepin' the punks off me in a lot of situations.

There was a time when the 32 was a pretty good pocket gun, but now we have pocket 9mm guns that are reliable.

Faulkner
08-18-2012, 08:22
I love the Colt pocket autos in .32 ACP and think they are some of the best quality firearms Colt ever made. The prices of these babies has really skyrocketed the past few years.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/143626525.jpg

EL COLONEL
08-18-2012, 09:26
Lime a Rita with a brownie Berto ??

G26S239
08-18-2012, 09:55
I love the Colt pocket autos in .32 ACP and think they are some of the best quality firearms Colt ever made. The prices of these babies has really skyrocketed the past few years.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/143626525.jpg

Very nice! :thumbsup:

March817
08-18-2012, 14:08
I love the Colt pocket autos in .32 ACP and think they are some of the best quality firearms Colt ever made. The prices of these babies has really skyrocketed the past few years.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/143626525.jpg

What the Ruger SR9c and Kimber Solo aspire to be.

Jason D
08-18-2012, 16:58
I have a couple military models, but haven't shot one in about 12 years.
The last one I bought was a Mauser HSc German Army issue during WWII.

Berto
08-18-2012, 20:25
Lime a Rita with a brownie Berto ??

I only ate the brownie.:supergrin:

harleypilot
08-19-2012, 02:03
I have carried my Beretta Tomcat for a few years. Anything bigger would probably be left at home or in the car most of the time.
Every few months I shoot a few rounds through it, and it
always functions perfectly and is accurate enough.

Jim

Glock40man
08-19-2012, 02:57
I love the Colt pocket autos in .32 ACP and think they are some of the best quality firearms Colt ever made. The prices of these babies has really skyrocketed the past few years.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/143626525.jpg

Nice!:cool:

Bob Hafler
08-19-2012, 05:39
Oh now you've went and done it. You just had to show those beautiful little 32's didn't you. Gosh darn trouble makers. How the hell am I ever going to have any money with you guys doing these sort of things.:crying:

I'm starting to think I need a 12 step program.

Winds-of-change
08-19-2012, 05:49
My Browning FN..........

checkyoursix
08-19-2012, 06:01
I have a couple

CZ 27
CZ 50
CZ 70
CZ 83
Winchester 1873 32-20

I really like your definition of "couple", I am going to use it with my wife as in "I only need a couple more guns this year".


As for 32's, they are soft shooters, and while I lved in Europe I often read about people killed with the caliber. Obviously the victims had not read about the discussions here on why anything below 40 won't do, or they would be fine.

nsl
08-19-2012, 08:47
Local shop has a S&W 632 Pro Comp Carry 327 mag that I like, but shells in any 32 seem to be hard to find and expensive.

mrt949
08-19-2012, 09:22
Only one SEECAMP 32.

RWBlue
08-19-2012, 12:25
I really like your definition of "couple", I am going to use it with my wife as in "I only need a couple more guns this year".


As for 32's, they are soft shooters, and while I lved in Europe I often read about people killed with the caliber. Obviously the victims had not read about the discussions here on why anything below 40 won't do, or they would be fine.

Killing and stopping are two different things.

Many people die after being shot by a 22lr or even a 22short, but I don't think you would consider the 22lr a stopping cartridge.

I consider a 9mm JHP the minimum stopping cartridge, but then again, most people don't like being shot and will probably withdraw if they really don't want to kill you.

Fox
08-19-2012, 20:19
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/Sixgun_Symphony44-40/fb.gif

Get set up for reloading. You will always have ammunition and it will save money.

Berto
08-19-2012, 20:22
^^^ awesome ^^^ :rofl::rofl:

true, too.

janice6
08-19-2012, 20:29
Wifes likes her Inox Tomcat because she doesn't have to rack the slide, just tip up the barrel to unload.

She likes it better because with pearl grips and Rosebuds on them, it looks more "girly".

I keep telling her that for self defense to pretend it's 00 buckshot and empty the magazine in one burst. Little more effective over one shot.