Originally Posted by nitestalker
The 32-20 is the smallest .32 usually considered an effective defensive .32 caliber.
There were a number of famous people who carried the 32-20 because they were an easy round to shoot in any revolver and accuracy using that round in the Bisley matches was proven without question. Not to digress, but the 44 Russian is another extremely accurate round, but can be used effectively for defense if need be. But my reason for not recommending the 32-20 for carrying with defense being the purpose is, because unlike the .32acp the manufacturers aren't making an effective round for that purpose, unless I'm perhaps out of touch with what's available these days. I have to be excused since I'm an admitted dinosaur.