Originally Posted by nitestalker
The .327 Mag. looks very impressive. I have not yet seen a gun chambered for it that I like. As for a hot round in a inexpensive hand gun the 7.62X25 Tok can rival modern hot handguns. The CZ 52 which can fire Sub-Gun ammo is a dynamic weapon. Yes it is ugly and fails in ergonomics but it is powerful.
Both ergonomics and looks are light years ahead of those of Glocks.
I kind of like the look of the CZ-52. It grows on you.
As for the 7.62 Tokarev, it is a really potent round. Velocities of 1400-1600 FPS are the norm. It does have a problem with over penetration, but the right hollow point could easily fix that.
To put it's power in perspective. A 90gr bullet traveling at 1400-1600 FPS produces 391-511 ft-lbs of energy
On the other hand, a 357 mag firing a 158gr bullet at 1250 FPS produces 539 ft-lbs of energy.
A 9mm firing a 124gr bullet at 1110 FPS produces 339 ft-lbs of energy.
A 45 ACP firing a 230gr bullet at 950 FPS produces 461 ft-lbs of energy.