Your favorite .32 caliber handguns

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Speezly, May 8, 2013.

  1. Speezly

    Speezly New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a .32 and I want your suggestions. Tell me what you think.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I think it is kinda an 'off' caliber.
     

  3. txpossum

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    The .32 has generally lost popularity -- there are more potent calibers that can be had in the same size gun as a .32 these days. I have only owned one in my life, and that was a 1903 Colt pocket automatic, which I picked up for a good price at a gun show simply because it had such pretty lines. A very elegant gun -- sigh, I sold it during one of my lean times.

    If I were to buy one, I'd look at the Beretta .32 Tomcat.

    Why a .32, and not a .380?
     
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  4. Speezly

    Speezly New Member

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    Because I already own a .380. It's kinda just to say I own a gun in that caliber. Just to add to the collection.
     
  5. txpossum

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    Well, if it's just to have that caliber in your collection, look at the 1903 then. It's a classic.
     

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  6. MisterMcCool

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    I have an old Walther PP in 32 acp. It is very accurate. I have thought about getting a Ruger single-action in 32 but have not bought one yet.
     
  8. Speezly

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  9. BeyondTheBox

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    In order...

    Beretta Tomcat (DA/SA, best trigger system of the group hands down)

    Seecamp LWS32 (Overpriced w/ sucky DAO length trigger pull, but quality build)

    NAA Guardian (Overpriced and overweight with sucky DAO trigger length, but quality build)

    Master Piece Arms MPA32 (Horrible trigger pull, but adequately priced)

    KelTec P32 (Questionable quality reports, let alone terrible trigger length & a mushy and uneven trigger pull, but cheap to reflect it all)
     
  10. robertb6112

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    I have a cz-70. It's a good gun never had any problems with it. But I have big hands and its kind of to small for me. I just wish .32 ACP was cheaper and easier to find.
     
  11. 303tom

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    Wife loves her Charter Arms Patriot in .327 mag.......................It does shoot good, and HOT, that .327 mag. has got some smack, It will put a .38 special to shame & make a .357 mag. sit up and take notice.............
     
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  12. HockaLouis

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    I was going to say the ideal one is not made yet...

    It will be the Ruger LCR 6-shot .327 Mag. -- my dream gun. Maybe resurrect the .32 H&R Magnum for such a light gun with six shots. I'd settle for a ported S&W 2-1/2" .327 Mag J-frame too.

    Maybe what Ruger needs is a proprietary .30 Caliber 6-shot 85 gr. centerfire magnum or 6-shot .28 60 gr. caliber rimfire...

    I want that extra, realitically useful, round dammit!
     
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  13. 1411

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    My favorite .32 is this little single six. She shoots 32 H&R mag and is a commemorative John Wayne piece. I believe there were 1250 made.
     

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  14. kiabe1

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    Colt 1903 is a classic
     
  15. robertusa123

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    i like the keltec p32 32acp very light and compact

    it the top right gun their also a smith and wessen chief special 38 spl and a amt backup 380acp

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  16. HockaLouis

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    Geez that Keltec is cute. 6+1 Mag? How reliable do you find it? What's it weigh!?
     
  17. MisterMcCool

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    No man wants to hear that his gun is cute.
     
  18. donthav1

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    I also own a CZ70, long heavy double action trigger pull but the single action pull isn't bad. seems to be good quality & pretty accurate so far. It has an 8+1 capacity & can be had cheap if you look around, I picked mine up for $100 since it didn't have a magazine
     
  19. HockaLouis

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    It's better than small, narrow, and light I suppose.
     
  20. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Small gun, narrow gun, light gun, slim gun......
    All better than "that gun is cute."
    Babies are cute. Puppies are cute. Calves are delicious. But my guns are not cute.