.32 ACP fun!


May 15, 2011, 05:58 PM
I recently bought a steel target from G&T Targets (http://www.gttargets.com/targetsandbases.htm). I bought an 8" static steel target. I bought the target and the top piece from G&T, but made my own stand form an IV pole base and some 2" angled steel we had laying around. Yes, that is a new 2X4. :)

It has proven lots of fun to shoot, as well as making me concentrate, or miss. I have shot it anywhere from 25 to 50 yards so far.

Today I took my Browning Model 1922 and my recently (yesterday) acquired Beretta Model 81 to the range for some fun. After running some stuff over the chrono I set the target at 25 yards and just had some fun with my .32's.

I like the Browning a lot, but this Beretta is superb. :D




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May 15, 2011, 06:29 PM
I've often thought about picking up a Beretta 81 or 82. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm semi-urban and in desperate need of an outdoor range.:scrutiny:

May 17, 2011, 06:19 PM
Come on now. I know there are some more .32 fans out there. Show us what you got. :)

May 17, 2011, 10:41 PM
Wow - it took me a minute to actually scroll down and see that target was mobile! I thought, I can't believe he is shooting that in his back yard.

May 18, 2011, 06:10 AM

May 18, 2011, 06:30 AM
The CZ 70 was always my favorite .32. It's a nice accurate gun, and a fun round. I've seen some of those Beretta's offered on an internet auction recently but the ones in my price range don't come with mags. I wasn't sure how easy it would be to find a .32 Beretta mag.
Nice shooting BTW.

May 18, 2011, 06:34 AM
Good on you.
You are Too cool. Made your own taget and stand and played with some nice 32 autos

I am eying an old savage 32 at the LGS

Sadly I am a welding idiot, so most stuff I make is bolted.

Jim NE
May 18, 2011, 01:17 PM
I love your guns, walkalong. I'd like to find one of those. How much money is the least expensive ammo for .32 acp? (if you don't reload.)

May 18, 2011, 09:50 PM
It's pretty cheap to reload.

Check ATG for a look at prices for loaded ammo. They are usually very competitive.


I also have a Taurus in .32 Mag.


I want a S&W Model 16 in .32 Mag. Some day, some day. I would love a S&W .32 Masterpiece in .32 Long, but they are very pricey. Probably never happen.

May 19, 2011, 01:05 AM
Got a CZ 70 for less than $200 and so far its been 100% reliable and very comfortable to shoot, recoil is very light.

May 19, 2011, 07:03 AM
OK, ok. That was a revolver. Here is my Benelli in .32 Long WC. It's a sweet shooter. An abandoned target pistol that found someone (me) to give it new life plinking at the range.


Got a CZ 70

I have eyeballed those. I have never been able to see one in person to hold it though. I have been outbid on a couple of CZ 83's in .32 ACP. They handle pretty much like the Beretta 81. Very similar feel.

May 19, 2011, 02:17 PM
man I really like that Benelli.... what is the model? I would love to get my wife one of those

May 19, 2011, 04:55 PM
+1 That Benelli is sweet.

May 19, 2011, 07:14 PM
Benelli MP3-S .32 WC. And your right, it is sweet. Mouse fart recoil and excellent accuracy.

They make a .32 ACP version as well. They show up from time to time. I got out bid on a .32 ACP a couple of years ago.

.30 Luger and 9MM as well. I used to have a 9MM. Should have kept it.



May 20, 2011, 10:39 AM
I have a Colt Model M 1903

A Savage Model 1907

A Remington Model 51

Those ar 32 ACP. in 32 S&W I have a US Revolver CO tip up

In 32 rimfire I have an 1864 S&W Model 1 1/2

Although unsuitable for self defense (IMO) I find 32's a lot of fun to shoot (except the 32 rf, at ~$150 a box the ammo is rare and expensive, and the little revolver wants to break my wrist!!).

May 20, 2011, 11:36 AM
Pics man. The thread needs more pics.

May 20, 2011, 03:50 PM
The only .32 I have now is a Seecamp. I had a Tomcat but sold it. After seeing that Benelli, I'm going to have to keep an eye out for one. And yes, more pics!

Mad Magyar
May 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
This sweet Mauser Hsc is accurate and built like a "brick outhouse"...

May 21, 2011, 07:11 PM
Aside from my Grandads old Iver Johnson .32 Short revolver, I've got a Walther PPK and a Browning 1922 in .32 ACP. I don't shoot the old IJ, but both the Walther and the Browning have proven themselves to be accurate, and reliable. The extra barrel length on the Browning gets all the velocity the little .32 is capable of, and it shoots right where it's pointed, in spite of the rudimentary fixed sights. The 9 +1 magazine capacity makes it handy for plinking at the range, too. The Walther works 100% with high velocity SilverTips or Gold Dots, and is usually my backup gun of choice in warmer weather.

May 23, 2011, 09:54 AM
Finally showing the 32 acp some love! Hate when people bash on it. Sorry no pics yet but I do have a MAB model d 2, cz 83, and had a beretta 81 that I gave to my dad as a b-day gift. All good shooters till rear sight on MAB loosened in the dovetail. Any MAB owners that know where to get parts?? Haha

Happy shooting.

June 4, 2011, 10:24 AM
My CZ 83 in .32 ACP came yesterday. It is a police trade in like my Beretta M-81. It needed cleaning and oiling, but mechanically it is in great shape. I hope to shoot it today. Picked it up off Auction Arms. $239+ $10 to ship, and of course $25 to my FFL. A bargain IMHO.

CZ 83 7.65 caliber

June 4, 2011, 11:04 AM
i have a 32auto i haven't shot in years. probably never will again, only because the ammo costs more than 45acp :eek:

June 4, 2011, 12:59 PM
I must have had this thread in the back of my mind this past week. I went to a store with a plan to buy a 9mm, instead came out with a nice Walther PP in, you guessed it, .32acp. It's a 1964 model, actually Manhurin made, but with the Walther name on the slide. It's police marked, I'm told from Austria, and it's pretty slick. I've got a vacation coming up soon, hopefully I'll get out and have some fun with it.

June 4, 2011, 02:33 PM
this sweet mauser hsc is accurate and built like a "brick outhouse"...
look almost like an .380 astra constable 2

June 4, 2011, 02:45 PM
the walther PP in .32acp, is the most accurate, of all the PP/PPKs, you will be very pleased. Had 1 was Interarms, West German, police trade in.w/flap holster. After you shoot it you'll throw your .380s away. oh yeah, IMHO.

Colt 1903 .32acp

Savage Model of 1910, Nickel .32acp, 10 shots!

Browning 1910, 1922

And my daughter's favorite, S&W, 4" , .32 S&W Long ,Hand Ejector (revolver)

June 4, 2011, 04:20 PM
Pics man. The thread needs more pics.

o.k. :)

I've carried this one off and on over the years. Started carrying it again recently. Brilliant design , snag free, super slim, pocketable (in most of my pants) and super easy to conceal.

This one is from 1938. Not pristine, but still in pretty good shape. Shoots very well, and as reliable as they come with everything I've put through it. I prefer the hotter European loadings like S&B and Fiochi. The Buffalo Bore stuff looks interesting too (looks about the same weight and vellocity as the S&B with a better bullet design) . Love to try some out if I can find some.


June 4, 2011, 05:00 PM
I think that my colt 1903 is a very fun 32 to shoot. It is very accurate for a gun that has some of the worst sights I have ever seen. But I tell you for a ninety year old gun it rocks

June 4, 2011, 06:35 PM
Two nice 1903's. Maybe I will luck into a good deal on one someday. Thanks for the pics.

June 4, 2011, 10:23 PM
I recently bought a steel target from G&T Targets (http://www.gttargets.com/targetsandbases.htm). I bought an 8" static steel target. I bought the target and the top piece from G&T, but made my own stand form an IV pole base and some 2" angled steel we had laying around. Yes, that is a new 2X4. :)

It has proven lots of fun to shoot, as well as making me concentrate, or miss. I have shot it anywhere from 25 to 50 yards so far.


I have a couple of the GT Targets 8" plates. They are lots of fun.

I like your base. Better than the 2x4 base I made. It gives me some ideas. Thanks

June 4, 2011, 10:29 PM
The base came from an IV pole. Picture it turned over with wheels on each leg. The middle plate was just off the floor, keeping the weight low for stability. We have several old ones in the warehouse. I call it the "Bermuda Triangle" because once stuff goes there, it is going to disappear. People either get it to use, it gets given to some hospital in a third world country, who are glad to have it, or tossed in the trash if things get too crowded. I am going to scrounge another one for future use.

Oh, and I made a mistake in the first post. My plate is a 10". I plan on getting an 8" plate as well one of these days.

September 27, 2011, 11:39 PM
Sorry to be so late........ I've got a Beretta 1935 .32 auto, came with the original flap holster, both in very good condition. It needed some TLC, new springs from Wolff, cleaned up and sparingly lubed, a fantastic shooter. It sits with me at the computer.

September 27, 2011, 11:54 PM
I love my mauser 1914, hands down my favorite pocket pistol.


September 28, 2011, 08:55 AM
It sure is a fun round for shooting - I've got a 1903 Colt pocket hammerless and a Beretta 1935. The Colt is more enjoyable to shoot - there's no hammer to bite your hand (like on the Beretta) and it doesn't toss spent brass straight up to come back down on your head (like the Beretta does :rolleyes:) But the Beretta is still a cool gun and has got to be one of the easiest field stripping autos out there.

September 29, 2011, 03:08 PM
My two favorites:

Interarms Walther SS PPK/S in .32 ACP with Ivory

Manurhin Walther PP in .32 ACP

September 29, 2011, 03:21 PM
My Beretta Model 70



As well as a FN1910/22 I am working on for my cousin.


September 29, 2011, 04:53 PM
I have a KelTec 32 auto, a Colt 32 long revolver, and two different 32 rim fire pocket pistols.

I have bid for, and lost, several other 32 pistols.

I would LOVE to have a Beretta Model 70 (jaguar) and a Remington model 51. - two of the most elegant 32autos ever made.

September 29, 2011, 07:54 PM
Walther PP Police trade (Lower Saxony Germany)

Sig P230

Seecamp LWS32


September 29, 2011, 09:17 PM
Love those grips on the 83. Can they be purchased these days?

September 30, 2011, 05:07 AM
They are fun aren't they? Almost like shooting a .22.

They are lethal if shots are well placed, quick followup shots and decent penetration with fmj.

September 30, 2011, 05:32 AM
Love those grips on the 83. Can they be purchased these days?
Look here;

Warning though; there is a rumor that the wood grips are prone to crack, (mine did).

September 30, 2011, 06:38 AM
I have P32 and love shooting it. I would love to get an all metal 32acp. What fun it must be to shoot.

September 30, 2011, 12:00 PM
but Buffalo Bore markets a 75 grain, hard lead, RNFP.32 ACP.

Supposedly, it steps out at 1150. Never clocked it. It feeds in my NAA Guardian and is positively deadly to feral 'Phone Books that have been known to visit my back yard.


September 30, 2011, 04:05 PM
I love my CZ-83. I shoot my reloads with 75gr.FP from Rim Rock, powered with Red Dot. I sized them to .311. Shoots great in my gun. Great training load for those who are recoil sensitive, but need something with more punch then a .22.

Bottom line, cheap, accurate and loads of fun!;)

September 30, 2011, 06:38 PM
My Seecamp in .32 ACP


It has accompanied me many places.

September 30, 2011, 07:19 PM
My Seecamp in .32 ACP

That looks like an old style "thick" base mag on your Seecamp. Have you tried a new mag? They are much better built and easier to work on than the old mags... in fact the new Seecamp mags are probably the best made mags I've ever seen.

September 30, 2011, 09:48 PM
Haven't tried any "new" mags. I'll check it out.

October 1, 2011, 09:55 PM
Love the old Colt pocket hammerless models, but don't have one, and others have already posted pics of their Seecamps, but here's mine nonetheless.

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