.32 Colt Police Positive Special


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mec
April 8, 2004, 09:32 AM
We had a thread on this a while back and both revolver and cartridge sparked some interest.
I did a little digging and here:
http://www.gunblast.com/Cumpston_32Colt.htm

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Old Fuff
April 8, 2004, 11:05 AM
Interesting link - thanks.

In my own experience I find that slightly better accuracy can be obtained from a Police Positive revolver that has a shorter cylinder then the Police Positive Special. A friend that owned a post-war S&W K-32 could shoot 5 shot/one-hole groups at 25 yards from a benchrest. What this little round lacks in raw power it makes up in fine accuracy.

mec
April 8, 2004, 03:01 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if the short cylinder would do a bit better. .32 longs never have liked the jump in the chamber of the .32 mag revolvers. This PPSpecial would shoot a good bit better from a bench. I was shooting like from field positions that are almost, but not quite as steady.

I did some shooting with a k 32 a while back and found it just a tiny bit less accurate than the 1953 K 38 we had along. No problem though as it was making x ring sized groups.

Lone Star
April 9, 2004, 09:43 AM
Mike-

Enjoyed the story! One of my favorite thriller heroines was Modesty Blaise, a British babe who relied often on a .32 Colt probably like this one, although author Peter O'Donnell was shown on a book jacket holding a .32 New Police. Modesty's pal Willie Garvin handloaded her ammo, a pretty unusual step in popular fiction.

Hey: was the extractor rod head replaced on the gun in the article?

Lone Star

mec
April 9, 2004, 01:08 PM
I remember her name but not the stories. Somebody probably put her in a movie. I believe Charles Bronson used a .32 Smith or maybe a colt in DeathWish.

Cosmoline
April 9, 2004, 03:06 PM
Great article! The PPS in .38 Special was one of my favorite revolvers. I'm on the hunt for one in .32

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