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.32 Hunt.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    Which .32 fits the following criteria:

    1. Reliable
    2. Durable
    3. Accurate up to 10 yards
    4. Capacity 10+
    5. Decocker

    Thank you
  2. Shaky

    Shaky Well-Known Member

    Cz 83
  3. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    The old Beretta 81 is a beautiful, high capacity pistol. These are available for pretty low prices currently.

    Bersa makes the Thunder in .32acp and it holds 10+1.

    Close to your requested spec pistol is the harder to find Sig P230. Excellent gun that holds 8+1. I said close.:D

    The CZ83 has two types of mag. One is prone to rimlock, the latter mag, designed with a recessed rear panel, is not. Otherwise a very nice pistol.
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    The only .32 that I can think of that had an actual frame mounted decocker would be the Sauer 38H, made in Germany from 1938 to 1945. Adopted by the German military it was reliable, durable, and probably accurate enough out to 10 yards, but the mag held only 8 rounds. Today it's definitely best suited for the collector and maybe for the occasional shooter whose interests lie with WW II weaponry.

    The Beretta Model 81 and the CZ 83 are both high capacity .32's but lack a decocker, using a manual frame mounted safety to block the hammer and trigger. The Browning BDA 380, which is essentially the Beretta Model 81/84, differs from them in having a slide mounted decocker. The problem here is that while it was made in both .380 and .32, I don't know if the .32 version was ever imported into the U.S. All I could find on the online auction sites was somebody offering a BDA .32 12 round magazine.

    Good luck with your hunt.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    el Godfather

    Just found an FN/Beretta BDA in .32 caliber on Gunbroker. Listing #308060397 with an opening bid of $600.
  6. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    The Godfather watched NCIS Tuesday night.
  7. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Well-Known Member

    Savage 1907???
  8. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Yep, and they are great shooters.

    1. Reliable - Check
    2. Durable - Check
    3. Accurate up to 10 yards - Check (I can hit my 10" steel plate at 50 yards fairly easily with it.)
    4. Capacity 10+ - Check
    5. Decocker - Nope

    This pistol shows carry wear, but was almost like new inside. Police trade in.

  9. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    If you want to go cheap you only need to give up your 10 round requirement. I have had no issues with my sub $200 OTD CZ70. It has a decocker and an LCI.

    SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE Well-Known Member

    Berreta Tomcat !
  11. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    I carry a civilian production Mauser HSc from 1942, only 8+1, no decocker though the safety moves the firing pin out of the way of the hammer so that it can be lowered.

    I used to have a CZ70 and liked it but foolishly sold it.
  12. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    the Sig 230 is the closest you will get in a modern gun but it doesnt hold 10+ rounds.
  13. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Safety with no decocker, but my 1907 and 1917 are amazing little pistols.

  14. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Thank you
    Beretta looks great.
  15. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    Is the Bersa T32 the only gun that fits all of the criteria? I'm surprised. I assumed there would be several.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  16. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Another one that has everything but the decocker is the CZ83. Another police trade in gun.

  17. eastbank

    eastbank Well-Known Member

    i like the walther pp series,nice and slim,double action with decocker in 380 or32 acp, but not a double stack magizine. you can still find the german police trade in,s in 32 acp for a good price, eastbank.
  18. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    I've been carrying the Walther PP series pistols since the mid-70s. I have had great great results (almost flawless) with the .32 ACP in these guns. The Walther(s) seem to work best with this caliber.

    You have a 9 shot (8+1) capability with this gun, with your other requirements met.

    I really like the older PP Model (longer slide) best. My current EDC is a Manurhin (French Walther) in this caliber. After WWII, Walther(s) were made in France and are every bit the quality of their German stamped guns, often found at lower prices.

    Walther would be my first pic.

    Here is a pretty good review of the gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6f149oAccs

    Attached Files:

  19. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    I agree with firesky. you can get 8+1 rounds with the cz70. pretty good fireaems for under 200. mine is accurate out to 25 yards. never had a jam with mine.

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