Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by cluttonfred, Sep 20, 2019.
FN 1910 started WWI.
They did. The TCP PT732 was chambered in .32ACP. However, it differed from its Kel-Tec counterpart in that it did not hold an additional round when compared to its .380-chambered version; both Taurus TCP models held six rounds in their magazines. The PT732 was obviously not a huge seller, and was discontinued long before the PT738 was.
If I saw one for less than two bills somewhere, in good condition, I'd probably pick it up, though not for concealed carry, as I already have both the P32 and the PT738 for those pocket-pistol roles. I bet the PT732 would be a good little shooter, though.
I'd also like to see a medium/small revolver in 32 ACP. Maybe even a K-Frame Smith & Wesson with a 4" barrel.
I am also a fan of the .32ACP round. It works well for my wife so I guess that's why I started with them.
I've owner the FEG AP7, a Walther PP, CZ50 and CZ70, all in 32. All were good guns and I found the 32 round to be a lot of fun to shoot. All were accurate too.
The Walther was the most accurate overall, the CZ's and FEG were good pistols too. I remember the FEG had the hardest slide to pull.
Walmart always had ammo, at about 50 cents a round. I'm not sure if you'll b able to find it anymore.
The Ruger SP-101 and LCR in .327 Federal Magnum will both shoot .32 ACP -- no moonclips needed.
with shipping I was finding GECO .32 ACP for about 20 cents a round. they sold out when the Batch of 32 ACP Berettas came onto the market, but I've seen good prices here and there - not quite that good gain, but pretty good
Pretty sure that is a 1935 rather than the 1934. I don't know of any Beretta 1934s that were not 9mm Corso (380 ). And all the 1935s were 7.65 (32acp).
I do like that model though and it has been my most often carried primary handgun for a long, long time. Mine's in somewhat rougher shape than your but still functions reliably and is amazingly accurate.
You are correct. A typo on my part. I did correct it. Thanks!
Well thanks. I didn't know that. Of course now I will have to go on the hunt for one of them. I am like the rest of you. I really like 32 caliber guns. I like it better than the 380. Neither one is a powerhouse so the lighter recoil of the 32 makes it more desirable to me.
OK. Checked GB and no 732s shown for sale.
Not many notions, but my FN 1900 and CZ70 are both fine pistols. Light, carry well, and shoot straight.
OK, OK, the CZ70 weighs a ton, so what?
Yep, I got lucky and picked up a PT-132Pro off of GB. Really fun pistol to shoot.
All four pistols were bought very reasonable, the Beretta & CZ were both police trade ins from over the pond. I bought the 1903 for $300 walking away money at a gun show.
The last 32 ACP firearm I owned was a NAA Guardian. It would sometimes eject the next live round out the top of the gun after firing the previous one. Interesting defect that resulted in it being repaired and sold.
32 ACP is in the middle range of 25 ACP and 380 ACP for me. And if you're in the range for any of those calibers I'm going to suggest finding a 9mm.
It seems like doing a batch of Ruger LCP or Glock 42 barrels in 32acp wouldn't require any big set up costs. You could probably also use the same magazine bodies with a filler piece.
I don't understand this notion where if a new gun has an issue that it gets sent back for repair and immediately sold. Did you even try shooting it again?
I just got my Charter Professional back after the transfer bar broke and the sights were adjusted due to a low POI. I'm not racing to the LGS to sell it, I'm gonna see if the sight issue was fixed and if it is, I'm gonna shoot it a bunch to see if the transfer bar breaks again. If it does... then I'll be convinced that the transfer bars are junk and will be selling it.
The .32 ACP was once very popular, especially in Europe, where it was known as the 7,65 Browning. It is somewhat yesteryear's cartridge.
It's pretty hard to fault things that continue to work well when they are 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100+ years old.
A Colt Model 1903 that was made in 1906:
Another .32 ACP offering that is no longer around was the Bersa Thunder 32. It was made for a while but then discontinued. I had a customer at the range where I worked that swore by his. I don't know what year it was discontinued but it is virtually unobtanium at this point. I have looked for several years on gunbroker and never seen one listed.
When you cannot find a used gun for sale it usually means a combination of three things:
1. Limited production (no spare units to sell)
2. High demand (no market dwell time or owners like them a lot)
3. Limited resale value (not worth the time to sell)
4. Caliber in limited demand or production.
5. Better choices available (sometimes public perception is not reality)
I am guessing the Bersa .32 is a combination of 1, 3, and 4. Good guns, I had a .380 a decade ago and it always worked.
The 32 ACP can be made up into a fun little rifle. I am aware of several rimfire rifles that were converted to handle it. The one I shot was a tackdriver...and quiet.
Here ya go. Some good reading because I want one myself. Ed Harris is a fan of 32 caliber guns and there are several good articles on the website. Funny thing is that I had a Marlin 32 mag lever action and never took to it like I have my 357 lever action from them. I didn't like the weight or the octaginal barrel. Go figure?
Yeah I shot it a bit more, it was alright for a poker table gun. I bought it used and after warranty work used it in a trade for a 45. NAA's warranty is pretty good.
How about a WWII era CZ-27? This pistol has a hair trigger and is fun to shoot.
Neat, though I would prefer a nice pre-war version with pretty blued finish. I am greedy that way. ;-)
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