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.32 Colt Police Positive Special

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mec, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. mec

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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