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32 H&R fans rejoice

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Buckeye63, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Monster Zero

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    Yes, I'm thinking this might be a good revolver to age with... the fiber optic sight being part of the plan. Another good possibility would be the SP101 4" with the fiber optic sight, but it's surely more expensive. Also the 4" barrel is less discreet than the 3" on Mr. Ecker's gun.

    Honestly this looks like a well thought out product by the Charter people, in the same vein as the Smith M&P .380. Twenty years from now there will be oldsters armed with this revolver, loading and sometimes shooting .32 Long Colt wadcutters...
     
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  2. SteadyD

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    I’m pretty excited about this one and I’ll be grabbing it as soon as they are available. I’m also hoping they’ll make some variations of it, such as a 2 inch barrel, night sights, and DAO. I’m a fan of squeezing as many rounds as possible in a lightweight revolver. I wish more manufacturers would get on board with the idea and be a little more innovative.
     
  3. somethingbenign

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    The more you guys talk about this the more I'm liking it. Didn't notice the fiber optic sight the first time I looked at it (was on break at work and didn't have a ton of time). That is my biggest complaint for my LCR in 327 is the lack of FO sight for it. Wonder how long it will take someone to make speedloaders for this, are there any other 7 shot 32 cal revolvers out there with this cylinder size?
     
  4. Tallball

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    I agree with all of the related comments.

    IMHO, someone who is not a "gun person" and is not interested in shooting very often is best served by a revolver. Anyone who ever had a cap gun as a kid can use one. Even if they didn't have a cap gun, the "manual of arms" is simple and intuitive. The "non gun person" can stick it in the drawer of their nightstand and shoot a box of ammo out of it at their cousin's farm once a year. Again, this is just my opinion, but I think that this kind of person would be better served by a revolver than by a semi-automatic pistol with a slightly less intuitive manual of arms.

    Similarly, I have been surprised that 32 H&R magnum isn't more popular. It's a decent SD round with very low recoil. I've read umpteen threads where someone's wife or mom or grandma or broken-wristed friend or whatever can't handle the recoil of a 38 special, so they are going to use a 22 revolver for SD. New flash: there are several 32 calibers in between! My wife and MiL have damaged wrists and can shoot 32 H&R magnum just fine. It's way more effective than a 22 (IMHO), but nowhere near the recoil of a 38 special (also my opinion).

    The new CA revolver sounds like a good choice for lots of shooters. As someone else mentioned, the S&W 380EZ is aimed at a similar market.

    Below is my wife's "husband is out of town" HD revolver. It's a CA "undercoverette" in 32 H&R magnum. Her two huge dogs probably make it irrelevant, but the couple of times a year I'm out of town she keeps it in her nightstand.

     
  5. RealGun

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    A six-shot J-frame lightweight by S&W with no ILS would get my attention. This would be more like an actual pocket gun and not pretending to be a 327 Federal Magnum or in a platform sturdy enough to fit 7 rounds. I already have a 6-shot, 3" 327 SP101, in which I shoot subsonic 327, still significantly more powerful than 32 H&R but suited to the gun and something one could shoot without hearing protection defensively. It is not a pocket gun though.
     
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  6. GEM

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    That gun is the SW 432 which is out of production. Lots of folks like them. I got one rather inexpensively when they were discontinued and dumped on the market. Now they cost a bit.
     
  7. Hasaf

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    someone else already said it.
     
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    I have two recent model Charters and I prefer it to the j frame trigger. The charter’s trigger is a consistent weight through the pull. S&W j frame is heavy at the beginning and gets lighter. For me the j frame trigger is more difficult to control.
     
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  9. RealGun

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    Not. Do we need to police it?
     
  10. Buckeye63

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    You lost me at "Pretending to be a 327mag ". ?
     
  11. OneFreeTexan

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    Tall Balls, your post made me rethink my position...Yes, I love the 32 H &R Magnum,,, However, I shoot a minimum of 50 shots every day,,,,YES,,, that is every day,,,, and most often up to 100... I practice drawing my gun from holster....sooo cocking a revolver is second nature to me ....pull it out,, pull the hammer back, aim and shoot....thought I more often ‘point aim’, whatever that might mean,,, Really we are talking distance of much less than ten yards,,,, so any paper plate in that range is dead meat to me. I also practice my other guns daily, but here were are talkin close SD distances.
     
  12. Mauser lover

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    Is this more of a K-frame size or a J-frame size? I just need something to compare against.

    I really wish Ruger would make a three inch LCRx in .327 with six shots! This might have to do for a while though.
     
  13. Buckeye63

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    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/charter-bulldog-size.844988/#post-10996039

    Here is a thread comparing the Charter Bulldog frame to other revolvers...
    The Charter Professional uses the Bulldog frame
     
  14. Mauser lover

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    Thanks! Those pictures are very helpful! So, it's about the same length as a J-frame and close to the same height as the K-frame (when held upright, as if shooting and not laying on a table). About. Kinda close anyway.
     
  15. Buckeye63

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    Its closer to a SP101 size , but lighter ..
    For my Bulldog framed revolvers , I purchase holsters for a SP101 or a Colt Detective
     
  16. RealGun

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    Too small and light to want to shoot full-up ammo in it.
     
  17. Buckeye63

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    Yep .. The Charters 32 H&R offering is a 7 shot ... They offered a 327 in a 6 shot once upon a time ..

    As the 38spl is compared to the 357mag
    Is the way the 32 H&R is compared to the 327 mag

    Alot of people will buy a lightweight 357mag snubbie that becomes a $$$$
    38spl
    And then some people purchase a lightweight 38spl snubbie and save $$$$
     
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  18. Fiv3r

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    When we are talking .32 anything, I dont get so hung up on the maximum power round the gun will chamber.

    In a the choice of .357 and .38 special, I can see the desire to go .357. It's common, its powerful, it comes in a lot of flavors. I prefer the .38 but i can see the value of a .357.

    When it comes to .327, it's so niche and hard to come by, i never shot more than 20 rounds out of a gun designed to shoot it. I bought a random box (the last box they had) with the SP101. Once that was gone, I just shot .32 long and acp out of it. .32 H&R would have been welcome but I've never seen it in the flesh.

    I like those little .32 poppers. For me, the. 327 was abrassive and blasty for what it was. I never felt the need for it. That's just my opinion of course.
     
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    I think its best to consider the 32 caliber guns pretty much a handloaders round. You may find some of the 32s on the shelf but they are expensive when you do. If you do buy factory loads always save the brass. Get enough brass and a set of dies and the bullets and I bet you can get someone to load them for you. I have done that for folks before. I was happy to do it too.
     
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  20. thomas15

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    Based on this I see no reason to consider purchasing this revolver.
     
  21. BSA1

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    This is an example of why I can not make it as a career manufacturing guns.

    I thought the 32 Magnum would be a great hit especially with women. I still do. The 32 Magnum addresses several shortcomings of the 38 Special J-Frame revolver. I think the lighter recoil, addition of another round and good choices of self-defense ammunition from Federal and Hornady makes it an excellent choice.

    I don't know why it has not caught on. I think gunwriters "guy" attitude has a lot to do with it. (The 32 Magnum is not enough but the 327 is attitude). Gun manufacturers probably has not identified and targeted their market carefully enough.

    The 32 Magnum is waiting to be discovered by the next generation of shooters. As States like California aggressively move to ban all semi-automatic firearms shooters will be forced to turn to revolvers. CA may be sharing the same thoughts also.
     
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  22. SteadyD

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    I will just get one of their other grips. No biggie.
     
  23. Monster Zero

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    Make your own choices. No one trying to force you to do anything with your own money. :)
     
  24. SteadyD

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    Is the length of pull on the bulldog frame the same as the little 38s? Is the trigger pull the same? I ask because I got to pull the trigger on the little 38 today and liked it.
     
  25. Blue Brick

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    Nice, but I want the 45LC.
     
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