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.32 S&W Long

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bernie, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. BlueHeelerFl

    BlueHeelerFl Member

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  2. dickydalton

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    The one on the left is an older Taurus 327. Sorry about the crappy picture.
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  3. TTv2

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    LCR is even lighter and not all steel.

    For $300, I am more than interested in getting this Taurus .327 than the LCR.
     
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  4. contender

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    since Ruger has still not bothered to offer the LCR 3" 327, this Taurus looks tempting and at half the price of an sp101.

    I would normally say you get what you pay for, but my last SP in 357 required some serious trigger work to just be tolerable.
     
  5. lincen

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    The 3” barrel will be a great temptation for me. The added velocity helps make the 32 H&R magnum round a good option. Plus it will round out these recent acquisitions in 32 long.


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  6. Mosin77

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    If they had adjustable sights I’d be all over it. As it stands, I might still be all over it. Love the idea of the LCRx. Don’t love the tiny barrel which really handicaps the non-magnum loadings and probably makes the .327 even louder. 3” is much better. 4” or 5” would be even better.
     
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  7. TTv2

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    Where is everyone seeing this new Taurus .327 is gonna have a 3 inch barrel? I've only seen it say it's a 2...
     
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    On Taurus' web page for the gun. It mentions 2 and 3 in, which I assume the 3 in is the Defender model.
     
  9. Seedy Character

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    2" will be a LOUD, fire breathing dragon, with .327s.
     
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    What was it that Charles Bronson used in Death Wish, was it a Smith and Wesson or Colt?
     
  11. Seedy Character

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    IIRC, Colt
     
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    Correct. IMFD says a Colt Police Positive.
     
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  13. TTv2

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    Then do what most of us .327 owners do: shoot hot .32 H&R Magnum.

    Now I know the reply from others is gonna be "why BuY .327 aT AlL iF aLl YoUr GoNnA dO iS sHoOt .32 MaGnUm?!?!?!?!?" and the answer is because nobody other than Charter makes such a revolver these days and I don't want another Charter, not after how meh the .32 Professional was.
     
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  14. cal44mag

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    I posted a picture of my S&W 31-1 earlier on this thread. I carried this gun for a couple years when I first got it.

    It's a 2" barrel gun that fits easily into a pants pocket. The longer barrel guns: 3" and 4" do launch bullets at higher velocities, but would not fit in most pockets.

    Eventually I obtained a S&W 431PD which is a 2" barrel revolver in 32 H&R magnum. It will also shoot 32 S&W long.

    Plus it weighs only about 13.4 oz.

    The has now become my most common EDC loaded with 32H&R magnum ammo -- in this case Hornady critical defense.

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    Even though the OP was talking about K-Frames, any thread regarding .32 Long fires up an irresistible urge in me to trot out these old revolvers. I can't help it. I know I should get help, but I'll quit tomorrow. This time I mean it. ;)

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    Top to bottom, that's a Model of 1903 (5th Change) Hand Ejector from August 1918*, a Regulation Police (3rd Model) from December 1923*, and another Regulation Police from September 1957*. Even though the oldest one has the most pitting in the barrel, it's the most accurate of the three. The top two are I-Frames, and the bottom one is from the I-to-J transition period. These are all fun to shoot, and seem to really love wadcutters.

    Yeah, they ain't cosmetically up to Mr. Driftwood Johnson's standards**, but they're mine, dangit.

    *These are shipping dates, not manufacturing dates. They were provided by the S&W historian, which is how I can pin it down to the actual month. :)

    ** Come to think of it, I don't have anything that would be up to Mr. Driftwood Johnson's standards, except maybe one of my guitars, and even there I'm not sure.
     
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