J-Frame or a Berreta 32?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by for_hire, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. Glockman17366

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    I've got one of each...
    The snubby is actually a Taurus 85.

    Anyway, I carry the .38 much more then the .32 Beretta. Both have been reliable and I do think .32 ACP is adequate to stop most altercations a civilian would experience.
    However, the .38 fits my hand better.

    BTW, if you buy the Beretta, hold it low on the grip. That slide tends to bite the web between you thumb and forefinger if you hold high on the grip.
     
  2. 10-Ring

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    I prefer the j-frame....it fits my hands better since there is more size to it, also I like the trigger of the j-frame over the triggers I've experienced over the few I've shot.
     
  3. swingpress

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    Congrats on the J-frame. I think you made the right choice.
     
  4. SapperLeader

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    I went with both a .32 semi and a j-frame for pocket carry. I have a kel-tec .32 that i use for deep concealment days, running or if Im wearing a suit, and i wear my j-frame 642 the other 99.9% of the time. I can conceal the j-frame in everything from casual shorts to my work attire of shirt/tie/slacks.

    It boils down to what you can shoot better, which one you have the preference for, and which gun you are more likely to carry when you need it.
     
  5. Radagast

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    I've had both, the Tomcat would turn upside down in my pocket, had the heaviest trigger pull of any pistol I've owned, and broke it's firing pin in under 300 rounds. This is a common problem with this pistol, if you do a search on the Beretta forum you'll find that slide breakage and firing pin breakage are common problems. Get the J frame.
     
  6. floridaboy

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    I have a M 37 S&W, the "Airweight". 13 ozs. empty. Use 158 gr SWC's over 3.7 grs of Bulleye, which gives an average of 740fps in my gun. I do not think the recoil is at all bad, it's accurate for a 2" barrel, and as dependable as the sun rising tomorrow. Get one, you'll never look back.
     
  7. Ala Dan

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    I think you meant too say S&W 37-2, which would be MY choice, over the
    Beretta~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
     
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