Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MoreIsLess, Sep 20, 2017.
Anybody else have this problem with a P32 and XTP ammo or can you recommend something else.
If I were using it as a pocket pistol for self-defense, I would use hardcast exclusively.
Hope you find some ammo to feed well!
I use Lehigh Defense 32 Auto 50gr Xtreme Cavitator Ammunition in my P32.
It also like Fiocchi 73 grain FMJs, both function well.
I practice with 73gr FMJ Fiocchi ammo too.
I carry and practice with the same FMJ Fiocchi 73 grain in my P32. On the Kel-Tec forum it seemed like the Fiocchi was the preferred round for it.
I'd say Fiocchi...actually I'd say any European stuff that's hotter than WWB or UMC.
I like Buffalo Bore's 32 ammo, but you don't want to use it much, maybe at all, in a P32.
Even if it wasn't, what you want in this caliber is penetration, so I second (or is it third?) the suggestion of carrying the Fiocchi FMJ.
True, to some degree. Actually, all he posted was that he shot two brands of HP ammo through a P32, one of which worked well and one of which did not. He then asked if anyone else had the same issues with the one that didn't, with the same gun he used, and if anyone had something else to recommend.
He did not specify that the only recommendations he was open to would be HP ammo. Like me, he might even find the new Lehigh round interesting, even though it is not a HP or expanding round.
But, yes, I don't think he was looking for a "FMJ-vs-HP-in-.32" thread.
Technically, whatever you carry is the best to practice with, or a load with the same accuracy/recoil. I'd just buy whatever was cheapest personally, because you want to just have fun shooting. This isn't long range precision ammo haha you just wnat whatever you do carry to be a good performer (for .32 ACP) and to feed reliably.
Here is FMJ going 13in (12in is the minimum):
Here is a Gold Dot (grossly underpenetrates, and this is 20% not 10% gel):
71gr +P Hardcast:
A test with the extreme cavitator:
If you need to stop someone the bullet has to at least reach the vitals. So if you are under gunned and could not carry a bigger gun, you'd want the cavitator or hardcast IMO (the hardcast is +P so make sure that would work). The wound caused by a round nose FMJ is less but I would say that would be the third option.
Everything is a compromise. Anyways please post if you find out anything more about what bullets work with it or not, I find that interesting
You didn't answer the question yourself. Crazy!
He asked "Or can you recommend something else?" Which many people answered.
I have had generally good luck with Magtech but it seems a bit dirty compared to S&B.
or other European FMJ ammo. I own half a dozen or so 32acp pistols (including a P32) and shoot them often. The European FMJ stuff works well in all of them. The American stuff is iffier. WWB is the worst.
I agree. The flat nose FMJ crap that Winchester sells in .32 ACP is a jammer and it's the only FMJ ammo I've experienced rimlock with. Too short for the magazines I use, for sure.
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