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P32 - FMJ or JHP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by The_Shootist, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. The_Shootist

    The_Shootist Member

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    I was thinking of going with a Winchester White Box FMJ as my carry round in my new Kel-Tec P32. I had heard that expansion out of such a short barrel might be iffy at best.

    That is until I sawm some gelatin tests over on Golden Loki of .32 cal ammo from a P32. Specifically the Corb-Bon 60 gr ammo seemed to expand to .432 ".

    Now I'm torn - any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. Dave R

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    Problem is, if they expand, they don't penetrate very deep.

    I go with FMJ.
     
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    I use S&B's most of the time..or Win. white box...you need penetration with a .32acp..nuff said:D
     
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    If you go with HP, you should probably get the magazine spacer available from KT to prevent rimlock. It can happen although it has never happened with my P-32s. Doesn't mean it can't though. KT uses Fiocchi to test pistols for what that's worth.
     
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    A brief dalliance with Winchester SilverTips aside, I have found that I am most comfortable carrying Fiocci 71gr FMJ.
     
  6. SapperLeader

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    I carry the dannon noble 73 gr fmjs in my p32. I want penetration, and dont want to worry about rimlock. .380 is the smallest calibre where I debate between fmj and hollowpoints. My brotehr and I are currently checking out both for his bersa .380, which will be his first carry gun. For my p32 though, I will definitly stick with fmj.
     
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    I carry the Win White Box FMJ in my P3AT
     
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    You do need the spacer, if you go the jhp route.

    We carried Silvertips in ours for a while, but we've stopped.
    Reasons:
    1. Possilbe rimlock at worst possible time.
    2. Lack of expansion and/or penetration.

    With Corbon, the ammo was so expensive, I couldn't shoot the 200rds that would make me feel comfortable in carrying it.

    If you go with fmj, I would suggest S&B or Fiocchi, as they are slightly hotter than American ammo.
    Our guns are stoked with S&B fmj.
     
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    I, too, use S&B fmj. Gotta get to the good stuff!
     
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