Six calibers that are going to be obsolete

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  1. LeftyRed

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    "The 32 ACP: Lingering but unloved."

    Loved by me, regardless of logic. :neener:
     
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    The GAP I can understand. But the others seem to always have someone that likes them. I don't understand why they included the 40 S&W. 357 SIG would have made more sense.
     
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    These articles are written just to sell magazines and get a rise out of the readers. Next they will tell us the 222 Remington Magnum, the 405 WCF and the 50/70 Government cartridges are on the way out!!

    Kevin
     
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  5. JCooperfan1911

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    My KelTec P32 is a nice little gun and runs great. I believe few bad guys will keep it up after getting stitched up the middle with 8 hot European 7,65 service loads. I think the .32/7,65mm has its place as a low recoil but still effective with good shot placement round.

    Richard Mann has written some excellent info about the Scout Rifle concept and other things but he must have been looking to make a quick cash in with this article, it’s not his best work by far.
     
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    Someone who needed to write an article and used a dartboard for their selection. :D
     
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    I actually like the writer but the article is dumb.
     
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    Well, I shoot 4 of the 6, but who cares. These articles are just trolling for reaction. I guess I'm supposed to go stock up ammo in these calibers now.
     
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    What a garbage article. Then he brought the 41 mag into it and things got personal!
     
  10. LeftyRed

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    I guess I'm a weird one cause i like the 32H&R Mag over the 327 Mag. I never saw much use in it.

    I cast, reload, and carry the 41mag and 32ACP and 32H&R and the 40SW. Still my favorites.

    I have read alot of good articles by the author. I was ignorant and didn't even see who it was before posting. So hope he was just having to fill a quota. LOL

    Lefty
     
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    9mm can do small but it hurts, 380 does small better, but 32ACP owns small.
    I was going looking for a cheap 32ACP early 2020, then the plandemic hit and nothing was cheap anymore.
    25auto, yeah too smol.
    I think the plandemic has helped the 40 a lot. I find way too much 40 brass for it to be a dead caliber.
    45gap? Kill it.
    The 41mag just never really caught on.
     
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    The number two selling center fire pistol cartridge in the US is going somewhere?
     
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    Writers get paid to write. As long at it attracts readers and makes money it doesn't have to have any basis in fact. This applies to all writers and talking heads, what ever their genre is, guns, cartridges, sports, politics, especially politics, ordinary, everyday news, whatever, it's all fair game to them..
     
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    I like reading these articles for fun, but you know it's a slow day or somebody being pressured to write SOMETHING! The only one I would say is likely true is the .45 GAP. What in the world for? So Gaston Glock could have his name on a cartridge?
     
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    I'm not sure, but it seems like I read somewhere that the .41 Mag was already obsolete. Not that that makes much difference to me - I still like and use mine.
    As far as I'm concerned, if the .41 Mag becomes obsolete, so much the better; I like obsolete cartridges. Look at my screen name.:D
     
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    Bait-click traffic generation by F&S. Putting the 40S&W among that group is hilarious. And how long has the death of the 41 Mag been touted?
     
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    32 acp - Bond moved on to other cartridges and the rest of the word should follow his lead. :rofl: :neener::evil:
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    The .32 ACP and the "Scout" rifle. Your post is like a convergence of fate. :D

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    Imma thinkin' that the only centerfire pistol that toddler in the prison shirt could shoot well would be something in .32 ACP. :evil:
     
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    Ok, I can see, intellectually, the argument against .45gap--that was a round that made as much sense as an "improved" .280

    However, given that there are people still shooting 9mm largo (and various kinds of 9x23) .32 french longue, 8mm nambu, predictions for vanishing are slim.

    Obsolete just does not mean out-of-production, not with ammo. Firearms are durable goods and last and last.
     
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    I don't know what y'all's problem is, but me and my 7.62x40WT see just peachy!

    Real men use calibers that were BORN obsolete!
     
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    The market. If people don't buy enough guns or ammunition in a particular caliber then its becomes obsolete for all practical purposes.
     
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    Each topic heading is inflammatory and intentionally provocative.

    It’s like a stand up comedian loading his routine with a lot of sex and f-bombs because he lacks confidence in his material.
     
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    The way the article is written it is a bit over the top. But factually correct. All 6 of those have either never been popular, or are in decline. I've owned 3 of the 6 and actually like them. But just because I like them doesn't change anything. The 40 S&W is the most recent to begin the slide toward being obsolete and it may take a while to get there. But make no mistake about the direction it is headed.
     
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    Hello there, I own two .32 ACP, one was given to me from an old secretary that didn't want her son to get it, a Mauser 1914 pocket model......nice little shooter, loud as hell! A belly pumper as I call it!
    The other is a Llama .32, a 3/4 exact replica 1911!
    Again loud as hell, but also cute! Would i have gone out and bought these weapons...? No.....they are totally functional and in a pinch are better than holding your ******.......I've shot both and are pretty accurate out to 15'.....just two unsung members of my club......
     
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