walther ppks in 32

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they are starting to show up, i am hoping bersa will start bringing in their gun in 32 again. otherwise i might have to work a little extra for the walther. lol.
 
Thirty-two is the caliber for the PP series; the cognoscenti over on the Walther forum love it. You will too.
Start looking for ammo; the imported stuff is generally the better choice.
It's too bad Walther didn't do something about the proboscis, but it's growing on me.
Moon
 
I've got my aunts "last chance" late war bring back pp in 32acp. It's not the usual mix match of parts. Its numbers matching pistol with original mag. It has AC code and german nazi markings but doesnt have all the walther markings. 20211103_190715.jpg Her husband at one time got it for her and she carried it for probably close to 50 years. I finally convinced her to let me lock it in the safe. But to do so I had to get her a 38 snubnose so she would have something handy if need be. The pp doesn't get shot alot but I do make sure to run a few rounds from time to time to keep her in good shape. Great classic piece of history as well as a good shooter for what it is.
 
I wrote the importers of Bersa about trying the .32 in America again. They said that they won't. Took a bath on them the last time they did.
 


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Love my PP .32 but unless the sights are better on the newer ones I don't care for another.
 

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I have to admit that I prefer the Walther PP over the PPk/S since the slightly longer sight radius and longer grip help me with accuracy. The .32 ACP has a lot of accuracy potential, but Walther always tested the PP at 15 m and the test targets are rarely looking great. In the photo the magazine has the matte second version of the plastic extension, that is the one without the metal insert.

 


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That's too bad, but that was almost a year ago, and things are changing. It seems like older people looking for smaller calibers might be an actual thing. You never know.
 
I've got my aunts "last chance" late war bring back pp in 32acp. It's not the usual mix match of parts. Its numbers matching pistol with original mag. It has AC code and german nazi markings but doesnt have all the walther markings. View attachment 1213615Her husband at one time got it for her and she carried it for probably close to 50 years. I finally convinced her to let me lock it in the safe. But to do so I had to get her a 38 snubnose so she would have something handy if need be. The pp doesn't get shot alot but I do make sure to run a few rounds from time to time to keep her in good shape. Great classic piece of history as well as a good shooter for what it is.
I too have one from my Wife's late uncle. A PP .32 with all the associated stampings. Shoots well.
 
I think now that the other 32 calibers are making a big comeback it would be the time for some new 32acp shooters. I've allways liked the 32 caliber stuff over 25acp or 380. The new revolvers that are coming out in 32 mag and long can't even hardly stay on the shelves anywhere. Deep conceal carry and pocket carry are also real popular right now which is the perfect place for some ultra compact 32 semi pistols.
 
I think now that the other 32 calibers are making a big comeback it would be the time for some new 32acp shooters. I've allways liked the 32 caliber stuff over 25acp or 380. The new revolvers that are coming out in 32 mag and long can't even hardly stay on the shelves anywhere. Deep conceal carry and pocket carry are also real popular right now which is the perfect place for some ultra compact 32 semi pistols.
Yep. Even the $200 Keltec p32 has some auction site listings for $300 plus.
 
I think now that the other 32 calibers are making a big comeback it would be the time for some new 32acp shooters. I've allways liked the 32 caliber stuff over 25acp or 380. The new revolvers that are coming out in 32 mag and long can't even hardly stay on the shelves anywhere. Deep conceal carry and pocket carry are also real popular right now which is the perfect place for some ultra compact 32 semi pistols.
There is a major difference tho between .32 revolvers and .32 pistols at least in terms of power. Leaving out the .30 Super, which is only able to be put in 9mm sized pistols, there's only .32 ACP and .32 NAA. Either of these could be put in existing .380 pistols and companies are not bothering becuase they are incorrectly looking at the sales of other .32 pistols and extrapolating that to believe there's more interest in .380 pistols.

The problem with that logic is the available currently made .32 pistols from Beretta and Kel Tec are largely antiquated designs and it's the designs that are turning people off, not the caliber. By that I mean the 3032 Tomcat is way too fat for pocket carry and the Kel Tec has the 90s style heavy awful trigger and nearly no sights. Put the .32 into an LCP or a Glock 42 and the story will be different.

I'd rather see those .380's be availabel in .32 NAA tho, the caliber is an improvement over .32 or .380 ACP
 
There is a major difference tho between .32 revolvers and .32 pistols at least in terms of power. Leaving out the .30 Super, which is only able to be put in 9mm sized pistols, there's only .32 ACP and .32 NAA. Either of these could be put in existing .380 pistols and companies are not bothering becuase they are incorrectly looking at the sales of other .32 pistols and extrapolating that to believe there's more interest in .380 pistols.

The problem with that logic is the available currently made .32 pistols from Beretta and Kel Tec are largely antiquated designs and it's the designs that are turning people off, not the caliber. By that I mean the 3032 Tomcat is way too fat for pocket carry and the Kel Tec has the 90s style heavy awful trigger and nearly no sights. Put the .32 into an LCP or a Glock 42 and the story will be different.

I'd rather see those .380's be availabel in .32 NAA tho, the caliber is an improvement over .32 or .380 ACP

I agree 100% !
 
I have to admit that I prefer the Walther PP over the PPk/S since the slightly longer sight radius and longer grip help me with accuracy. The .32 ACP has a lot of accuracy potential, but Walther always tested the PP at 15 m and the test targets are rarely looking great. In the photo the magazine has the matte second version of the plastic extension, that is the one without the metal insert.


Awesome photography and what a great looking pistol @PzGren . I thought I was over wanting a Walther PP in .32 ACP, but I guess I was wrong. A PP and a Mauser HSc would just go right along with my Savage 1907 and Colt 1903. Oh, and one of the rare SIG P-230 .32 ACPs would be the icing on the cake for that assortment.

The new PPK looks great. I got to put a magazine through a fellow club member's .380 version a couple of years ago. The .380 wasn't objectionable to shoot, and I imagine the .32 ACP version might almost be pleasant.

There is a major difference tho between .32 revolvers and .32 pistols at least in terms of power. Leaving out the .30 Super, which is only able to be put in 9mm sized pistols, there's only .32 ACP and .32 NAA. Either of these could be put in existing .380 pistols and companies are not bothering becuase they are incorrectly looking at the sales of other .32 pistols and extrapolating that to believe there's more interest in .380 pistols.

The problem with that logic is the available currently made .32 pistols from Beretta and Kel Tec are largely antiquated designs and it's the designs that are turning people off, not the caliber. By that I mean the 3032 Tomcat is way too fat for pocket carry and the Kel Tec has the 90s style heavy awful trigger and nearly no sights. Put the .32 into an LCP or a Glock 42 and the story will be different.

I'd rather see those .380's be availabel in .32 NAA tho, the caliber is an improvement over .32 or .380 ACP

Odd to consider the Beretta Tomcat and Kel-Tec P-32 antiquated in a thread that started with the Walther PP/PPK. I agree 100% on the size of the Tomcats. The .32 ACP is just too much cartridge for that particular action in my opinion, as evidenced by Beretta's attempts to beef the pistols up so the frames and slides survive. As for the Kel-Tec, that long, heavy trigger is what makes it a candidate for pocket carry. I feel as though so many modern designs (and shooters) are so focused on making the triggers light, lighter, and even lighter and shorter in travel, that we're sacrificing safety during administrative handling, or during potential high stress situations. And this coming from a guy who owns a Walther PPQ AND a PDP.

The other point I wanted to make here, is the .380 ACP exists because it's the largest round that could be shoehorned into .32 ACP-size pistols like the Colt 1903/1908 and FN 1910 almost 120 years ago.
 
SIG P-230 .32 ACPs would be the icing on the cake
They are out there....I scored a Japanese Police overrun, with a manual safety. Yes, they are real sweethearts. Actually, .32 anything is pretty neat. And its not a hard round to reload, if you really want to shoot those guns.
Moon
 
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