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What .32 for the not so big 32 bday?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TTv2, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. TTv2

    TTv2 Member

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    I feel I need to buy something to make it fun, so what's the recommendations you all have for me? Ruger SP101, Charter, and H&R top break is covered for revolvers and the Beretta 81 and Zastava for autos.

    Pretty much open to anything .32 that's not a 1903 Pocket or a .32-20
     
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  2. entropy

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    .327 SP101. :)

    I don't buy guns the same caliber as my age. I'm in DD territory, have been the last 7 years. :(
     
  3. TTv2

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    Lol. Dont feel bad, nobody can stop time.

    And I already got that Sp101 in .327
     
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  4. contender

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    can only speak for the Ruger LCR in 327 magnum. My carry load is the Hornady 32 H&R magnum. The 32 S&W Long is a pleasure as well.
     
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  5. LoonWulf

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    keltec .32ACP!!! reliable, and challenging!

    I actually really like mine.
     
  6. TTv2

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    That's been on my list for a while, now it's hard to find one new under 300 :(
     
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  7. aaaaa

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    The Kel Tec P32 is an excellent mouse gun, light, small, and reliable.
    But for pure fun factor I am loving this Beretta Tomcat I recently purchased!
     
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  8. Ohen Cepel

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    CZ 50 or 70?
    One of the European 32L wadcutter pistols? Lots of fun and very accurate.

    Looks like you "need" a single action also. Single Seven in .327 is nice, I would get the 7.5in barrel if doing it again to get more out of the mag round.
     
  9. TTv2

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    The .32's I most have on my mind are:
    -.32 S&W short 5 shot top break by H&R
    -5 or 6 inch long barrel .32 S&W Long topbreak (also H&R)
    -Ruger Single Seven
    -Taurus .327 snub
    -Cobra .32 Mag derringer
    -Savage 1907
    -Skorpion vz 61

    I would love an LCP in .32
     
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  10. TTv2

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    I would like one of those target .32 wadcutters, but it's way more than what I need for accuracy for plinking. Also pricey.

    Single Seven has been floating around in my braincase for a while, but I can imagine they're $800 now like near every Ruger revolver is now.
     
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    Oh, the Skorpion is cool!!!! Coolest of the lot in my mind.

    I think the Taurus would be #2 in your situation unless you want to spend the $$ to get the Single Seven.
     
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  12. TTv2

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    Forget about the Taurus, the only one is on gougebroker and is $500. At that price I'd rather get the LCR for 600.

    Pretty much anything that is a name brand revolver that's steel frame is going for double the normal price.

    While I'd like to celebrate myself, I can't justify paying double.
     
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  13. CoalCrackerAl

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    Im happy with my SP101. Ruger took care of a poor finished barrel quickly. Happy Birthday too. :thumbup:
     
  14. jar

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    The Savage is fun but needs understanding. The slide is nearly impossible to rack since the striker spring is about like the coil spring you'd find under an old Land Rover. But it sure is sweet to shoot.

    Of the Berettas I enjoy the 7.65 single actions, either my 1935 or my New Puma more than the newer Cheetah series..

    But some others that rise way above the norm are the JP Sauer 38h and the Bernardelli model 60 or the striker fired 7.65.

    Don't forget the Walther PP series either but I actually like my Walther Model 4 far more than my PP or PPK/s. The model 4 might be an odd duck at first sight but it just plain works, is accurate, fun to shoot, light and small enough to even pocket carry.

    Finally, if you can find an Ortgies grab it.
     
  15. earlthegoat2

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    You should really treat yourself.

    The exceedingly uncommon S&W 632.
     
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  16. jstert

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    how about a 327/32 barrel for your bond arms derringer? don’t have a b.a. derringer? get one of those too. i prefer a used original gen2 from gb.com over a new, cheaper, less finished/fitted, rowdy/roughneck for almost same price.

    additional b.a. barrels (or grips) make nice christmas/birthday selfie gifts, no ffl needed. single action only, two-shot shooters means you savor, won’t quickly burn through, expensive 32 ammo.
     
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  17. TTv2

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    If Rugers continue to cost what they do and Taurus continue to be out of stock, I may very well end up buying more used Smith's given they haven't doubled in price the past few years.
     
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    Im a huge LCR fan
     
  19. MikeInOr

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    When I carried at work where printing was not an option I pocket carried my Keltec P32 every day. I worked behind two locked security doors so I was never very nervous about problems at work mostly just something for the parking lot if I was working late.

    My P32 has been completely reliable from day 1. I have never found it a handful to shoot. My little DB9 small light weight 9mm is MUCH more of a handful recoil wise.

    [​IMG]

    The NAA Guardian is a nice pistol, built like a tank. I carried it when it first came out but prefer light weight plastic now.

    How bout a Seecamp in .32acp???
     
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    Had the Seacamp for a while but it was just no fun to shoot. Traded it in on the Tomcat.
     
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    You did NOT specifically state that the choice was limited to handguns…

    Since you have the SP101

    Get a Henry in .327FM. No telling when/if Marlin will get around to the caliber and Henry could discontinue them. Think about it… the .327 FM in a LEVER. The gun just oozes cool. Well… At least mine does.
     
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    I had a CZ 70 for a while. Unless you're like Popeye after eating his spinach, you won't like the double-action trigger pull. I swear, sometimes I felt like using both hands to pull the trigger.
     
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    I love my Square Butt 3" Model 31-1 in .32 S&W Long.
     
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  24. MedWheeler

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    My .32 calibers include the Kel-Tec, a CZ-70, the Seecamp, and a cute cheap Davis derringer, all in .32ACP. I also have an old Charter Arms Undercoverette in .32 SWL.

    There's a Bond Arms Cowboy Defender derringer in .32 HRM on GB right now at a tick under $500. I didn't know they were made in that caliber.
     
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    S&W 32 Terrier.
     
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