New professional. 32 mag revolver

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by jill jackson, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
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  2. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Why didn't they go for the 327 Federal Magnum?
  3. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    That question was asked in the comments and only thing wrong with that, is 7 shots might be too much pressure on the cylinder in that caliber. I like the looks and coating, it probably will be an easy shooter but .32 mag at 22 oz, vs. 14 oz. .38, even with two extra shots doesn't appeal to me.
  4. Brules1


    Jul 22, 2007
    I like it. 32 H&R is one of my favorite helps when you reload your own.
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  5. yoz's friend

    yoz's friend

    Jun 30, 2001
    why when there is the 357 magnum.
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  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Significantly less recoil, muzzle flip, gap blast and muzzle flash.

    Because different is fun!!!

    I have a .30 carbine AMT...... I have asked my self and been asked why.......

    Every time I shoot it, or a friend or family member shoots it..........

    Laughs and grins......

    My wife detests my snub .357 with .357 loads.
  7. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Exactly. I carry .357Mag or leave the handgun at home. Remember why you are carrying.
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  8. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    You have to remember not every one of us can handle a 357 Mag . A hit with a 32 is more effective stopper than a miss with a 357
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  9. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Every man can handle .357 Mag. If he can't he needs proper training. Perceived recoil is just that. You can be trained to handle it whether in a handgun or long gun.

    Worst recoiling handgun I ever owned was a PPK in .380. Seriously. Learned to shoot it very well.
  10. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I've owned a PPK in .380, and also owned and fired many .,357 magnums. I never found the PPK to be of greater recoil than a .357 magnum.
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  11. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    7.7 oz Keltec .380 has a pretty good recoil.
  12. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Not everyone shooting is a man and some men have health issues etc that limit their ability. Sometimes you just don't need "more power " I just got back from Church and lunch . I have a glock 29 on me, yesterday I was testing reloads I was launching 200 gr. Bullets out of it at close to 1200 fps just bumming around I carry a G42 because it is lighter easier to carry and I shoot it well enough to make up for the lower power
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  13. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Well that's the most ridiculous statement I ever heard.:eek:

    Yes, the .357 can be mastered if you put enough time into it, and you have no problems with arthritis. But even if you can, should you?

    Yeah, I know, the exalted Federal Bureau of Intimidation says you need more than a foot of penetration, but I don't know of any meth head or crack punk that has a heart, liver or lungs 12 inches deep. And is a .357 the end all defense handgun for urban/suburban use with such over penetration? With houses with sheet rock walls and family members a few rooms away? Or frame houses with vinyl siding and tyvek and sheet rock down range?

    All macho bull hockey aside, having a gun that it takes a real man to handle is kind of dumb. What if your'e not there but your wife or teenage kid is home and an intruder makes an entrance? What if you're even temporally incapacitated with a hand injury or medical condition that makes the short barrel .357 too much to handle left handed?

    I can very easily see the viability of a nice little .32 or even a .380 or .38 special with mild wadcutters. Heck, the preferred gun of choice of the O.S.S. guys being dropped into occupied France in WW2 was the Colt pocket model in .32acp. They reported that it had very good killing power. Our friend Al, a 6' 1" full contact karate guy was dropped in his tracks at the Silver Spring metro parking garage by a inner city punk crack head using a .25acp Raven. One round right in his chest at arms length when his fancy karate move failed. The human chest wall is just not that hard to penetrate. Any handgun will do it, even a little .22 like Hinckly used to shoot at President Reagan. The gun guru's love to preach their BS, but watch the youtube videos of the Reagan shooting and see everyone hit with a single round go .22 long rifle laying on the gourd and not getting up. Hell, a letter opener or screw driver shoved hard will penetrate the human body. A humble .32 or .380 is moe than enough to ruin some criminals day.

    Few people can deal with full bore loads in a concealable size .357 on a regular basis. Yeah, I know some people claim to carry a .44 Automag as their concealed carry weapon while wearing a speedo, and can hit a flying aspirin tablet. But the internet is full of a lot of outright BS floating around. For the run of the mill human being, not a die hard gun nut shooing 200 rounds a week, or an outright masochist, a short barrel .357 is about the last gun they want for self defense. The outright explosion of the concealed carry class of .380's and compact 9mm's say a lot about what flies and what dies in the market place. Ease of carry, ease of shooing, make up what the shooting public wants and buys.

    A PPK being worse in recoil than a compact revolver of equal size and weight? Bullhocky. Having owned and shot both a PPK .380 and the J frame S&W .357 with a 3 inch barrel, I can attest first hand there's absolutely no comparison. While the PPK was a little snappy, the S&W revolver was punishing for anyone not on a mission to prove something. The only .357 I found comfortable to shoot for more than a box of ammo was my model 66 with a 4 inch barrel, and that was hardly a concealed carry gun for hot weather.

    But like they say, Opinions are like something else everyone has.
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  14. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    Actually, no they can't.
  15. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    9mm+p+ police loads out of a S&W 940 revolver , was more punishing than anything I've fired in self defense preparation.
  16. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I don't doubt that. My Ruger LCPII is about 10 ounces, and I'd describe it as snappy. But on the other hand, it's so flat and light, I can drop it in my right hand Wranglers pocket and forget about it. That's nice when 8 months of the year my dress is shorts, Magellan fishing shirt, and Keen sandals.
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  17. mabrowns


    Apr 18, 2012
    Love my LCPll very easy to carry.
  18. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I have to admit I was a little bit leery of it at first, me being a dyed in the wool revolver guy. But over the past year, I've become very very impressed by it, in both reliability and surprising accuracy. When I first got it, I bought 500 rounds of Blazer ammo from Cheaper Than Dirt, and I had one bobble in the first 50 round box. A good cleaning and the next 450 rounds went off with no malfunctions of any kind. Zero, Zilch.

    As far as accuracy, I shoot at the reduced B-29 silhouette from National Target Company that is 11X 22 in size. Even out at 20 to 25 yards with a good two handed hold, the rounds go in the 'ruin his day' zone. At 7 yards point shooting one handed, they go right in the center.

    For so many years I was a revolver fanatic, but the last few years I've used some compact semi's that have impressed me enough to make them my EDC concealed carry. I feel weird that I actually don't miss the wheel gun. But I find the new crop of compact semi's easier to carry, easier to shoot more accurately in a hurry, and way easier to re-load with a spare mag in the left hand pants pocket.

    I may try the S&W .380 Bodyguard next.
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  19. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Doesn't take that much time with proper training. And yes, you should. Remember why you are carrying in the first place.

    With arthritis you may not be able to handle even .32MAG.
  20. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    If they can't, they'll likely be unable to handle .32 MAG.
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