GUN How's a .32 round for self defense?

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    It's what my mouse gun shoots, and I plan to carry my mouse gun. :noes:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    It's better then nothing, shot placement is everything, but that said if you need a small carry piece I'de start looking for a compact in a larger caliber.
     
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    I'd feel more comfortable with it as a backup gun, or try for something in .380 to .38spl , but I found these numbers
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_146_24/ai_61861518
    Load Velocity Penetration Expansion
    Federal Hydra-Shok 65 gr. 826 fps 13.5" 0.31"
    Hornady XTP 60 gr 827 fps 10.0" 0.41"
    Speer Gold Dot 60 gr. 823 fps 11.5" 0.31"
    WW Silvertip 60 gr. 812 fps 12.5" 0.38"
    Results are the overage of 3 shots fired
    at ID feet into ballistic gelatin.

    Also some more numbers here http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/32acp/gel32acp.htm
    To me its performance is right on the border of saying run fmj. I believe I'd use fmj actually.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :eek4: I have a pellet gun thats faster then that.
     
  5. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    http://www.internetarmory.com/handgunammo.htm

    This site says that winchester silver tip in .32 has a 63% one shot stop success.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I shoot Federal Premium FMJ in my P32. It's mainly used as a BUG, or those times I can't carry anything larger. After looking at ammo, I figured I'd rather stay with FMJ for penetration and depending on the gun, no chance of rimlock.
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    It's the best defense round ever!
     
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    tragicher0 Before I couldn't even spell DBA, now I are one OT Supporter

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    I'd be more inclined to carry a small frame 9mm or .40 cal
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Find me a 9mm or 40 the size of my P32. I'm not advocating them for main primary carry. But small pocket pistols have their place in ones armory/carry rotation.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Much better than a .45 home in your drawer.
     
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    You can't always tote around something bigger, and it's better than a .22.. so why not?
     
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    What's rimlock?:hsugh:
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    It is where a rimmed case rim gets stuck BEHIND the case rim below it in the magazine. It basically locks up your pistol when it trys to feed the next round.
     

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