Question: Do they make a 32 revolver?

Along with a few lever action rifles from Henry Repeating Arms, the . 327 Rugers are really the only . 32 caliber revolvers in current production that are widely available in the US. Ammo support is minimal, too, with barely a handful of factory loads being produced for the magnum calibers.

Who makes a 32 long revolver?

Smith & Wesson .32 S&W LongTypeRevolverPlace of originUnited StatesProduction historyDesignerSmith & Wesson20 more rows

Are 32 revolvers good?

32 Smith & Wesson Long revolver is a great recreational shooter that is surprisingly useful for taking small game. The . 32 H & R Magnum is among the finest field cartridges ever invented for much the same reasons as its shorter sibling—it is mild to use and fire, accurate, and more powerful than the . 22 rimfire.

Is 32 revolver good for self defense?

32 ACP guns are considered too small for proper self defense by some people. Many personal-defense professionals suggest that the 9 mm is the minimum caliber, while some will concede to using . 380 ACP for a deep cover or pocket pistol.

Can you shoot .32 long in a .32 Magnum?

32 H&R Magnum cartridges can not be safely fired in arms designed for the . 32 S&W or . 32 S&W Long.

Is 32 long and 32 Magnum the same?

No, they are different. The . 32 H&R Mag is, in short, a lengthened . 32 S&W Long case loaded to higher pressures.

How accurate is a 32 revolver?

Ballistics were pretty anemic and accuracy, except at close range, was abysmal. However, long range performance wasnt considered important so those features werent considered reverent. For instance, the . 32 revolver extra short shot a 54 grain bullet at about 650 FPS, giving about 50 FT LBS.

Can I shoot 32 auto in a 32 long?

While it is always good to shoot the type of ammo that the gun was designed for, the 32 ACP can and has been shot in revolvers chambered for both 32 S&W and 32 S&W Long. As stated the 32 ACP is semi rimmed and will allow it to be shot in revolvers.

What kind of ammo does a 32 revolver use?

32 revolver Ballistics DataBullet BrandType WeightVelocityRemington FMJ71 grains1623Hornady HBWC90 grains860Hornady SWC86 grains1232Hornady HP100 grain120110 more rows•17 Dec 2013

Which is more powerful a 380 or a 32?

The 32 ACP vs 380 ACP power competition goes to the larger cartridge. 32 ACP is less powerful than the 380 ACP, for all its curses and blessings. Of the two representative American Eagle rounds considered earlier, the 380 ACP delivers nearly 60 percent more muzzle energy.

Is 32 caliber any good?

32 ACP offers a clear benefit in reduced recoil (allowing quicker and more accurate shooting) over the more popular . 380 ACP while the reduction in ballistic effectiveness is minimal. 32 ACP was quite possibly the most popular semi-automatic pistol cartridge in the world.

Is a snub nose 38 good for self defense?

The . 38 Special is one of the best revolver cartridges ever made. 38 Special is most commonly used in short-barreled snub nose revolvers such as the Ruger LCR and Smith & Wesson J-Frame. These revolvers are purpose-made for concealed carry and have features that make them ideal for self-defense.

What caliber is a 32?

32 caliber is a size of ammunition, fitted to firearms with a bore diameter of 0.32 inches (8.1 mm).

What kind of bullets does a 32 revolver use?

32 revolver Ballistics DataBullet BrandType WeightVelocityRemington FMJ71 grains1623Hornady HBWC90 grains860Hornady SWC86 grains1232Hornady HP100 grain120110 more rows•17 Dec 2013

How effective is a 32 caliber?

32 ACP offers a clear benefit in reduced recoil (allowing quicker and more accurate shooting) over the more popular . 380 ACP while the reduction in ballistic effectiveness is minimal. 32 ACP was quite possibly the most popular semi-automatic pistol cartridge in the world.

Is a 38 Special more powerful than a 9mm?

The 9mm is ballistically superior to the . 38 Special only produces 264 foot-pounds of force (147-grain bullet at 900 feet per second out of a 4-inch barrel), while standard pressure 9mm can produce 365 foot-pounds of force (124-grain bullet at 1,150 feet per second).

Is a 32 more powerful than a 9mm?

With its . 3125” bullet and overall length of less than one inch, the 32 ACP doesnt deliver a heavy punch in comparison to a larger round like the 9mm or 40 S&W. An American Eagle 32 ACP load has a 71 grain bullet and 900 fps muzzle velocity, which is enough to transfer 128 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle.

Will a 38 special stop an attacker?

Many so called perfect defense calibers have disappeared over time. Well, with the right loads the . 38 Special will still stop a fight in a hurry. Even the vintage Remington police cartridges pictured above would put an aggressor down with a good shot.

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