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7 Best .32 ACP Handguns [Ultimate Guide]

Is .32 ACP relevant today? We still think so. To prove it, we've dug up some of our favorite .32 ACP pistols that are perfectly pocket-sized.

    The venerable .32 ACP may not be the first caliber on many people’s minds when considering a modern defensive round, but for your money, it’s really underrated.

    If you’re interested in .32 ACP and wondering what modern options are available in terms of firearms chambered in this caliber…

    You’re in the right place.


    We’re going to look at this often overlooked round and see if it’s still relevant in the modern era.

    And we’ll tell you which .32 ACP models are available and ready for you to take home.

    So, let’s get to it!

    Summary of Our Top Picks

    1. Best American Made .32 ACP

      Colt Model 1903

      It's got a cool, historical vibe but it's a bit on the heavy side

    2. Best Classic .32 ACP

      Walther PPK

      Minimal recoil, classic look, and it's James Bond's choice of gun.

    3. Best PPK Clone

      Sig Sauer P230

      Want a PPK but not a PPK...the P230 is a good option. Out of production but available on the used market.

    4. Most Compact .32 ACP

      Seecamp LWS .32 ACP

      Weighs only 14 ounces, small and easily concealable

    5. Best Modern .32 ACP

      Beretta Tomcat 3032 Inox

      Modern, reliable, and our pick for the best modern .32 ACP

    6. Editor's Pick

      KelTec P32

      Super lightweight, decent reliability, and a good modern option

    Table of Contents


    Important Background on the .32 ACP

    The .32 ACP was developed by one of the forefathers of modern firearm design, John Moses Browning.

    Cool hat, bruh.

    Originally created in 1899 for the FN 1900 Browning pistol, upon release, it quickly became one of the most popular pistol cartridges, particularly in Europe.

    The .32 ACP saw acceptance by various police services in Europe.

    And it spurred the development of guns like the Walther PP, a truly prolific sidearm.

    Promotional Image for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service of Lazenby with a Walther PPK
    Promotional Image for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service of Lazenby with a Walther PPK

    Is .32 ACP Still Relevant Today?

    Short answer, yes. Feel free to skip down if that’s all you wanted to hear.


    Long answer, also yes, but with exceptions.

    In truth, modern calibers like .380 ACP make a little more sense in the context of self-defense.

    .380 ACP Round
    .380 ACP Round

    But .32 ACP actually offers lighter recoil and faster comparative muzzle velocity than the .380.

    For my money, it’s the lighter recoil that’s the big thing here.

    Truth is, .380 ACP pocket pistols aren’t super fun to shoot. They have a sharp bark and a good bit of felt recoil that can charitably be described as “snappy.”

    Sinterfire .380 ACP 75 grain HP Frangibles and a Ruger LCP II. If you like .380 ACP you really should check out Sinterfire’s frangibles
    The Ruger is a snappy little gun

    Comparatively, the .32 ACP is practically tame. It’s not a terrible choice for new shooters who want to start with a compact carry gun, particularly if they don’t have a surplus of grip strength.

    Finally, some truly iconic firearms are chambered in this caliber.


    That alone means we’re unlikely to see the .32 ACP go anywhere anytime soon.

    I’m talking mainly about the Walther PPK and the Colt 1903, the former of which is, of course, James Bond’s (and Sterling Archer’s) weapon of choice.

    Sterling Archer Aims His Walther PPK
    Sterling Archer aims his Walther PPK

    Best .32 ACP Guns

    Alright, with all that out of the way, let’s take a look at the best .32 ACP guns regularly found on the market today.

    Some of these you may have to source used, but most of them are still in production.

    1. Colt Model 1903

    The Colt Model 1903, originally called the Pocket Hammerless, was developed by John Browning as a successor to his Model 1900 design.

    Colt Model 1903 In Hand Gun Digest
    Colt Model 1903 In Hand (Photo: Gun Digest)

    In that respect, you can draw a direct line from this to the Colt 1911, making it a cool bit of history.

    The 1903 was incredibly popular and was used by Willie Sutton, Al Capone, Bonnie Parker, and a host of other famous outlaws and a number of military and police officers.

    If you want one, you can shell out enormous money for an original historical model or shell out slightly less money for a modern model produced under license by the US Armament Corp.

    Colt 1903 Disassembled
    Colt 1903 Disassembled (Photo: WikiCommons)

    It is American-made and features an 8-round magazine. It boasts an overall length of 6.75 inches and a loaded weight of 27 ounces, making it a fairly chunky boi.

    But it’s also a piece of history and a cool one to own if you aren’t looking for a defensive option.

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    2. Walther PP

    Next, we have the Walther PP, or the Polizeipistole (that’s German for Police Pistol).

    The PP was first chambered in .32 ACP and became popular enough to act as the go-to sidearm for a number of military personnel, including the Nazi high command.

    Walther PP Lucky Gunner
    Walther PP (Photo: Lucky Gunner)

    This is the very model that killed Hitler.

    Developed by German manufacturer Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen in 1929, it offered a simply blowback style action.

    Walther PP Gun Digest
    Walther PP (Photo: Gun Digest)

    What was unique about this design was its implementation of some cool features like an automatic hammer block, combination safety/decocker, and loaded chamber indicator.

    It’s a great firearm with a long history, a number of modern clones, and reproductions – a very classy option, in my opinion.

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    The PP spawned a series of pistols under the PP name…which we’re going to talk about next.

    3. Walther PPK + PPK/S (And Clones)

    Following the Walther PP, we have the PPK and its American-import-friendly PPK/S, as well as its associated clones.

    The PPK has a 3.3-inch barrel, a DA/SA trigger, and a 6+1 capacity.

    Walther PPK/s
    The .380 version, but you get the idea.

    Sure, it can’t really compete with the likes of the Sig Sauer P365 or Springfield Hellcat.

    But I strongly argue that it’s better looking.

    This is a classic gun.

    And it’s the weapon of choice for the two greatest spies in all of film and TV, so it’s hard to argue against that.

    Sean Connery Carrying the Walther PPK (Again) for Never Say Never Again
    Sean Connery Carrying the Walther PPK for Never Say Never Again

    It’s also incredibly reliable, recoils like a mouse fart, and has an empty weight of just over 1 pound.

    Looking for a very svelte carry option 90 years after its introduction? The PPK is it.

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    Want to learn more about the Walther PPK? Read up on its history in Walther PPK: From James Bond to Today, or read our review!

    4. Sig Sauer P230

    Speaking of Walther PPK clones…we have the similar-to-but-legally-distinct-from Sig Sauer P230.

    Not to be confused with the Sig Sauer P320, the P230 is essentially just a slightly larger PPK, with a grip-mounted decocking lever as opposed to the slide-mounted decocker/safety on the PPK.

    Sig Sauer P230 SL
    Sig Sauer P230 SL (Photo: WikiCommons)

    Unveiled in 1977, it made its way stateside in the mid-1980s.

    The P230 brings a 3.6-inch barrel to an overall length of 6.6 inches. Weight sits at 18.5 ounces.

    It’s been out of production since 2014, but I gather they weren’t exactly flying off the shelves.

    So there’s still a good number of them around. You can actually still buy them new with relative ease.

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    5. Seecamp LWS .32

    If you read our pocket pistols article, you probably encountered the Seecamp name.

    Seecamp as a company isn’t really around anymore, but the Seecamp LWS .32 is, and it’s a heck of a little firearm, still in production.

    Seecamp LWS 32 ACP
    (Photo: Seecamp)

    It was a rare firearm back in the day, but production has opened up now, making this a really interesting little guy to own.

    A truly miniature pistol, the LWS clocks in at just under 14 ounces fully loaded, with a height of just 3.25 inches and a length of 4 inches, making it a true pocket pistol.

    teeny tiny

    It has a 6+1 capacity, a heavy trigger pull, and uses a delayed blowback action that’s fairly unique among handguns of this size. Not that there are many of this size.

    This is a neat bit of firearms design and a really small option for something like a backup.

    At contact distance, this is a good one, especially since you don’t really get sights on this one.

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    6. Beretta 3032 Tomcat

    The 3032 Tomcat is one of the more popular modern .32 ACP guns, and with good reason. It features a great stainless finish and a capacity of 7+1, and it’s as reliable as you could ask for a handgun to be.

    It uses a tip-up barrel design, meaning you don’t actually have to rack the slide. This makes it a phenomenal option for those without a lot of hand strength.

    Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox
    Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox

    If you suffer from a case of arthritis or other joint issues, the Tomcat is a solid option.

    The unloaded weight sits at 14.5 ounces, while the overall length is just under 5 inches, making it another great concealed carry option.

    Beretta Tomcat action open (Buffalo's Outdoors)
    Beretta Tomcat action open (Photo: Buffalo’s Outdoors)

    You have an easy-to-use, slide-mounted safety that will feel familiar or most DA/SA pistol owners.

    Not to mention, you actually get an adjustable rear notch sight.

    That may be a bit optimistic, but hey, it’s an extra feature you don’t get with any other .32 ACP options out there.

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    7. KelTec P32

    The KelTec P32 is another modern option for those looking for a defensive carry gun…and it’s actually my #1 recommendation for a .32 ACP carry gun for most people.

    This little guy beats the PPK in capacity by giving you 7+1 in the standard mag, with 10+1 in the stendo version.

    KelTec P32
    KelTec P32 (Photo: KelTec)

    I’m also going to narrowly rank it higher than the Tomcat above, just because it’s cheaper.

    If you hate .32 ACP or want to upgrade later, you’re not out as much money.

    It’s a hammer-fired, double-action-only pistol with less than great sights but a truly excellent street price of around $250…usually.

    KelTec P32 Nails
    (Photo: KelTec)

    It has a short 2.7-inch barrel and a total length of just a hair over 5 inches, so very compact.

    Oh, and it weighs 6.6 ounces. That’s not a typo. This thing actually weighs under half a pound, unloaded.

    This makes it one of the best options for a deep carry.

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    Final Thoughts

    The .32 ACP is an underrated round these days, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking up a gun chambered in this awesome little caliber.

    KelTec P32
    (Photo: KelTec)

    All of the handguns on this list are excellent firearms, fun to own and shoot, and, in general, relatively affordable in the face of the pocket pistol explosion.

    Which of these .32 ACP guns is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! For more tiny pistol action, check out our round-up of the Best Pocket Pistols and Best .380 Pistols.

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    • Commenter Avatar
      Jack Bloom

      When speaking of Seecamp you mention they're not around anymore and in the next sentence state they have 'really opened up production.'
      Seecamp is very much alive and well and producing .25/.32 & 380 models. As an avid 'mouse gun' collector, my two Seecamps (1982/.25 & 2018/.32) outperform every other gun I own. They just work.
      The only other gun I have that does just as well is a 1982 S&W .38 Special. My Ruger sp101 does well but has had a couple of hiccups...no big deal, spring(s) related. Fixed.
      My Heckler & Koch compact 45 is a true working monster. Smoothest weapon I have ever holstered in my life...never have had an issue but I defer to Seecamp because of the smaller caliber.
      My Walther ppk/s .22 is also one of the smoothest machines I've ever used, but I have had 5 instances (over 28yrs) where .22 ammo failed and I had to rack the slide. But that's ammo, not the gun.
      As you can see I only choose handguns that just work.
      My Seecamps are little pocket rockets. I carry my .38 at all times appendix and my 32 in my pocket. My sp101 sits in my car and my .25 Seecamp in my office desk. The Heckler & Koch sits in a case in the kitchen and is only for end of the world scenarios. : )
      That, and my Mossberg 590.
      I think the most important item one can have in an end of the world scenario are bandoliers. Having the ability to strap ammo to your person is extremely important. They distribute the weight and obviously give you extra carry options.
      I've never liked large guns. I'm 6'2"/220 and built like an athlete but I prefer really small guns. 99% of the time one could brandish a tiny firearm and as long as it makes a *bang* sound, it'll be all you need.
      Because ask yourself this question; If an active shooter with an AR-15 or AK-47 is wandering around the mall, are you really going to try and 'get them' with your .357 or 9mil?
      Unless you're extremely lucky it will not go too well for you. Because more than likely that person is wearing protective gear and their adrenalin has skyrocketed. Your adrenalin has as well, but you didn't plan for this; he did.
      So this is why I only carry small weapons...because in closed-combat they're all you need. And as well, I'd prefer not killing someone...Why? The legal hassle. Plus, are you sure all of your projectiles will hit their mark...what happens when you also take out little Billy who was standing 30ft away?
      Anyhow...I'm blathering on about guns and situational attacks again. I'll stop.
      Thank you for this article, Megan.

      September 9, 2023 8:38 am
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      ouis petrie

      want 32 magnum pistol

      May 29, 2023 6:42 pm
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      What if aa registwhat if you buy it and all the parts aren't there..there's a lot of comments for a very rare and impossible to buy or have in your possession without a liscence. I guess the ammo is available due to the number of guns manufactured.

      April 9, 2023 7:21 am
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      Art Baker

      I heartily agree with your statements of the .32 acp being under rated and, of course, having a mild recoil. I have owned or still do own most of the pistols on your list. My favs have been the Walther PP (a WWII version) and a pristine Colt 1903, which I foolishly sold (with box &paperwork!). A number of years ago in I believe, the Marshall- Sanow stopping percentage evaluations, based on actual shootings resulting in a one shot stop, the .32acp was only a few percentage points behind the .380. Resultantly, I chose the Kel-Tec P32 for a pocket gun. I got that pistol when they first came out and carried it as, mostly, a back up. It did get shot regularly and eventually I replaced it with.......wait for it......another new P32! By that time the P3AT had come out (and yes, I have one of those as well) but I picked the P32 partly because of it's relative "stopping" percentage to the .380, but also because the P32 carries one more round! And the difference in recoil! Mind you, I am not particularly sensitive to recoil, but the P32 is, in comparison to most small .380 firearms, a joy to shoot! That would seem to make it something which is more likely to be practiced with, a huge factor in effective personal defense! Now, if ammo would just come back down to a reasonable price point that'd be nice!
      Art B

      March 28, 2023 1:43 pm
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        You should take a look at that data again. The important number is the failure to incapacitate rate… Which was 40% for 32 compared to only 16% for 38.

        June 26, 2023 7:28 pm
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      Chuck Cochran

      Left out the North American Arms Guardian. Still made here in the USA. Available in .32 or .380 ACP, and also their proprietary .32 NAA they developed with Corbin.
      Another note on the Walther PP, is that the PP was the first successful production DA/SA. All the earlier guns were SA and many later are DAO.
      Walther is still making the PPK, but it would be nice to see them reintroduce the PP.

      March 26, 2023 11:42 pm
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      Nice article; please make a correction to the statement “Seecamp as a company isn’t really around anymore“ the original company still makes high quality firearms, you can reach a live person if you call them, their customer service is exceptional and their website is literally the name of their company.

      March 26, 2023 3:40 am
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      Robert Mitchell

      Great article. I own a few of the pistols listed here. However, my SIG 230 is in .380 ACP. I've never seen the .32 version here in the US. On a similar note I have a Beretta 85, also in .380 ACP. Again, I don't recall ever seeing the .32 version here. And I think Walther is currently only putting out .380s in Arkansas. You might have to really be patient if you really want a .32 version of the bigger guns shown here.

      February 14, 2023 9:40 pm
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        D. George

        I have a Beretta .32 purchased in Mississippi from a local gun shop. It was used but in excellent condition. It is a good solid shooter and excellent when I can't carry a larger weapon.

        March 16, 2023 4:50 pm
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      John Hanegan

      Very nice article, please post many more.

      January 2, 2023 2:08 am
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      Tim Klein

      I consider the PPK the best looking of the bunch; but the Guardian would be my choice considering price and affordability.

      December 4, 2022 10:03 pm
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      I have one 84bb. The Tomcat-CZ70-Savage 1917-P32-and I'm still trying to get the rest. Looking at an FEG AP-MBP. I had a PP it was stolen in a burglary. I wish someone made a 500ish colt hammerless clone

      October 16, 2022 5:31 pm
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      No mention of the Baretta 80 serie in 32? Oh my goodness. I guess its imported so it can be a bit rare and overpriced.

      Easily the best 32 out there though. Has actual sights and double stack mag.

      July 5, 2022 11:03 pm
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      love the keltec p32 .. used to drop it in my pocket and not worry about it ..till i shot my trigger finger and kneecap with it while taking keys out of the same pocket.. do use a pocket holster and dont put anything else in the same pocket..put fmj in so it feeds well .. 32 is semi rimmed and a lot of hollow points are too short and get hung up on other rounds in mag.plus fmj has better penetration..

      July 4, 2022 7:01 pm
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        Michael Clay

        You probably shouldn't own any firearms if you are that stupid .

        March 26, 2023 7:45 pm
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        Jack Bloom

        Absolutely zero sympathy.

        September 9, 2023 8:42 am
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      The frame on my Beretta Tomcat 3032 cracked. VERY poor design. Beretta started making this POS in the late 90s and discovered the weak frame about ten years later and issued a warning not to use ammo producing greater than 130 ft/lbs- like we all check the muzzle velocity when we buy ammo. Beretta has legendary POOR customer service. Newer Tomcats are still cracking. The Tomcat is an unreliable, cheaply made gun. Don't bet your life on this POS.

      June 5, 2022 10:10 pm
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        The area of the Tomcat's frame that cracks is in a non-critical area. That area can be cut from the frame entirely. It has no effect on the performance of the firearm. This is a known thing. It is usually seen in the blued frames, not the Inox framed guns.

        June 7, 2022 7:55 pm
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          I don't see how a cracked frame is safe to shoot regardless of where it is, particularly where the slide travels. No quality built pistol should have a frame failure using the caliber of bullet it is advertised for. I have many brands of guns, only one with a cracked frame- Beretta.

          June 8, 2022 8:13 pm
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            Well you don't own many guns. The series one Colt Delta Elite had a problem with that. Calling the quality of a Beretta into question speaks volumes to your firearms knowledge.

            October 16, 2022 5:35 pm
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            Jack Bloom

            That "D" actually wrote what he wrote makes me think he's friends with Clem, further up the comments.

            September 9, 2023 8:44 am
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      Michael Goldstein

      My favorite is a Beretta model 81 with 12 + 1 capacity.

      April 24, 2022 4:21 pm
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      Gerald Dileonardo

      I own a seecamp, and I love the fact that you have 6 rounds in the palm of my hand, it hides anywhere, and is my last resort, but I would feel protected with a . 32acp that has another inch or two barrel length. It's too bad that the browning 1903 is so expensive, because that and the seecamp combined would cover my self defense needs. I also own compact versions of two of the popular full power caliber pistols even though they are compact models , they still are hard to conceal in warm weather, shorts without belts are out of the question. I tend to rely on belly bands, but still have that pistol "bite" quality. I dunno maybe I'll trade in one of my favorites to acquire that Browning!

      March 25, 2022 10:36 am
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        Jack Bloom

        I appendix a Model 36 .38 Special from 1982 and pocket my .32 Seecamp. It's been the best combination I've ever carried.

        September 9, 2023 8:46 am
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      Merv Gas

      I love My P32. It weighs nothing, I mean like cell phone weight nothing. It is ultimately concealable, any pocket, anytime. It always shoots with correct ammo it has the kick of a butterfly yet tears up cans and bottles with surprising effect. It won't shoot through the neighborhood if I fire at an intruder, the extended clip makes it fit like a glove but the stock clip is fine. My tiny wife can shoot it. Some will Call me crazy, but this is the gun I have at hand when I sleep despite having a S/W 9, a 357, Sig 9, and buck mark .22 (also a favorite good defense gun, I love the low recoil). If I find a back up p.32 I will buy it. I specifically bought the 32 instead of the 380 because of the recoil difference and am thrilled I did.

      March 18, 2022 4:56 pm
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        It is a magazine, not a clip. There terms are not synonymous.

        June 7, 2022 7:57 pm
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      I personally love the .32 caliber and the new high pressure options has my kicking around the idea of having a machinist re-chamber my Glock 42 but I’m waiting on a beretta 12 round magazine to see about fit

      March 14, 2022 4:16 pm
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      Steve Earle

      Beretta Tomcat. Have two, mine and wife's. Pop-up bbl is all the difference being in our late 70's. Round in the chamber, no racking the slide. Point and pull no BS.

      February 15, 2022 7:01 pm
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      Richard W Williams

      76 years old arthritic hands. need 32 auto lite weights and durability

      February 10, 2022 9:50 pm
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      Richard W Williams

      Small hand and arthritic thumb need small and lightweight automatic 32

      February 10, 2022 9:47 pm
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        Richard W Williams

        Same Richard. 32 ammo to much any380 help. 76 years old arthritic hand need small and lightweight

        February 16, 2022 5:56 am
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      I own several Beretta Tomcats and the Kel Tec P32. The Tomcats are fun to shoot. For self defense the 32 round is really a last ditch, close quarters round and you can fire every round in the gun as fast as you can pull the trigger - especially with the Tomcat - with almost zero recoil.

      January 13, 2022 11:25 pm
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      Kenneth Roberge

      Extremely difficult to find ammo for this tiny .32 gun.
      Also, when you can find
      The .32 ammo it is twice
      the price of 9 MM ammo.
      I bought the KT P-32 for $200
      3 or 4 yrs. Back &

      August 12, 2021 12:44 am
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      A couple things about this post:

      • The second photo of the PP is actually a PPK/S
      • The pistol Connery is holding in the Never Say Never Again image is a Walther P5 (just like what Moore used in the official Bond film of the same year, Octopussy)
      • Have fun trying to find a P230 in .32—they exist, but are super uncommon

      August 6, 2021 4:33 pm
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      Grumpy 49

      Everybody bad mouths the .32 ACP. The point of the .32 ACP is that is the gun you carry when you should be unarmed. I don't have a .32, but do have a .25 ACP (Raven). Also have (3) .380 ACP pistols. Point is - can you keep (5) out of (5) shots in a 4" circle??? With the Raven, I could hit a ~6" balloon at 35 to 40 feet consistently. With a ~15 oz. loaded S&W "J" Frame, in .38, couldn't get the same number of hits. (Better with the .380s.) YES - got my series 70 COLT 1911 when they first came out, and spent a rainy afternoon polishing the action. Back then I was able to shoot accurately well pass 25 yards. Now 50 years latter, I have trouble just racking the slide on a 1911. Wonder what a next generation .32 pistol and advanced .32 ammo would be like??? Maybe something like a lock breech pistol and a "magnumized" .32 ACP (~24,000 psi - like .32 H&R revolver cartridge).

      July 18, 2021 2:23 pm
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        Gerald DiLeonardo

        I agree wholeheartedly, not enough experimentation with that great little bullet!

        March 25, 2022 10:45 am
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          Grumpy 49

          Looks like the new .30 Super Carry is the 2022 model/version .32 ACP. If the performance is as good as the FEDERAL folks claim, then a modernized COLT 1903 or something similar (KEL TEC?) could be an ideal CCW for any number of folks. Note - April 2022 issue of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN article on the .30 Super Carry is a must read.

          March 25, 2022 2:27 pm
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      bill rudder

      My favorite .32 acp is a Walther Model 4. This a WWII bring back by my uncle, was the first handgun I ever fired. Still, it is an accurate and reliable little .32. I have acquired several model 4's over time, all of the third variation. Encountered still today, I have no hesitation of using the model 4; when a .32 is appropriate.

      June 29, 2021 3:36 pm
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      My Dad bought a Colt 1903 in 32ACP way back in the 1960s as a concealed carry piece. I inherited it and carried it for many years myself. It is a true classic of design and function. The last time I carried it was when I was walking at night and early mornings in an area that is considered to be marginal. I retired the Colt for a .380 Bersa Thunder Plus for it's much larger capacity about 8 years ago.

      June 20, 2021 10:53 am
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      Jeremy Buchanon

      I think .32 acp for pocket carry is the best choice. If you are just an average person who wants to conceal carry going out at night or traveling, a Kel Tec P32 is a great choice. It is just as easy as carrying a wallet or cell phone. Plus, .32 is easy and fast to shoot with enough power to penetrate.

      June 18, 2021 2:16 pm
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      A .32 too guy

      I have four from the list above: PP, Tomcat, Seecamp, and Keltec. The Keltec with a Crimson Trace laser is my choice for carry. The Tomcat is second, since it is easy to load with the tip up barrel. The Seecamp slide is very difficult for me to retract to load a round, so I don’t carry it. The PP is a fun gun.

      June 13, 2021 4:45 pm
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      Me non de plume

      Keltec by far
      Never had a jam, accurate and easy to carry, you will have it on you when the “real gun” is home
      Aim fir the eyes, more directly the orbit -even if it doesn’t penetrate the brain the bad guy will have a difficult time aiming

      June 3, 2021 7:32 pm
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      Had my experiences with .32 in my younger years. Good round until the time came to use it for real then it wasn't so great.

      June 3, 2021 3:49 pm
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      Fake Name

      Aren’t like half of these guns discontinued?

      June 3, 2021 12:52 pm
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        Jack Bloom

        That you wrote out 'like' where it wasn't needed as a verbal tic is terrifying.

        September 9, 2023 8:51 am
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      C dub

      No....just no

      June 3, 2021 11:07 am