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6 years 29 weeks ago, 5:43 AM

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32 cal.

In 32 auto which has the best peneetration FMC or JHP for selfdefense ?

6 years 29 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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32 auto

a full metal will penetrate better but it can and will keep goin not good in a home defense situation generally i prefer hollow points for home defense and hunting goes in and either breaks up or mushrooms using the power where it needs to be in the assailant or the prey

6 years 29 weeks ago, 3:33 PM

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yea, fmj's will always have better penetration, but hp's distribute the force of impact and usually do more tissue damage

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 29 weeks ago, 3:47 PM

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Hello All, I'm new to this site and I hope to get some help regarding the above pistol.I bought this pistol 15-20 years ago from a co-worker at the fire dept. It came with its original(?)holster but the magazine was missing. I just had a gunsmith service it (slide was binding/spur on slide lock)and he reported to me that the magazine I had bought was the wrong one,was not high enough for the bullets to feed correctly. Is there anyone that can advise me where to locate the proper mags for this pistol?

6 years 29 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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Fmj

FMJ is for assault. Hollowpoints are self defense. Prevent collateral damage.

6 years 29 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

Anonymous

1903 .32 mag

look online for numrich gun parts off the top of my head it is www.e-gunparts.com they deal in parts for lotsa old stuff

6 years 29 weeks ago, 5:41 PM

Anonymous

32 mags

any luck?

4 years 46 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

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Thank you for the information. It was spot on..

4 years 46 weeks ago, 7:16 AM

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There is no .32ACP JHP/expanding factory load that I'm aware of the even comes close to meeting FBI specs for pistol ammo....ie any ..32ACP expanding load will most likely not penetrate deep enough to reach/wound vital organs, esp. if there is any odd angle (fopponent bladed/facing sideways for instance) or intervening barrier. I'd rather have my bullets go deep enough to reach vital organs in a wide variety of scenarios and potentially stop the opponent quicker, than have the prohectiles stop short. Even the very best .380ACP JHPs do not penetrate deeply enough in standardized tests (6-8 inches is the norm....with 12-16" being the FBI 'window'.)

FYI, FMJ bullets of poor sectional density and relatively low mass/momentum (like the .32acp) do not exit human targets with much energy......after only 6-8" of gel you can see the bullet skipping downrange. If you are comfortable using 12ga 00B or 000B, then .32 or .380 FMJs should be no problem with regards to 'overpenetration' since the projectiles can all perform in a similar fashion.

If for some reason I was saddled with a .32acp for any 'social' use, I'd use an FMJ bullet (with a relatiely wide meplat if available). Many .32acp pistols, esp. older models like the Walthers and Colts, do not function well with JHP ammo.

The Colt .32ACP 1900x series pistol BTW is another great example of good ergonomics and 'shootability'....the same gun in .380 is a real peach.

4 years 46 weeks ago, 7:21 AM

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I think the FBI use .40 S@W primarily

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 8:57 AM

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mike

you're right, they do use .40. That wasn't TX's point though.

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