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Old 09-10-2019, 05:49 AM
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Any other .32ACP pistol fans here - interesting option found here . . .



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Classic Firearms in North Carolina is offering some Italian police trade-in Beretta Cheetah 81s in .32ACP for a darn good price (I think) - $210 plus s &h. See link. I thought I'd pass this on to anyone who might be seeking such a thing.

https://www.classicfirearms.com/bere...ood-very-good/
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:45 AM
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Nice little guns and a heck of a deal. I just found this, in 380 nticable priceier. IF I had seen this deal first then I would have jumped on it!
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:52 PM
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Nice pistols.

I like the old Colts.

The problem is the cost of ammo for what you get.
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Seems the 32 acp prices have dropped from yrs back. Everyday price at my local gun shop is $13.08 box for 73 grain round nose Fiocchi. It's been this price for a couple yrs.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:01 PM
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Seems the 32 acp prices have dropped from yrs back. Everyday price at my local gun shop is $13.08 box for 73 grain round nose Fiocchi. It's been this price for a couple yrs.
Thats what I see it for, have ordered it for as low has $9 something on sale. Good ammo to, zero malfunctions out of my Kel Tec and seems hotter than aguila or any american ammo. I've been wanting one of the berettas but ffl fees being so high here has kept me from ordering one if a dealer brings them to the gunshow this weekend again for $239 I'll be buying one.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:48 PM
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I haven’t bought any 32 acp cartridges in quite some time.

Who shoots a lot of 32 acp? Me, nor any of my friends shoot it a lot. It just isn’t very strong compared to what it available today.

It is better than a 25 acp, but not by much.

There are so many good, small 380s and even 9mm pistols that the 32 has been somewhat left behind.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:39 PM
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I've thought about getting one (in 380), but it probably isn't any better than my CZ-83.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:41 PM
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I havenít bought any 32 acp cartridges in quite some time.

Who shoots a lot of 32 acp? Me, nor any of my friends shoot it a lot. It just isnít very strong compared to what it available today.

It is better than a 25 acp, but not by much.

There are so many good, small 380s and even 9mm pistols that the 32 has been somewhat left behind.
After my lcp crapped out I replaced it with a p32 mostly because I had a few surplus guns in 32 and nothing in 380. A few advantages it has one extra round, last shot hold open, and way less recoil. All pocket guns are a compromise in my opinion.
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The .32 ACP is just a little less good in terminal ballistics, compared to .380, with a good bit less felt recoil. A NAA Guardian in .380 is six ounces heavier than the .32 version, thicker, taller, and longer. I have the .32 model. All stainless, 15 ounces loaded.

FWIW, I get Aguila .32 ACP 71 grain FMJ for $18 a box, local.
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I'm definitely a 32acp fan for concealed carry. I'm retired and dress of the day is shorts/swim trunks, tee shirts and flip flops. Even the smallest 380 is bulky and heavier in comparison to a keltec p32. When everyone else is leaving their gun at home because its too big, I'm putting the 32acp in my pocket.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:53 PM
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I carried a 3 digit SN LWS .32 for decades. One day out back with the dogs saw a seriously large sow black bear. Problem was she didn't seem to give a crap we were there. Kinda just walked off, eventually. Remember thinking "gun", then realizing my hand was already gripping it.

Told a friend the story and he said "what were you going to do with a .32....shoot yourself?".

After that switched to a G-30, sometimes a G-26. The .32 is now a safe queen.

The other .32 in my history was Dad's. He euthanized himself with it in '17. Knew it was coming but couldn't dishonor him by removing the option.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:34 PM
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I havenít bought any 32 acp cartridges in quite some time.

Who shoots a lot of 32 acp? Me, nor any of my friends shoot it a lot. It just isnít very strong compared to what it available today.

It is better than a 25 acp, but not by much.

There are so many good, small 380s and even 9mm pistols that the 32 has been somewhat left behind.

Are you kidding me? Q said it was "like a brick thru a plate glass window" when he took James Bond's .25 Beretta away from him and gave him that Walther PPK. How can you possibly argue with a British secret agent man?
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I like the .32 acp for what it is. I own a KelTec P32 (great little pistol) and a Walther PP in .32 (the caliber the pistol was designed for). But I didn't pop for the Beretta.

I own a Beretta 85 which is the single stack .380 brother to the pistol the OP was referencing. I bought the 85 after trying the double stack model 84. I just couldn't handle the thick grip. If these surplus guns had been the model 82 single stack I probably would have gone for it. I just know how much a dislike the fat one so I passed. Great deal, though. All the surplus sellers have them right now.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:23 PM
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I think this is a best buy

This is a great deal for one of the Berettas. New 380s are over $600. The breech face of the 32 and 380 are the same if you look at them. 32 is semi rimmed and 380 rebated rim. They work in the same breech face and I suspect the only difference is a barrel and maybe.... maybe.... maybe a recoil spring swap.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:01 PM
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This is a great deal for one of the Berettas. New 380s are over $600 . . .
I can't imagine anyone buying a new one these days, with all the alternatives on the market that smaller, lighter and more affordable.
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