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Old 09-13-2019, 06:16 AM
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This is a great deal for one of the Berettas. New 380s are over $600.
My thoughts exactly, two bills for a genuine working Beretta is a bargain. Even with FFL transfer fee and shipping, compared to cost of new you are owning a nice firearm.
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Old 09-15-2019, 01:40 PM
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Picked one up today can't wait to shoot it.
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I have a Sauer & Sohn 38H ("38" for 1938, not calibre) and love it. Will have to check the Toy Fund for a Beretta.....

Thanks for the link, though!
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:01 PM
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Order placed. Off to the LGS tomorrow for paper-work.

Gosh-danged enablers......
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I have a couple of Seecamp's . One is a .32 ACP. I would not sell the .32 ACP short. I investigated an "accidental discharge" of an old Spanish Eibar pistol. The hollow point bullet passed through a leather sofa armrest, then through the exterior wall of the home out through the aluminum siding, traveled about 20yrds and buried about 4 inches into a tree. The bullet did not expand. I thought the penetration was impressive for what is considered an anemic cartridge. If memory serves me well it was a .32 ACP that was used to assassinate Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. This set off the final spark leading to WWI. From photos it seems that Franz Ferdinand was large man.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:35 PM
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If you look at the numbers, 32 acp ball and 380 acps ball are really similar in stopping power. If I wasn't in California I would be jumping on this deal just for the sheer collectability of the guns that will surely increase in value. As far as a CCW gun, the compact 9s are better, but what criminal in the right mind will continue to molest you if you have to present your weapon. rc
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:40 PM
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If you look at the numbers, 32 acp ball and 380 acps ball are really similar in stopping power. If I wasn't in California I would be jumping on this deal just for the sheer collectability of the guns that will surely increase in value. As far as a CCW gun, the compact 9s are better, but what criminal in the right mind will continue to molest you if you have to present your weapon. rc
I once asked an grouchy so-and-so on another forum, after listening to him brag about his 1911 carry piece (yup!) that was the only choice (45ACP) for stopping power, how many times he had had to draw it "in anger". Twice. I asked him how many shots he had needed to fire those two times. None.

He was a bit upset that I then told him a 22 would have done just as well. He'd been lugging that beast around for over 40 years.

I don't get back there much...
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:41 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.
I have a nice little beretta 32 amp, but I just love shooting my SMITH AND WESSON M&P 380EZ easy to shoot and very easy to rack the slide. The only downside is the 8 round magazine. I have 6 magazines loaded for it when i take it to the range.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:03 PM
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I would LOVE to have one of those. Unfortunately, the wise sages of my State Legislature have determined that 12 rounds of anything, even .32 ACP, is far too dangerous to be in the hands of the common citizenry. Since there are no 10-round magazines for that puppy, it is only a dream to me.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:38 AM
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Not my first choice for a defensive round, but it is fun to shoot. I have a 1903 colt that has never failed to go bang.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:03 AM
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Magazine can be modified to a 10 round limit.

For those restricted to a ten round limit, it is reasonably easy to modify the magazine to achieve it.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:21 PM
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For those restricted to a ten round limit, it is reasonably easy to modify the magazine to achieve it.
Right -- but the mod has to be done before the FFL can transfer the pistol to me. In other words, I have to find an FFL who is willing to do that work. The problem is that the only trustworthy gunsmith in my area has about a two-month backlog of work.

Between that and all the permit paperwork we have in NY State every time we buy a handgun, I just don't know if I want the Beretta badly enough to go through all the added time and expense. I might, though.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:05 PM
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Possible solution for you...

Have the FFL hold the pistol while the magazine is modified, or transfer the pistol to you without the magazine and have the FFL give the magazine to the Gunsmith for the work, which is pretty simple. You would have it by Christmas. Just a thought if you really want one.
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AIM now has some .32 Beretta pistols in stock.

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Got to shoot mine, put probably 75 rounds through it zero issues well worth the money.
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