Originally Posted by kozak6
The cartridge is also a bit meh. It's in the same ballpark as a 9mm or a 7.62 Tokarev.
So, if you are willing to put up with all that, what do you get out of it? An extra round in a cylinder. That's it. If you can find ammo.
"Same ballpark as 9mm"... What are you talking about? Are you referring to actual ballistics, or just your own, ridiculous, personal opinion? The .327 Federal is a major step up from 9mm Luger.
Have you completely missed all prior comparisons of the .327 to other cartridges, and jimbob86's statement?
Originally Posted by jimbob86
Energy delivered to the target is about equal to .357, with similar penetration
Every gun store within 20 miles of me has a good supply of .327 Federal on their shelves. Most of them have more .327 than .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, and .32 H&R combined
It is no longer 2009, or early 2010. The shortage of .327 ammunition is over.
The .327 is far from dead. Every store around me sells their stock of .327s at the rate of about 1 per day, per model. If they get 7 handguns in a shipment, they'll be sold out in a week. Even Glunks and Taurii don't move that fast around here.
.327 is a "sleeper" cartridge. It's selling quite well. ...You just aren't seeing it, or hearing about it.