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Old January 24, 2014, 08:57 AM   #26
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Love that 432 - I got mine for $330 when they were discontinued. Should have bought another. I got the 632 comp'ed SS hammer version at Cabela's on sale. Wish I had the SS snubby hammerless version just for grins. But I missed it and I don't pay current prices.
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Old January 24, 2014, 11:37 AM   #27
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Charter Arms is way ahead of you....they make the Undercoverette in several forms (SS, pink, crimson, violet), a 5 shot .32 H&R mag revolver that also, obviously, shoots 32 S&W longs. The gun is a snubby, weighs 16 ozs. See link below.

I bought one for the wife; it shoots light and is about as accurate as any other snubbie. I have no complaints about the fit and finish.

http://www.charterfirearms.com/produ...ette_73220.asp
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Old January 24, 2014, 12:18 PM   #28
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Many including myself have no interest in a .32 caliber J frame, many including myself have no interest in pocket carrying a J frame. Although make a revolver small enough where the rounds seems viable, and to comfortably fit in a pocket, and I suddenly have interest in owning a .32.
I agree.

The .38 snubby J-frame is just too big for me to pocket-carry.
It feels like I have a billiard ball in my pocket.
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Old January 24, 2014, 02:19 PM   #29
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The "J" frame is too big and uncomfortable for me, too.
As far as .32 mag, .327 mag, .22 mag- these cartridges are too long. The .32 acp is the perfect size for a 5 shot, tiny pocket revolver.
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Old January 24, 2014, 07:35 PM   #30
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My holy grail gun was an S&W 631 in 32 mag. I finally after years of looking found one. Not really a pocket gun with its 4" barrel but makes a perfect small trail gun.
I've got the 4" SP101 in 32 mag and it's exactly that. It will be more once I get around to having it reamed out to .327.
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Old January 24, 2014, 07:47 PM   #31
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Nah, not really. And by that, I mean...not even.

I view the .38 Spl as being a marginal round, so no, I don't have any interest in a sub-marginal round.

Similar to how I view a .380 as marginal, and (after shooting a P3AT and a P32 back-to-back) there is no way I will carry a .32acp.
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Old January 24, 2014, 07:49 PM   #32
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ratshooter the 331 and 332 are even better.
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Old January 24, 2014, 09:12 PM   #33
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I know it's not a 32, but the new Taurus View is supposed to be smaller than a J frame. Might be worth a look.
http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/f...view-revolver/
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Old January 24, 2014, 09:19 PM   #34
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I've got the 4" SP101 in 32 mag and it's exactly that. It will be more once I get around to having it reamed out to .327.
Be careful doing that. Apparently ruger uses a different metal for the 237 cylinders from the 32 mag version.

Heyjoe I am not familiar with the 331 and 332. Got any more information on them?
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Old January 24, 2014, 09:37 PM   #35
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FWIW I sometimes CC a CA undercoverette .32mag. Really like the light weight. I also have a single six .32mag for trail and camping. I load the Charter with Hornady critical defense and the Ruger with 85gr JHP's.
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Old January 24, 2014, 09:38 PM   #36
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Since we are talking about "pocket revolvers", let's assume that we are talking about the .32 H&R Magnum. That is definitely better than .22 WMR. It is smaller and recoils less than .38 special.
Sorry. I thought we were still talking about .32ACP revolvers. The .32Mag is significantly better...
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Old January 24, 2014, 10:42 PM   #37
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A .32 Safety Hammerless is about as small a DA revolver as you can keep hold of. A tool steel cylinder to hold .32 ACP would make it a modern pocket revolver.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:15 AM   #38
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I also picked up one of the 432s when it was discontinued. I had an SP101 I picked up from a friend- fun but heavy, considering the teeny little cartridge. The 432 was lighter and cheap. Don't remember exactly, but it was less than $350 with shipping and transfer fee.

I like 38s, but I'm more accurate with the 32 and get faster followup shots. And it's fun to shoot, rather than brutal, so I practice more.

It's what I carry when I'm not carrying. If I'm going into the wrong side of town, I carry a semi auto. But my everyday hanging out at the house, or at the office gun is the 32.

What I'd like in a 32 5 shot revolver would be something more like a H&R Young America (not a break top). I don't have one anymore, but I'm pretty sure it was smaller than an I frame. I'm thinking with 2014 metallurgy instead of 1905 metallurgy, you could chamber it in roughly a 32 acp size cartridge with a full rim and load it to 35K PSI like a 9mm or 40.

I wouldn't expect S&W to do it, though. Maybe a company like NAA.

Something scaled up to 32 from a NAA Mini would be neat, too.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:45 AM   #39
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Be careful doing that. Apparently ruger uses a different metal for the 237 cylinders from the 32 mag version.
I was concerned about this so I called Ruger. I discussed the issue in depth with a customer service representative who went to find someone in the building with precise SP101 design knowledge. I was on hold for a while but eventually got confirmation. There is no metallurgical difference and no structural difference aside from the tiny bit of extra metal in question.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:47 AM   #40
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berettaprofessor, if those Charter Arms guns were 6-shooters like their J-frame contemporaries, I'd buy two.
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Old January 25, 2014, 06:15 AM   #41
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I rechambered an old J frame 32 S&W years ago to .32 Mag and is a really good shooter and very pleasant to shoot. I gave it to my wife and she shoots it well, although not often. It's an easy conversion and gets the revolver into a cartridge a little more suited for it's intended purpose.
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Old January 25, 2014, 01:59 PM   #42
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I pocket carry my J-Frame 357 magnum (S&W 640) all the time. When I cant carry that gun I carry a NAA 22 short. That sucker is tiny and I can carry it hidden while wearing nothing but a speedo.
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Old January 25, 2014, 05:46 PM   #43
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the models 331 and 332 are the same as the 431 and 432 but with a titanium cylinder rather than steel. they are 2 ounces less than the 431 and 432
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Old January 25, 2014, 07:57 PM   #44
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But they are still J frame revolvers- same size as a .38! We are talking about much smaller guns.
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Old January 30, 2014, 01:25 AM   #45
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Im waiting for NAA to come out with a slightly upsized DA .32 acp or 32 h&r mag revolver. It would be something that I would use as a back up gun or last resort weapon but DAMN would it be awesome.
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Old January 30, 2014, 02:13 PM   #46
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.32 H&R is way too long.
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Old January 30, 2014, 10:34 PM   #47
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Just a thought but has anyone made a really hot .32 S&W or .32 S&W Long? Has anyone made a gun that can consistently handle it?
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