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    .32 ACP love affair

    Hi gang. New member here and posted my first message yesterday about my just purchased model 94.

    In browsing through this great forum, I found some interest in the Beretta 81s that hit the market last fall. I had one purchased years earlier for about $500 but I ordered another one for a little over $200 from AIM last fall. Ended up selling my first one sine the AIM sample was almost perfect.

    (Not a real good photo)

    [URL=https://app.photobucket.com/u/bmwjoey/p/1f8469aa-0b3f-41bf-aeab-cc569c572aee][IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/bmwjoey/.highres/IMG_0849%203.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    Ordered and installed a set of these Altamont grips. I sometimes sit and hold this thing for hours it is so neat. Lucky for me, when I bought my first one, I snagged about 4 new Beretta mags that had just gone on sail. Also, I somehow accumulated a couple of thousand rounds of .32 ACP ammo over the years so I am good to go during this ammo shortage.



    Over the years, I developed a real love affair with the .32 ACP starting with a war time PPK in 1965 when I was on a municipal department (I think it cost me $45.00). Sold it a few years later and two years ago found another German made (1966) PPK .32 for a reasonable price. I had a pretty rough so I had it refinished and added a set of grips4u grips on it.

    [URL=https://app.photobucket.com/u/bmwjoey/p/65b4865d-05b1-4dab-8c47-dc2905417b45][IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/bmwjoey/.highres/IMG_0732.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    Other .32s in my stable are a Seecamp (what a work of art), KelTec P32 (has never failed me) and a Beretta model 70.

    Again, this is a great forum and I am looking forward to hours of browsing the various posts.

    Trooper Joe

    Will work on the two missing Photobucket photos.

    TRY THESE

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    Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!

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    Those Altamont (Rosewood, I assume) is what I've been thinking about for my Beretta 81 as well. I was close to buying one from ClassicFirearms but instead purchased mine locally from Gander Outdoors. Saving $20 for the transfer fee was offset by the sales tax, but at least I was able to see exactly what I was buying. Thanks for those pictures...now I know that's what it needs!

    I enjoy the .32 as well, with a PT732 and a PT132Pro. The PT732 is very nice to shoot compared to the PT738. I can see how the weaker crowd really needs some good .32 firearms that aren't as hard on the hands and arms.

    Welcome.

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    Welcome to the forum. The .32 acp was a lot more popular as a pocket gun before the advent of the Keltec P3AT, which really miniturized the ..380, and the .32 acp was also a popular back up caliber.

    The Seacamp has been touted for a very long time as the best of the .32 acp pocket guns.

    Funny, my neighbor, who I thought didn't own a gun at all went into the house the other day and brought out a like new Davis .32 acp in a small leather holster. It had belonged to his dad. Something in the back of my mind tells me the Davis firearms were not all that good. Safety is not easy to engage or dis-engage. I think if I carried it, that would probably be the only gun I would carry without one in the chamber, but it was a good looking little pistol.
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    Welcome from north Texas!

    I love a good .32 acp! I carry one from time to time myself.

    Great looking pistols!
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    .32ACP doesn't get the respect it deserves, IMHO.
    Mine is a Colt 1903, made in 1930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctordeere View Post
    .32ACP doesn't get the respect it deserves, IMHO.
    Mine is a Colt 1903, made in 1930.
    I love the Colt 1903. The first semi auto handgun I ever shot was a 1903 from the '20's. It even spent time in the Pacific during WWII with my grandfather. It still shoots great almost 100 years later!
    Doctordeere and Ingramite like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    I love the Colt 1903. The first semi auto handgun I ever shot was a 1903 from the '20's. It even spent time in the Pacific during WWII with my grandfather. It still shoots great almost 100 years later!
    Mine needs a new mainspring - not enough oomph to bust a primer anymore. I'll get around to it one of these days.
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    “Other .32s in my stable are a Seecamp (what a work of art), KelTec P32 (has never failed me) and a Beretta model 70.”

    I forgot about these three:

    Walther PP, 32 ACP, model PP, made in Germany




    Sig Sauer 230 in .32 ACP made for the Japanese Police






    Colt 1903 made about 1918

    Guess I never took a picture of my 1903 (will have to fix that). Real nice, been re-blued which drives the purist nuts, but it is a great shooter and very accurate.

    Trooper Joe

 

 
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