The whole point of the heavier firearm though, is the recoil reduction. They wanted a round that was strong with low recoil. The .32 ACP has been around for a long time and done just as much damage to people as a .38 special has. I think 500lbs of energy at the muzzle and 389 at 50 yards is plenty of force to penetrate.NativeTexan said:It would have to be lighter than the SP101. In a gun that heavy, I'll stick to the much more powerful .357 Magnum. I don't have much faith in that tiny .32 bullet to penetrate, either, or do as much damage. I don't see that the extra round is worth the trade off.
So you write it off just because its new? If the .38 was so great, wouldn't police officers still carry it?It is significantly higher in energy than the .38+P, but I know that a 158 grain .38 is going to penetrate and I have confidence that the .38 is enough gun for self defense. It is a proven round.
Where are you finding 60 grain rounds? There are only 2 sizes available...100 gr and 85 gr...so lets see...500 muzzle lb-ft and 100 gr or 410 lb ft and 115 gr? But lets compare a standard 9mm round to the .327.So, I don't feel the burning desire for that caliber. Heck, energy wise, it's comparable to 9mm+P. I have a Kel Tec P11 that handles 13 rounds of .355" 115 grain +P at 410 ft lbs and fits a pocket real nice. Why would I go for an SP101 in .32 making similar energy with a 60 grain pill????