I was thinking that the 732 would be good if I could pick one up cheaper for her that way she could eventually be shooting a 9mm or at least a 380. I called Larry's and they are also out of the 732's. I'll keep my eyes peeled on GB and hopefully luck out.well I was going to mention CDNN but you say they are sold out!
Try larry's pistol and Pawn, I am pretty sure they ahd them listed about 2 weeks ago and i think they had the Stainless and the blue?
These weapons are discontinued so they will not be getting easier to find, and magazines (as in extra) are likely a bugger to find as well.
personally ( noticed said personally) if i were buying a semi auto for the wifes self defense I would be looking at the bersa thunder, a bit larger and a bit heavier but much easier to master, shoot, generally more accurate and a lot milder in recoil than the 738, and a good bit more power than the 32 auto, course they run about 300 bucks but have an impeccable record for dependability.
the 732 will be a lot milder in the recoil area than the 738.
I read something the other day that actually had more penetration on a 32 round nose as compared to a 380 HP, that is one of the things, along with the recoil factor that made me think that this would be a good CC for her. Better to have the shots on target in my opinion.The 32 ACP is often dogged but it serves a purpose for some, it is a real shame that Taurus dropped the 732 but sales are sales. There are three ladies in my extended family packing it in daily carry and I would hate to be the person that puts them in a life threatening situation.
Well yea but thats kind of like a Corvete and a Corvair showing up at a race track and the corvair driver saying yea but i get a lot better gas mileage!I read something the other day that actually had more penetration on a 32 round nose as compared to a 380 HP, that is one of the things, along with the recoil factor that made me think that this would be a good CC for her. Better to have the shots on target in my opinion.
Thank you for the information Re: the 132 as well. I did come across the 732 on GB, but it is just above the price point that I had in mind, especially when you factor in the price that FFL's are getting for transfers lately.The 732 is a fine gun. It's a backup for my PT709 and sometimes the 732 is a main gun due to certain conditions. I've got a Bulldog case to carry the 732 in for CCW carry.
Here' the case for the .32ACP.
I'm a believer in the .32 ACP for good reasons and for me the .380 ACP recoil in the mini-pistols is tough on the arm,wrist,and arms. Yet I shoot more powerful handguns.
The 732 provides enough rounds for most situations and I carry a spare magazine for it. I also own a NAA Guardian and a Beretta 3032 Tomcat, but the 732 gets most of the use. It seems to be more user friendly by a bit than the other .32ACP pistols.
I also own several Taurus PT132s (no longer made) and a CZ83 ( no longer made) which are bigger than the 732.
Just for your info there is this.
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Gun Broker has 2 PT132s for sale right now and CZ83s, but the CZs are all in .380ACP. Nothing wrong with that.
The PT132 and CZ83s are also a bit more user friendly than the smaller 732 and give a velocity boost to the ammo used.
I use only JHPs in all of my pistols regardless of caliber and for ethical and moral reasons.
Agreed, I'm trying not to choose it for her, but rather give her an option, I figure worst case scenario, I have another CC. I'll have to check out what is being held around home and put her on the case. Thanks again for the help.If the wife takes a basic women only or basic pistol course through either the NRA or the National Shooting Sports Foundation then she can decide what gun/ammo caliber combos will work for her.