Question: When was the Smith and Wesson 32 revolver made?

32 S&W cartridge (also known as the . 32 S&W Short) was introduced in 1878 for Smith & Wesson pocket revolvers. It was originally designed as a black powder cartridge.

Is 32 S&W the same as 32 S&W Long?

32 S&W Long cartridge is derived from the . 32 S&W, by increasing the overall brass case length, to hold more powder. Since the . 32 S&W headspaces on the rim and shares the rim dimensions and case and bullet diameters of the longer .

What ammo does a 32 revolver shoot?

32 revolver Ballistics DataBullet BrandType WeightVelocityRemington FMJ71 grains1623Hornady HBWC90 grains860Hornady SWC86 grains1232Hornady HP100 grain120110 more rows•Dec 17, 2013

Is 32 long good for self defense?

32 ACP guns are considered too small for proper self defense by some people. Many personal-defense professionals suggest that the 9 mm is the minimum caliber, while some will concede to using . 380 ACP for a deep cover or pocket pistol.

Do they still make 32 ammo?

In the U.S., many firearm manufacturers continue to make . 32 ACP pistols, including Colt, Remington, Harrington and Richardson (H&R), S&W, and Savage.

Do they still make 32 caliber pistols?

Only two of them still make one for . 32 ACP: The Kel Tec P32 and the Beretta 3032 Tomcat. There are also a couple of . 32 offered by smaller companies like the North American Arms Guardian and the Seecamp LWS.

Is 32 ACP any good?

32 ACP offers a clear benefit in reduced recoil (allowing quicker and more accurate shooting) over the more popular . 380 ACP while the reduction in ballistic effectiveness is minimal. 32 ACP was quite possibly the most popular semi-automatic pistol cartridge in the world.

Why was 32 ACP so popular?

32 ACP was popular for self defense. The round was used as a military and police sidearm and fielded widely in WWI and by law-enforcement departments throughout Europe in the early decades of the 20th century. The US Armament Corp. licensed copy of the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless is one of several .

Is a 32 pistol good for home defense?

32 ACP guns are considered too small for proper self defense by some people. Many personal-defense professionals suggest that the 9 mm is the minimum caliber, while some will concede to using . 380 ACP for a deep cover or pocket pistol.

Is a .32 good for self-defense?

32 ACP was popular for self defense. 32 ACP guns are considered too small for proper self defense by some people. Many personal-defense professionals suggest that the 9 mm is the minimum caliber, while some will concede to using . 380 ACP for a deep cover or pocket pistol.

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