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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
Great article! Quick question, doesn’t Ruger currently manufacture revolvers in .327 mag, the magnum magnum of the .32 HR? Also, doesn’t the .327 mag chamber most of the .32 revolver ammo, .32 HRmag, .32 special, .32 SW long, and .32 SW short?
I must point out an issue with your otherwise excellent article. I just purchased a new manufacture Charter Arms snub nose in .32 H&R for my aging mother. At 16oz’s and with .32 Long wadcutters she thinks she’s shooting a .22LR. Fit and finish is what you’d expect with Charter but it functions well and is accurate for her. This may very well be the only .32H&R being produced today other than derringers but non the less I own the proof.
Compare ballistic tests between a 9mm and 357 Sig with traditional hollowpoint ammo like Golden Sabre, Gold Dot, HST, Critical Duty and the difference is astounding for penetration, expansion, wound channel and stretch cavities. In fact, 357 Sig is more impressive than 45 ACP, 40 S&W and 9mm when using traditional hollowpoints. Some bullets like XTP, the 357 Sig will over penetrate which could be a concern for many including myself. Now, if you want to use a novel bullet like Lehigh Defense Xtreme Defenders, then 40 S&W is the clear winner with a 3″ wound cavity, 10 stretch cavity, and 18″ penetration – it’s a killer!
I inherited my Dad’s collection including a .38 Long colt revolver supposedly from the WWI era with US Gov’t,. markings and a lanyard loop. I shot some .38 special wad cutters 140gr. and it shaved lead which I deemed dangerous, although the cylinder locked up OK. I then tried lower gr. .38 spl. reloads which worked better, but then decided not to shoot the old girl anymore.
I have an old Colt Police Positive that I purchased years ago. It is chambered in 38 Smith and Wesson. While I do have a couple of boxes of ammunition for it, I have yet to fire it. It was purchased by me because of the interesting history of the pistol. The back strap has ‘Adams Express Company’ stamped on it as well as what appears to be a company stock number on the base of the grip frame.
I am reading this with a great sigh of relief that i survived. florida is very lax on traveling with a gun. You can carry a loaded pistol in your glovebox as long as you inform an officer immediately you have it, which leads me what i survived. Being ignorant of other state laws i assumed all to allow transport. A couple of years ago i was going to give some of my firearms to my son who is in the army and stationed in mass. i took an assault rifle which had a bayonet on it and three thirty round mags, 1200 rounds of ammo. also had two tactical shotguns, a 22 rifle with four 20 round mags and two hand guns and about a 1000 rounds of ammo for these. they were boxed and wrapped as i had first planed on shipping them to him but decided to take them up ourselves. my wife and i first went north to buffalo to see the falls and went across n.y. to mass. outside of boston. reading this article made my knees weak just knowing what would have happened to us had we been stopped. i know ignorance is no excuse of the law so from now on everything will be thoroughly researched for each state. thank you NY for not extending our vacation by thirty years or so.
Nothing wrong with your little .22 if all you intend to do is make the other guy even madder at you. Kind of like going bear hunting with a BB Gun. Yes, a .22 will kill with proper shot placement but, in a life or death type situation, I want something that will resolve the issue without me getting hurt. Just my opinion but, a .380 is the smallest I would ever want to carry. Maybe I’m old school but I’ll stick with my .45
Gotta say that the whole mim extractor argument is pretty much null and void. They’re all trying to cut corners and save on costs. It’s just that mossberg has been doing it since the at least the 60s. Hell, my mossberg 930 jm pro has a dang mim extractor. And yes, that’s for a shotgun that’s touted as ‘tactical.’ At least you get a forged extractor on anything tactical from Remington.
I commend you on your fight for your rights (and mine)!
I have a friend with a foreign conviction in a craptastic 3rd world country that is on his record and effects his right to work in certain fields…. But due to “Small vs. the US”, he can own an purchase as many firearms as he wants! He has fought the good fight and has a half win.
I wish you the best if this is Mr. Franklin!
Beware that many millions of the “Lib-Dorks” want you to fail!
Be on guard my friend!
~Scooter from ORE
I have a Glock 42 (.380) and a Sig Sauer P238 (.380) . The Glock has a slightly strong recoil but the Sig Sauer P238 does not have practically any recoil at all. The reason is in gun design but mostly the weight of the guns . The Sig Sauer P238 that I have is a HD Micro Compact that weighs 20.5 ounces. The Glock 42 weighs 13.76 ounces unloaded and 17,29 ounces loaded. I can control this gun OK but I feel much more comfortable with the Sig Sauer. The Sig is also more accurate. The reason for wanting a compact or subcompact gun is because I suffered a farm related accident in which part of my trigger finger and the following two fingers were amputated; therefore my fingers are not long enough to hold a full sized pistol. I wish that Sig Sauer or some other gun manufacturer would build a 9mm Sub Compact pistol that weighed at least 21 or 22 ounces. Presently the Sig Sauer P938 only weighs 16 ounces, thus a considerable recoil. Sig Sauer also makes a P238 in the Spartan Model that weighs 20 ounces, the remaining models of the P238 weigh only 15.2 ounces. It is surprising how much difference there is in the recoil of the pistol with just a few additional ounces of weight. So Sig Sauer please make a P938 in stainless steel that weighs around 21 or 22 ounces and I will buy one as soon as possible !!! I feel like I need more knock down power than the .380 delivers.