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 Best .32 acp pistol?
TearsInRain  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 10:02:02 AM
So what's the best .32 pistol out there?

In production preferred. Higher capacity preferred..
ZekeMenuar  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 10:12:36 AM

CZ-83. 15+1 and an excellent all around pistol.

My opinion is that one of the best 32ACP pistols ever made is the Colt M1903

TearsInRain  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 10:15:02 AM
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
CZ-83. 15+1 and an excellent all around pistol.
My opinion is that one of the best 32ACP pistols ever made is the Colt M1903



That's what I was thinking, but they discontinued it..

ZekeMenuar  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 2:35:30 PM
Originally Posted By TearsInRain:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
CZ-83. 15+1 and an excellent all around pistol.
My opinion is that one of the best 32ACP pistols ever made is the Colt M1903



That's what I was thinking, but they discontinued it..



Why would that stop you? They turn up from time to time.
panzersergeant  [Life Member]
11/24/2008 3:03:05 PM
Walther PP and PPK. Classic double action carry pistols.

For such a small round European police and military used it successfully for the better half of the last century. And yes, there are bigger and better ammo choices now.
MRW  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 3:07:25 PM
+1 on the CZ
CharlesRyan  [Member]
11/24/2008 3:09:00 PM
I bought my girlfriend an naa .32 I like it, pretty solid and concelable.
sambeaux  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 3:46:54 PM
+1 on the CZ-83, nice pistol.

There's also a CZ-61 Skorpion with 10 and 20 round mags.... :-)

Sam
Toiyabe66  [Life Member]
11/24/2008 3:54:33 PM
I like .32 pistols...

My favorite, hands down, is the 1903 Colt.

I recently had one worked over lightly, with more modern sights installed, and it's great. Smooth, slim, attractive, and surprisingly accurate. Fairly reliable with Colt mags.

There are a lot of fascinating, high-quality, .32 pocket pistols from the inter-war period. Most are very good, especially the FNs.

Supposedly, the Remington Model 51 was available in .32, although I have never seen one.
I have a pair of .380 51s, and they are one of my favorite pistols.

Edit: The 83 is good, but a bit bulky for what you get. The P32 Keltec has its fans.
Navyguns45  [Member]
11/24/2008 4:17:18 PM
The best 32 ACP gun is the one sitting on the gun store shelf and not in my arsenal.
ZekeMenuar  [Team Member]
11/24/2008 5:59:36 PM
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Walther PP and PPK. Classic double action carry pistols.

For such a small round European police and military used it successfully for the better half of the last century. And yes, there are bigger and better ammo choices now.


The original Walther PP was and is an excellent pistol. They made the C&R rounds a few years ago, so there are plenty out there.
JohnRippert  [Member]
11/24/2008 8:19:46 PM
hegalex  [Member]
11/24/2008 8:25:22 PM
VZ61 skorpion .
SkagSig40  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 3:59:28 AM
Originally Posted By Navyguns45:
The best 32 ACP gun is the one sitting on the gun store shelf and not in my arsenal.


Exactly! I'd rather have rocks to through or a good knife.
Milo5  [Member]
11/25/2008 9:37:42 AM
I am going to bet I win the gunfight if I show up with one of my .32s and you show up throwing rocks or waving a knife.

The CZ-83 is probably the best of the .32acp pistols but I still prefer the Walther PPs to my CZ
SkagSig40  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 3:10:53 PM
Originally Posted By Milo5:
I am going to bet I win the gunfight if I show up with one of my .32s and you show up throwing rocks or waving a knife.
http://www.fototime.com/B720EE6188A3DF5/standard.jpg
The CZ-83 is probably the best of the .32acp pistols but I still prefer the Walther PPs to my CZ
http://www.fototime.com/ACF5EDA0C9F92A9/standard.jpg


Just remember, I'm a highly trained Ninja!

ronin275  [Member]
11/25/2008 3:22:47 PM
I vote for the Walther PP/PPK, 1934 Baretta, Colt 1903.

All great shooters
Coltman77  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 3:26:36 PM
Walther PP series or Beretta 84FS.

Both are fun to shoot little pistols.
Combat_Diver  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 10:48:01 PM
Still a few CZ 50/70s in 7.65mm Browining out there also. The CZ gives you the option to carry DA hammer down off safe or on safe, cocked and locked and safety also is a decocker when pushed all the way down. You can lock the slide open (also same techinque for the Walter PP series) by pulling slide to rear and then inserting finger inside ejection port and lifting up slide stop, then ease slide forwerd to catch. The Browning/FN 1900 is a nice historical arm. Both of these captured in Baghdad this year.

GooberPP  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 10:49:50 PM
I really like the Berretta Tomcat. If you wanted cheaper and aren't afraid of a heavy trigger, a Kel-Tec P-32 would fill the bill.
ETA: Sorry, I missed out on high capacity. I always thought the point of a 32 was small size and deep concealment. I'd much rather have less 9mm than more 32's in the same size gun.
ALPHAGHOST  [Team Member]
11/25/2008 10:55:06 PM
CZ, Kel tecs, etc
ttman  [Member]
11/26/2008 10:23:34 PM
look up the firestorm 32. a very nice looking gun. I'm going to buy 1. the kel-tecs look like **** to me. and the old antique lookin guns don't do anything for me.
ttman  [Member]
11/26/2008 10:32:03 PM
I don't think the beretta 84 comes in 32. 380=yes. the beretta 70 is a .32 gun. I think I have seen the browning BDA advertised as available in 32 as well, but have never seen 1.

Originally Posted By Coltman77:
Walther PP series or Beretta 84FS.
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jimlostt  [Member]
11/26/2008 10:59:31 PM
SKORPION FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jersey69  [Member]
11/29/2008 7:48:06 PM
Seecamp .32 !! You can't go wrong if you had to pick a .32
fixit  [Member]
11/29/2008 8:56:05 PM
seecamp or the tomcat, i love the the tip open barrel for safety reasons.
CBR900  [Member]
12/1/2008 10:20:41 AM
For carry, there is only ONE choice:

P32.

Nothing is as light and reliable. No other pocket 32 has a LOCKED breach design, allowing the very hottest loaded defensive 32 ammo to be used.

If you only want to shoot it off at the range, then all the other choices above are great.
jeepinva  [Member]
12/1/2008 2:32:09 PM


There's some history with those .32's also. I checked the # on mine and it was built between 1913 and 1914. I saw two other 1903's at my local shop although in not as good of condition for between $250 and $400. If you look around you'll find some that are decent.
3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/1/2008 9:09:57 PM
Originally Posted By Milo5:
I am going to bet I win the gunfight if I show up with one of my .32s and you show up throwing rocks or waving a knife.
Please tell me that was a joke.
fugi99  [Team Member]
12/1/2008 9:17:14 PM
I love my Beretta model 84