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Link Posted: 1/4/2023 4:09:19 PM EDT
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Many of us have emailed Ruger about this, but they refuse to build it.
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I should be picking up a 432 later this week if all goes well.  Sadly, the S&W guns just didn't sell enough to keep them going.  Maybe an write in campaign could get them to resurrect the 32 H&Rs or even the very rare 327s lines.  The best way to convince S&W to make 32/327s is for people to buy all the Ruger and Taurus 327s.  Come to think of it, an LCRx 3" in 327 would be a nice thing for Ruger to make....

Off to the email!

Many of us have emailed Ruger about this, but they refuse to build it.

Yep I did that too.
So I do have 4 rugers in 327.
But a 3" lcr would be great.
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 11:46:06 PM EDT
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Another who wanted a K frame.  I want a small game gun, not a belly gun.  Being OCONUS for most of the last 20 yrs, this Single Six fixed sight was available.  I also want an adjustable sighted gun but have put this off long enough.


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Yea my settled for another was the fixed sight J frame square butt 31-1 in .32s&w long.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 7:09:13 PM EDT
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I wish I could justify a .327 Fed Mag SP101 3" to myself. I'd say much the same about a 327 LCRx with 3" barrel, but the SP101 version I can theoretically get.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 10:17:06 PM EDT
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I wish I could justify a .327 Fed Mag SP101 3" to myself. I'd say much the same about a 327 LCRx with 3" barrel, but the SP101 version I can theoretically get.
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Theory probably is correct.   Seems like anything close to what I would settle for is cataloged but not in manufacturing nor warehouses.  I was looking for the adj sight 4” sp101, kept finding fixed sights, 3” barrels or GP100 pistols.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 9:25:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/7/2023 11:59:43 AM EDT
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I wish Lipseys or somebody would buy a run of model 16 4”,  call em Model 16 Classics.  


In the old days i think for a custom run the factory said they’d make you anything as long as it was a 200 peice run.  

Ha, I could get an FFL, order a 200 gun run and corner the market!    Likely only need about $140-160 thousand.   Chump change.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 12:14:34 PM EDT
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Thank you all for the discussion and ideas. Hopefully someone in the industry catches some of this chatter and realize what an opportunity there is. I chuckle when I realize 25 years ago most of the mentioned guns didn’t sell because those buyers were buying and shooting 357s. and 45s. Now those hands are 25 years older and they are buying 30SC and 38Spcl wadcutters.  They are buying guns that are skinnier and lighter because that sciatica thing is a bitch. All the while S&W and Ruger keep pumping out new models to accommodate these needs, never thinking about looking at their own catalog of past products. Just for comparison Colt rereleased 50 year old products and sells every one. It’s as if the customer never got older.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 4:40:31 PM EDT
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There's always a wide range of customers. It doesn't change the fact that 38/357 works for the vast majority and is widely available and cheaper.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 2:50:48 PM EDT
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You’re both right.  

They really don’t keep up on production so the factories are using their capacity well.   If they make it they get it sold.  It is harder to motivate them to changeover a production line on an item that sells well enough that the warehouse inventory is always moving.

There is an opportunity sitting there to meet desires of aficionados of less popular items.   Ruger seems to be famous for letting a catalog item run dry and not schedule production of that item for two years or better.  They either won’t expand and get caught over invested if things slow down or they cannot hire and train to meet the need and are content just going as is.

Link Posted: 1/20/2023 2:45:52 AM EDT
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Everybody should have a .32...the little Colt is a .32 S&W, 100+ yrs old.  The Ruger is a target revolver in .327.  I admit I handload a low-power wadcutter for targets.
Link Posted: 1/20/2023 3:57:31 AM EDT
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Right now 32 H&R ammo is so expensive.
If you have reloading components, it would be easy to load however.
Link Posted: 1/20/2023 6:31:57 PM EDT
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Yes, .32 is and always has been a reloaders cartridge.  Many options and economical.  During an ammo crisis one can shoot .32 cheaper than .22...At least that what I tell myself. heh
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 10:34:03 AM EDT
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I’d carry that.

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I just wish S&W would revitalize the cartridge by actually chambering revolvers in it.  But they don't because they would rather actively strangle a cartridge in its infancy rather than produce guns in cartridges that do not include "S&W" in the cartridge stamp on the side of the barrel.


Which I find strange. Its not like Federal is a competitor.

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I always wanted a S&W 432 (airweight hammerless .32 Mag) back when they were available, but I never did buy one.

Something about a 6-shot J-frame in that cartridge always intrigued me.  Now they are collectible and expensive.

They had the 632 in stainless, but I prefer the alloy variants.

What I reeeally want is a 632 Carry Comp.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 3:27:53 PM EDT
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What I reeeally want is a 632 Carry Comp.
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Should have bought one because apparently nobody else wanted one. They didn’t sell well at all.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 3:41:02 PM EDT
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Behold the .32 mag  

goodness!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:49:09 PM EDT
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Should have bought one because apparently nobody else wanted one. They didn’t sell well at all.
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Yeah, I didn’t know they existed at the time. I spent too much time deployed, and had only heard of the Rugers, which were uninspiring for me at the time. I don’t think any of the LGSs had them.

A missed opportunity, for sure.
Link Posted: 5/21/2023 7:50:22 AM EDT
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I've been looking for a Ruger single seven model 8163 for 30 months. It is a Lipseys exclusive. Put a deposit with a dealer in January 2022. I talked to two different Ruger reps at gun shows and they said they will be available eventually. Yesterday at the Ohio Gun Collectors show I found one. LNIB, never fired with 200 rounds of Speer gold dot, $1,450. I offered $1,200 and we settled on $1,300. Value of the ammo is about $230.00.
As other posters mentioned a LCR 3" is desirable.
Link Posted: 5/23/2023 5:49:46 PM EDT
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I wish I could justify a .327 Fed Mag SP101 3" to myself. I'd say much the same about a 327 LCRx with 3" barrel, but the SP101 version I can theoretically get.
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Link Posted: 5/25/2023 11:19:17 PM EDT
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32s weren’t on my radar 20 years ago. Now I know more and my needs have changed and I want a .32 H&R Airweight and they’re $2000 on Gunbroker.
Link Posted: 5/26/2023 7:53:58 AM EDT
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32s weren’t on my radar 20 years ago. Now I know more and my needs have changed and I want a .32 H&R Airweight and they’re $2000 on Gunbroker.
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I feel you 100%.  I was lucky enough to find a 432PD late last year for under $1000, and trying to find another for backup is pretty stinking hard.
Link Posted: 5/26/2023 9:02:24 AM EDT
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I feel you 100%.  I was lucky enough to find a 432PD late last year for under $1000, and trying to find another for backup is pretty stinking hard.
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32s weren’t on my radar 20 years ago. Now I know more and my needs have changed and I want a .32 H&R Airweight and they’re $2000 on Gunbroker.


I feel you 100%.  I was lucky enough to find a 432PD late last year for under $1000, and trying to find another for backup is pretty stinking hard.

There’s a small market. I just watched a Taurus get a bunch of bids on GB.
I’ll probably just get the LCR, but it’s larger and heavier than the J frame and I have no intention of shooting.327 Federal out of it, so I don’t need the extra size. I just want to shoot 100 grain wadcutters out of it.
Link Posted: 5/26/2023 1:31:15 PM EDT
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For those that want a Ruger LCR in 327 looks like Ruger has just produced a run.
Did a search on Gunbroker, revolver category and selected 327 for the caliber and a bunch of LCR's popped up in the results, 1 7/8 barrel & fixed sights; asking price range is $600-$699.
Link Posted: 5/26/2023 2:07:11 PM EDT
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For those that want a Ruger LCR in 327 looks like Ruger has just produced a run.
Did a search on Gunbroker, revolver category and selected 327 for the caliber and a bunch of LCR's popped up in the results, 1 7/8 barrel & fixed sights; asking price range is $600-$699.
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Does this mean they weren’t available a few months ago?  I just started looking.
Link Posted: 5/27/2023 6:43:47 PM EDT
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Yes, most manufacturers only do runs of 32 caliber guns every now and then, typically making 500-1000 at a time. Last big run was when 327 was introduced and many of the guns made for it haven't been generally available since then. Hopefully S&W will make another run next year of the 632 or do a Model 16 run. Generally Ruger has done a better job of supporting the caliber, currently you should be able to get a Single7 as well as the LCR in 327, they are available from the distributors Lipsey's and Davidsons, maybe an SP101 might still be on the shelves of your local store. But the Henry lever guns, GP100, 632's and Taurus's are all out-of-stock and have been for a while.
Link Posted: 5/27/2023 11:55:17 PM EDT
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I wish I could justify a .327 Fed Mag SP101 3" to myself. I'd say much the same about a 327 LCRx with 3" barrel, but the SP101 version I can theoretically get.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/84774/B7198B45-7253-491E-B9D8-B3BF52E6BDAE_jpe-2826692.JPG


That just confirms my opinion, sadly. I don't have any .32 revolver cartridges in use right now, nor do I currently have the ability to reload (may change in the foreseeable future), but probably the 3" 357/38 Sp101 or LCRx would be a better fit for my actual uses and ammo already to hand than adding another cartridge. The .32 version does offer some advantages on paper, but California is a PITA (almost mistyped as "puta", which is also accurate now that I think on it) when it comes to buying ammunition, and I do have a decent stock of .38 and a smaller stock of .357 already.

Eventually I'll have to "get both" though.
Link Posted: 6/3/2023 7:43:08 PM EDT
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If S&W made a 340 and 640 variant in 327, I think they would sell. I would be a buyer, interested to see what Taurus comes out with over the next few years since Smith won’t product revolvers that consumers want…


Like this 632 that didn't sell?
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Actually, this 632 (which also didn't sell) came out before that one. Here a relatively rare 3" 632 Lightweight with my 3" Model 65.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2023 8:57:18 PM EDT
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I got several hundred pieces of new starline .32 H&R magnum brass. Keep hoping I am going to find a Ruger SP101 in .32 HR
Link Posted: 6/26/2023 6:57:39 AM EDT
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Ok, just how awesome is that 16 4"?  I've been drooling over them for a while, like a baby 586.  Only thing that would be better is if they had made a 3" version!
Link Posted: 7/23/2023 11:20:21 AM EDT
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I bought this .32 mag at a local auction last year. A few bidders dropped out and I got it for $550. Attachment Attached File
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Link Posted: 7/24/2023 11:48:10 PM EDT
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Niiiiice
Link Posted: 7/25/2023 12:26:47 AM EDT
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I always thought it would be cool to have a 4” N frame, Scandium with titanium cylinder (like a 329PD) but with a 10 round cylinder in 327.
Link Posted: 8/9/2023 9:30:44 AM EDT
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Awesome deal.    I would have outbid you!

Me too and replaced the front sight with something lower.
Link Posted: 8/9/2023 1:38:42 PM EDT
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I have an LCRx as well, great gun. I stocked up on a decent amount of .327 before the 2020 stuff, and have some .32 H&R from a 432 j frame I had. I don’t really have a use for it, it would be a great belt carry revolver for outdoors or sd but I usually carry a semi auto for that or a sp101 4” .357. The lcr is a little chunky for pocket carry so I prefer the j. To me .32 h&r is too anemic, like a .380 and full power .327 is closer to .357 in the recoil department. It still isn’t more versatile imo than .38sp +p or  mild .357 out of light weight small framed revolvers.

To me it’s the perfect caliber for the LCRx if you prefer to carry a revolver for sd because it gives 6 rounds of 9mm+p or greater performance but with less recoil than .357. Right now I think you’re limited to Federal hydrashok 85gr, which is pretty anemic, or Buffalo Bore for hollow points and Underwood Lehigh. Federal is supposedly coming out with a 110gr or something hst round.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 6:36:39 PM EDT
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I had a Smith model 16 years ago, kick myself for selling it.
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ooooofffff, my grail gun.  My condolences.  

It’ll never happen but a 4” model 16 brought back in the S$W Classic offering would be hellaciously sweet.

My model 31 was a consolation prize.  It’s only a j frame, it’s only got fixed sights and it’s a .32S&W Long.
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