Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
User Panel

Posted: 5/20/2002 2:59:06 PM EDT
Normally, I would think this would be a no brainer question, and could answer it myself, but what are your opinions.  

I don't want to start a debate over weather the .32 is an appropriate round for defense.  In this case, let's just say it is and leave it at that.  

My Tomcat has found it's way into my pocket quite a bit sense I started carrying concealed. It was 90 degrees today! I want to know what round you would carry, if you had to carry the tomcat.  AND, if someone mentions carrying a knife instead, I'm gonna reach through your computer and stick you in the butt with it!!!!LOL

I felt at first that I should use something in a expanding hollow point(something like speer gold dot) for maximum shock.....hehehh, I know, we're talking about a .32auto.  But, then I thought that maybe in the .32's case, a FMJ would be better for penetration(what little there will be).  What do you think?  Am I just kidding myself with the FMJ penetration idea?
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 4:35:43 PM EDT
FMJ............my primary concern would be the ability to penetrate to the vitals.

...........that's it.................honest, that's all............I didn't say anything about MOUSEGUNS, Honest
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 5:56:44 PM EDT

..I didn't say anything about MOUSEGUNS, Honest

"Are you happy to see me, or is that a mousegun in your pocket.".....could be my new motto.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 6:41:22 PM EDT
I have my P32 loaded with Fiocchi SJHP. I hear they are supposed to be pretty hot.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:07:29 PM EDT
.......why yes, that is a mouse gun in my pocket, but I am also happy to see you  Cor-bon.....don't even think about anything else.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:19:47 AM EDT
The Seecamp will reliably feed Silvertips, because of limitations to OAL of the cartridge.  Apparently, you *can* use Gold Dots, Fiocchi and Glaser Safety Slugs in the newer guns, but tests of each gun's reliability with this ammo should be conducted.  

Although it's not a cartridge that has the heaviest or fastest bullet, it seems to have been a pretty popular combination for a number of years as a backup gun.

In one test, average bullet penetration was between 12- and 16-inches in denim covered gelatin.  Not bad...

Link Posted: 5/25/2002 6:09:25 PM EDT
if its winter time you could be defeated by a heavy coat!    i--- "only"-- use FMJ   it will feed better and penetrate!
Link Posted: 5/28/2002 6:58:36 PM EDT

if its winter time you could be defeated by a heavy coat!    i--- "only"-- use FMJ   it will feed better and penetrate!

The tomcat will only be used in "shorts and tee" shirt weather.  In the winter, I have several other options that I would choose over the tomcat.  It is just a, "gosh I cant hide anything else kind of gun".
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top