Wheels, Ship is right your typical 32. is not a range grade gun. It is the type you shoot a mag or two through once in a while to make sure is functions properly. It has been my experience that most 380s. and larger tend to be more reliable and can withstand long range secessions better. Everyone needs a pocket gun though, my pocket gun is a Polish P64 9X18 Makarov that has been 100% reliable was only $160 and packs more punch than a 32. Since youíre new to this whole thing and want something reliable, carry and range worthy I would suggest a compact 9mm of some kind. There are tons of reliable compact 9mm options out there. Keep in mind a 380. tends to have more snap to it than a 9mm due to the blow back system the majority of 380s use.
In one of your post you said you thought 380, 9mm and 357 were too bit to carry but if you read around this and other sites you will find that the vast majority of CCW guys carry a mid to full sized auto or revolver in 9mm or larger. Your holster and clothing have everything to do with concealing a firearm not so much the size of the gun.
Keep in mind most of what you read about what you should have as a defense/carry gun is opinion and we all have them. I am probably the least caliber prejudice guy on this forum but even I draw the line at anything below 380 as a personal protection gun. I would carry a 32 but only as a backup gun.
Keep an open mind about what gun you want and your options can get a litter overwhelming but I consider that adding spice to life.