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    Small caliber fans

    I like 9`s & 45`s but I like shooting the small guns too. Any other 380/32 fans out there?

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    Used to have a Model 90 Beretta - It was .32 and looked like a PPK - It was a sweet gun - It belonged to my ex-wife's family - her father has turned the DA/SA into only SA, unfortunately.

    Anyway, I had to give it back because of the divorce

    But, I have kewl guns now that I am remarried - So, I can't complain.

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    I have 3 380's PPK/S Colt Mustang and a Bersa
    2 ,25 autos a Bauer and a Beretta 950
    I sold my 32 last year but trying to get it back trading wife for it. Not kidding My requirement for the divorce. He's complaining I'm getting better deal.

    I have a Ruger MKII on lay a way I carry the PPK/S most time in pocket holster If not the PPK I use a S&W M-49 1973 bodyguard also pocket carry.

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    Yup, I love the small calibers. I have had a beautiful vintage little Beretta 418 .25 auto (too small?) for many years and took it along on many remote camping/fishing trips (it was about all I had for a pistol).

    I even pulled it it for self defense once against a good size angry rattle-snake. I didn't have to shoot though, as it ended in a stand-off, and I was able to back (run) away- and the snake went on it's own way.

    More recently, I bought a NIB Bersa model 86- (1996 vintage, designated as an "undercover" model- all steel & heavy, Houge type wrap-around grips) .380 auto-pistol that I really like and value.

    Even more recently, I purchased (currently on lay-by) a S&W 432 PD Centennial model (hammerless) Airweight, snubnose revolver in .32 cal. H&R Magnum. This, (other than my Beretta .25 auto) is the only handgun I (will) posess that is really, compact, concealable, and light. And this one arguably has some appreciable amount of "stopping" power, with the right load.

    Getting a little "older" and having a sometimes C-6 issue (neck); I really do appreciate the "smaller "calibers (less recoil). Besides, they're "fun' ...too.

    Just don't wanna shoot that Mag Fo'ty Fo' ...no Mo'. (ouch)

    --weed

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    Yep! I've got a BDA in nickel and walnut, an 84FS and a Tom Cat in INOX. Each weapon serves a specific purpose and I love them all.

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    I just saw a unique item at SOGs website. Its a hi cap 32 auto based on the Beretta 8X series of 380s. Ive never seen a 12 shot 32 auto. It would make a fun plinker.
    http://www.southernohiogun.com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic
    I just saw a unique item at SOGs website. Its a hi cap 32 auto based on the Beretta 8X series of 380s. Ive never seen a 12 shot 32 auto. It would make a fun plinker.
    http://www.southernohiogun.com/index.html
    That's a really good find...Here's a picture of the Beretta from SOGs website.




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    Yep, its hard too beat a Seecamp LWS-32 as a "deep cover" firearm;
    and I carry one on a daily basis~! :-D

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    I only have two small cal. autos right know. both are Bulgarian made circle 10 Makarov PM's. one is the stock 9X18 Makarov cal. and the other is soon to be a .380ACP. ammo is getting hard to get for all cal. around here but the Makarov ammo is the hardest, so i am converting one to .380ACP for a plinking practice gun and using the other as my carry gun loaded with 9X18 Mak ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael t
    I have 3 380's PPK/S Colt Mustang and a Bersa
    2 ,25 autos a Bauer and a Beretta 950
    I sold my 32 last year but trying to get it back trading wife for it. Not kidding My requirement for the divorce. He's complaining I'm getting better deal.

    I have a Ruger MKII on lay a way I carry the PPK/S most time in pocket holster If not the PPK I use a S&W M-49 1973 bodyguard also pocket carry.
    escuse me but you lead us to believe your wife is a guy?thats ok if thats the case just not sure im reading you correctly. :P :wink:

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    If I had to shoot anything it would be the 22LR. I have the most fun with them. At the reange I shoot the big stuff for 15 mins then 22's for the next 45min to 2 hours. Most fun to shoot out side

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    MY PPK/S .32 ACP has been shot more than any other gun i own.its handy enough to allways be avalible to plink over at a freinds house,in the countryside around my house ect.iv not had the bite problems but then i dont have those big fleshy hands .the underside of the slide at the rear is a sharp as a razor i kid you not.the newer S&W PPK/S have this egde burnished and a bit more (ugly)beavertail than the older interarms models.

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    Love my small caliber guns. Almost always have one on me as a BUG.

    Kel-Tec .32ACP, .380
    NAA Guardian .32ACP
    Makarov (West German) 9 X18
    Walther PPK/S .380

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    2 .380's and a .22.
    Small can be fun.

    AFS

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    Oh I love small caliber handguns. My favorite has got to be a Ruger MKII pistol. Very fun, accurate, and reliable. And most importantly.........CHEAP TO SHOOT!!!

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    I am a big guy but I love the mystic of pocket pistols. I own 4 9x18 Makarovs, a .380 Sig P230, a .380 Bersa Thunder, a 32acp Taurus PT 57,a 32acp Walther PP, a 32acp Kel-Tec, and a 22 Short Beretta M950. Regards, Richard :-D

    This is the rarely seen Taurus PT 57, there are less than 10 in the USA:

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    Nice

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    Yeah Richard, nice looking pistol!

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    Small calibers........I guess that would be anything less than my 45acp's. Lets see........I have a Kel-Tec P11 in 9mm and a Ruger SP-101 2" barrel thats hammerless in .357mag that are used as BUG's. I also carry a Taurus PT-145 in 45acp as a BUG. Ooops that's not a smaller caliber now is it???

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