I built an AR pistol in 45 acp with an 8.5 inch barrel. I am trying to decide between carrying fmj in it or jhp. My reasoning is that when we close the gunstore and leave late at night if spmeone tries to rob the store I may have to shoot through a windshield or car door. For that fmj would be preferable. However if the shot requires expansion not penetration jhp are better. What say you?
By Jamie Jackson
I inherited a K-frame .32 S&W Long M&P (model of 1948 according to the good folks on the S&W forums). It was my father's bedside gun for a long time and has set in my safe for the past ten years.
The action is tight, locks up solidly and after a disassembly and through cleaning the DA pull is remarkably smooth. The single action pull is ridiculous!
I should be receiving a set of dies, some 100 gr LWC bullets, and brass in the mail tomorrow.
Has anyone here ever handloaded .32 S&W Long?
The powders I have on hand are: Unique, Bullseye, Titegroup, AA#2, W231, 2400, Trail Boss and probably some others I can't think of at the moment.
And Yes, I do have a chronograph.
I'd appreciate any info and experiences loading this cartridge... bullet weight, powder charge, OAL etc.
I'll attach a couple of pics of the .32 Smith below. I should have cleaned it innards and started shooting it earlier!
Dirty innards! 😣