Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Handloading the .32acp

"Get me a magnifier and some tweezers"

Helping turn some of these out, I discovered
1. Those cases are little suckers.
2. Those bullets are even littler suckers.
3. They use tiny amounts of powder. As in 2.something grains.

But the task was accomplished, despite my fingers having a tendency to drop things that small. Now I get to help shoot them.


Anonymous said...

Your gun, your ammo, your reasons. But my question is, why? Something that small, how effective is it?
But everything is a learning experience that can be applied elsewhere, elsewhen.

B Woodman

Firehand said...

Guy picked up a Colt Pocket Hammerless, and it's a wonderful little thing to shoot. And with the cost of .32acp, handloading was the answer. Thanks to a Very Helpful Commenter he was able to get a bunch of bullets and a set of dies, so...

It's a pocket pistol, more of a backup than anything else; I don't know if most hollowpoints give decent expansion or not, and even then it's not what I'd want as a primary defensive arm. But it is fun to shoot.

Sigivald said...

Now you need to start reloading .25!

Firehand said...