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Anybody have any experience carrying/shooting this ammo in a P-32. On the surface the stats of 1200 fps
at muzzle (although Golden Loki got about 1000 fps out of a P-32) looks impressive.

Even if the round fails to expand, seems like you are looking at 12-13 in of penetration, which might allow you time to run away
 

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Hello, werewolf. I chronographed some of the Fiocchi .32 JHP from a P32 a couple of years ago but cannot find the figures.
It does seem like the stuff was running just under 1000 ft/sec from that pistol.

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Yeah, Golden Loki's site chrono's it at just under 1000 fps. Even a small round at that speed would spoil some bad guys's day
 
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I have put 100+ rounds of the Fiocchi SJHP thru my P-32. I have had no problem with functioning. The round has gone off everytime I pulled the trigger. I can't speak to the accuracy of the round. The P-32 is just not that sort of gun. at least as I use it- weak handed and at short range. The recoil is not noticeably different from FN or S&B FMJ to me. It is one of the longer HP's, however, I still use a flywire from Kel-Tec to eliminate any possibility of rimlock though I have never had an incident of rimlock before I installed the wire.

After experimenting with several brands, I settled on the Fiocchi SJHP as a carry round for my P-32. It is my belief that you cannot get both penetration and expansion in something with the energy levels of the 32 acp. I chose penetration, but I still desire at least a full caliber wound path. ( FMJ's tend to have rounded noses which give you less than full caliber wound paths.) My results firing this round thru denim into ziplocs filled with water in a Fackler box show the same results as Golden Loki's tests- that the round penetrates like a FMJ and I think a bit more- namely that the exposed lead nose will deform to give you a slightly over full caliber, wad cutter profile- one similar in my opinion to that made by a 38 special wadcutter. The exposed lead deforms into a ring of about 36 caliber though after the round turns 180 degrees about half way into the test medium, half or more of the lead ring is eventually torn off as it travels backwards. I've fired at least 5 rounds into water. Every round has performed the same; deformation into a wadcutter, no classic mushroom expansion.

I like the round myself and would recomend it for whatever that is worth. Incidently, I buy it from Georgia Arms in fifty round boxes.


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Good news!

I see that AIM Surplus is now carrying the Fiocchi JHP ... I had NEVER been able to find it anywere before.

Saands
 
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