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Offline Brenden

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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2006, 11:08:00 PM »
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They should ditch this new guy and recruit Chris as the next "007."   He could also serve as Technical Adviser to "Q."  8)

I concur!!!!
And we may have a bit more of velocity going towards the Bad guys.. 8)
Let's not forget to include the "Bikini Scene"  ;D

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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2006, 09:54:28 PM »
You called :) ??!!!




Haha - bit long in the tooth to be 007 but maybe the experience and treachery of old age would still stand me in good stead ;D

As for ''Q'' - well i love inventing so - a position there would be good - in particular if explosives on the agenda!

Brit by birth I am but - know what - from the day I settled here I was feeling I was actually born to be an American - I just have to remind folks I talk ''funny'' :D  Once I got my citizenship last Sept 28 - it completed my rebirth - and I can and do now claim to be a very proud American. :)
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2006, 12:09:18 AM »
Chris - didn't realize you received your citizenship so recently- that is great!

What you said above reminds me what my grandfather said when he became a citizen many years ago by joining the Army in WWI to fight for his new country.

Wonder if there will ever be a push in Britian for a return of gun rights.
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2006, 12:14:05 AM »
Good on you, mate!

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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2006, 12:30:07 AM »
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[size=13]Wonder if there will ever be a push in Britian for a return of gun rights.[/size]

Sadly Dave I fear not in our remaining lifetimes.  It would take something not far short of revolution for things to change for the better.  Too many sheep!

Plus - when a nation's law enforcement states that a large number of ''petty'' crimes will no longer be investigated and prosecuted, something really is badly wrong - added to which as ever the odds still seem to be on the side of the criminal regarding defence - it angers me that people cannot enjoy a simple right to self defence, without being prosecuted even when they are in the right.

Sad state of affairs.  ???
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2006, 09:10:51 AM »
Chris:

Congratulations!  The country is fortunate to have you.
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2006, 10:10:23 AM »
Chris, you are a perfect picture of a new proud American.  ;D
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2006, 03:24:32 PM »
Thank you guys for the compliments - not deserved but much appreciated.  

Glad to be associated with so many fine folks.
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2006, 07:06:02 PM »
Chris You received your citizenship on my birthday. So I guess we received our citizenship on the same day sorta.  Glad to have you on our side. Dan
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Re: That .32ACP is a real man-stopper ... and idea
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2006, 11:27:59 AM »
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I used to have a Walther PP. The Fiocchi .32ACP 60gr. JHP are actually kinda nasty and the type of load the gun was really designed to shoot, not the wimpy stateside .32 loads. Out of a PP they have similiar energy to a standard pressure 9mm out of a Rohrbaugh. I didn't feel too undergunned with 8+1 of those in the gun.

I'm not saying it was designed to shoot JHP of course, my point is that the euro loads in that caliber are much hotter.

Exactly, PsychoSword!

And this is what gets me so torqued about folks here in the US saying that .32 (and .380) dont work. It's because there's few large guns with proper loads available. I would love to have a PP (NOT the PPK) in .32 with Fiocchi loads. Has anyone ever chronoe'd this gun/load combo? I guess a Bersa .32 would be the equivalent of this, maybe.

We Americans can get so stuck on bigger is better. Witness U.S. motorsports. There's too much horsepower to actually put to the ground in a lot of racing classes, but that's another rant for another forum.

I've read that the Tokyo PD issues Walther PP with .32 and in the past,  euro PD's issued this setup to the street cops. The .380 was for the station chief and detectives, and if you needed 9MM, then the antiterror/special ops folks would be on scene because you obviously had a serious problem to deal with.

It appears to me that the euros knew something when it comes to this subject. But then again, the Europeans did'nt have to deal with fanatical Moros in the Phillipines at the turn of the last century. And I would imagine that's where our want of bigger bullets comes from.