32 H&R SSS, Why should I buy one?

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pakrat57

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Been getting the itch to buy another SS. I'm looking at a .32 H&R, but considering the current price and lack of availability on the ammo I'm just not sure. I don't reload and don't shoot enough to get into it so that doesn't help. I'm looking for reasons why I should/shouldn't pick one up. I know, I know, who needs a reason to pick up another gun, just do it. :roll: I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

Thanx,
Jim
 

BlkHawk73

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Didn't metion if it's the adjustable sight model or the fixed sight model. (Vaquero style) . Regardless, get one while you can.
 

Jayhawkhuntclub

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If you plan on shooting it and you don't reload... I'm not sure you want one. They are sharp looking guns though. I've been fighting the urge for one myself. The problem is I only have so much money AND there are still a lot of guns I want. So I have to be selective.
 

bigchillymn

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If you can by one at a reasonable price, especially one with adjustable sights, I would say go ahead and buy, I think they will be good trading fodder for the future, if you ever wanted something different.
 

tek4260

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If you are on the fence, for heavens sake don't shoot one. Irresistable after that.
 

pakrat57

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It's a birdshead fixed sight stainless model and the price is right. I'm not sure I could buy one and not shoot it. That's part of the problem. :lol: The unavailability of ammo for it bothers me more than the cost. I gotta say though, it would fit right in with my other stainless Rugers.
 

jazzman

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I have 2 of the adjustable sight models. One new in the box that I don't shoot and another that I shoot whenever I can. It is one of my favorite guns to shoot. The other poster was right, once you get a chance to shoot one you will be hooked, with that said, I reload and if you don't you might look for something else as I have not seen 32 online or in my local stores in as long as I can remember.

Jazzman
 

gak

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I've had each type, one of the original adjustables which I sadly let go, and several "Vaqueritos." You can't go wrong with either. Never shot.or handled a gun as perfectly matched with cartridge and ice versa. Get on the waiting list with Georgia Arms--if they're still backlogged--and get their target/plinking oriented cast and 100 gr JHP.
 

JWhitmore44

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Sweet little guns and easy and cheap to reload for. Might be a good time to get into reloading even if you don't shoot much. You can punch out 50 to 100 rounds on a Lee turret press in a little bit of no time. If I wasn't going to reload I would stick with 22/22mag.
 

Rocdoc

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Start reloading, you can get a very basic hand press setup for cheap, components and supplies are relatively cheap also, plus lots of fun to 'roll your own'.
 

Aggie01

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my 76 grain SWC at 1500 fps out of my .32 Single Six has weaned me off the .22 mag.
 

contender

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Well, a lot of good comments above,, but something NOT mentioned is that SOME of the 32 mags are very scarce & valuable.
That said,, I too happen to be one of those folks who enjoy the 32's. I have shooters & collectors in them. Due to the fact that big "mart" types of stores don't carry much ammo except the common stuff, and the fact that even many smaller shops don't carry any 32 mag ammo makes reloading almost a must to truly enjoy it.
Another thing you MIGHT consider,, is that with the new Blackhawk offering of the 327, 8 shot,, that can shoot 32 H&R mag's,,, might be a good choice.
Either way,,, you won't find me trying to stop you from getting a 32!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Lo-Bo

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Maybe you shouldn't buy the gun. I mean if you need a bunch of strangers to talk you into doing something where is the wisdom in that. I myself would never buy something someone had to talk me into. I love the .32 magnums but then again I cast the bullets and reload so it cost very little to shoot.

Good luck with your decision.
 

pakrat57

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It's more like talking me out of it. I'm wanting one even though the ammo is scarce and spendy.
 

peyton

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I have two single six revolvers in 32 mag. I have 10 S&W revolvers in 32 mag. Are you catching what my favorite caliber is??? After 35 years I bought a 357 two months ago just for giggles.
 

Mark McWillis

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pakrat57":3hc2hhfd said:
It's more like talking me out of it. I'm wanting one even though the ammo is scarce and spendy.

Sorry, cant't do it. The only reason to buy one is because you can't find two! :D
 

djw54

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peyton":13nnk7of said:
... I have 10 S&W revolvers in 32 mag...

Dang, no wonder I can't find one (oops, I mean a second one :twisted: ).
 

pakrat57

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Well, after weighing all the pros and cons (thank you to those who posted), I went ahead and ordered the stainless birdshead 32 H&R mag. Now I just have to wait till it comes in next week so I can pick it up. It's gonna be a long week. I guess my next purchases will be reloading equip. :D
 

maxpress

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We forgot to mention....because it packs like a .22 and hits like a .38 :lol:
 

gak

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...Not to mention (if somebody didn't already) that at some point you'll have a nifty platform to have it converted to .327 by the likes of Bowen, Clements, etc., if Ruger doesn't do it "soon"--which is highly speculative at this point.One of my Birdsheads is headed thataway "just because" as soon as I can save up the appropriate exchange medium :). I don't reload either--some day--but just stock up when I can.


Re your purchase, good for you--you'll love it. As others have said, a highly addictive round and the guns that shoot it. I've said this before, but IMO, the Single Six (in all its variants) and the .32 H&R is the finest factory mating of cartridge and chassis I know of--or at least tied with a Colt/USFA/Ruger mid-frame and .44 Special!
 

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