Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

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Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

Postby ankur1011111 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi guys need to know what is basic difference between .32 revolver and pistol ammo
Also which one is cheaper.
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Re: Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

Postby goodboy_mentor » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:48 pm

Revolver cartridges are rimmed and pistol cartridges are rimless. Details are available here http://ofbindia.nic.in/products/data/am ... /sc/12.htm
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Re: Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

Postby Katana » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Classified as .32 S&W Long for revolver (could also be Short, in which case the nomenclature, I believe, is .32 S&W). Generally an unjacketed lead bullet with a rimmed cartridge, while for pistol it is .32 ACP. The bullets are usually copper or cupro-nickel jacketed and the cartridge is rimless. The rimmed/ rimless affair is basically designed for the extraction process in both types of firearms due to their differing operational mechanisms.
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Re: Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

Postby winnie_the_pooh » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:48 pm

.32ACP is a semi rimmed cartridge.
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Re: Difference between .32 pistol and revolver ammo

Postby Anand » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:32 pm

Bullet diameter is generally about .309 in. and muzzle velocity for .32 ACP (pistol) cartridge is about 900 fps (approx.) and for .32 S&W Long(Revolver) cartridge bullet diameter is generally about .312 in. and muzzle velocity is about 760 fps (approx.) Although shorter, the .32 ACP is a higher pressure cartridge than the .32 S&W Long.
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