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Can anyone explain the new popularity of the .32?
I've got two .32 apc, a 1910 FN and a PPK (68 vintage.) I was entirely surprised to find on the Walther forum that the .32 is WAY more popular than the .380. And the new tiny guns like the Keltec .32 is quite popular as a carry gun...perhaps the smallest auto now produced, and from all reports, very reliable.
My question is why is this happening? Is it because the improvements of the .32 cartridge? For my PPK, is it because Americans usually went for the .380?
I got both guns for what I consider a deal because they were .32s. Which is why I bought them. My circle of friends were surprised that the .32s (generally) were bringing more than the .380s. Now, I haven't seen a pre-ban PPK or priced one in .380, but the ones who collect them (ideally, pre war) want the .32 over the .380. I have no idea why. I've got a PPK 380 and a PPK/s Interarms, and they're fine guns but have a little bite to them.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.