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Offline ILpaul

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NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:14:24 PM »

Offline larryflew

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 06:34:31 PM »
Love the .32 cartridge (colt 1903 and CZ 83). Problem for me is most .32 guns have a push up type safety rather push down. IF I was looking for another it would be the Beretta you linked to.
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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 10:57:07 AM »
I have a couple of those surplus Beretta 81s an 81 and an 81BB. They're both in very good to excellent condition. Fun to shoot and very mild recoil.

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 10:39:15 AM »
Those Beretta 81s are very very tempting to pick up right now, especially given how low the price is. Only bad things about the 81 pistols is that mags are expensive and 32 is more expensive than 9mm luger or 380 acp.

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 03:34:16 AM »
Good price for new mags from Midway, assuming they are new mags.

Definitely look to the 81 BB over the 81, unless you have to have the thinner frame for concealed carry.  Much better sights and a more durable slide.

Sigs and some of the CZ pistols also have aluminum/alloy frames.  And pretty much all aluminum/alloy frames are stronger/more durable than the polymer frames with steel rails embedded into the mold or removable via pins.

The 32 acp has negligible more recoil and is much more capable than 22lr, as well as generally more reliable.

Further, I purchased with the intent of the 32 being used 1) for a trainer up from 22lr -- blowback .380s have quite a bit more recoil than 22lr -- and then 2) to be used for home defense for older loved ones who lack the hand strength to shoot more powerful handguns.

YMMV, but both make A LOT of sense to me. 

But absolutely, I look to .380s for pocket carry and 9mms for all uses these days and consider them both the minimum for self defense and other serious use.  But for niche needs, the Beretta 81s do have some utility.

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 03:35:15 AM »
Those Beretta 81s are very very tempting to pick up right now, especially given how low the price is. Only bad things about the 81 pistols is that mags are expensive and 32 is more expensive than 9mm luger or 380 acp.

Yes, what were currently available on the used market were 2-3x the price before this shipment came in.

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Beretta 81 mags
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 06:14:21 PM »
Beretta is selling these mags at affordable prices, however they have been resurrected from somewhere and some do not compare to the newest ones in regards to mag loading issues. Their customer service people told me they will issue credit for a return on them. 

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 04:12:30 PM »
I carry the Seecamp in .32, very manageable recoil compared to the same gun in 380. 

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 02:18:03 PM »
I grabbed one of the first batch of 81s last year after watching the absurd aftermarket prices for them. Other than a few scratches, it’s like a brand new firearm. Tight as a drum, excellent shooter.

In .32 it’s a very mild shooter. New OEM mags were hard to find when the surplus pistols hit the market but since the first of the year they’ve been in stock, and often on sale for 25% off and free shipping over $50.

Lots of surplus mags too but not much cheaper than new ones on sale, but every surplus mag I’ve seen is like new. And Robertson Trading Post may still have modified .380 mags which run fine in mine, and hold 14 rounds of .32acp vs the factory 12s. The modded .380 mags actually feed higher than the factory .32s which might aid in reliability with hollow points.

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 04:59:44 PM »
I grabbed one of the first batch of 81s last year after watching the absurd aftermarket prices for them. Other than a few scratches, it’s like a brand new firearm. Tight as a drum, excellent shooter.

In .32 it’s a very mild shooter. New OEM mags were hard to find when the surplus pistols hit the market but since the first of the year they’ve been in stock, and often on sale for 25% off and free shipping over $50.

Lots of surplus mags too but not much cheaper than new ones on sale, but every surplus mag I’ve seen is like new. And Robertson Trading Post may still have modified .380 mags which run fine in mine, and hold 14 rounds of .32acp vs the factory 12s. The modded .380 mags actually feed higher than the factory .32s which might aid in reliability with hollow points.

Robertson Trading has no such offering:
https://www.gunbroker.com/Pistol-Magazines-Pistol-Clips/search?Keywords=beretta%2081&Sort=13&IncludeSellers=1006271&PageSize=24&View=1

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 10:19:26 PM »
I grabbed one of the first batch of 81s last year after watching the absurd aftermarket prices for them. Other than a few scratches, it’s like a brand new firearm. Tight as a drum, excellent shooter.

In .32 it’s a very mild shooter. New OEM mags were hard to find when the surplus pistols hit the market but since the first of the year they’ve been in stock, and often on sale for 25% off and free shipping over $50.

Lots of surplus mags too but not much cheaper than new ones on sale, but every surplus mag I’ve seen is like new. And Robertson Trading Post may still have modified .380 mags which run fine in mine, and hold 14 rounds of .32acp vs the factory 12s. The modded .380 mags actually feed higher than the factory .32s which might aid in reliability with hollow points.

Robertson Trading has no such offering:
https://www.gunbroker.com/Pistol-Magazines-Pistol-Clips/search?Keywords=beretta%2081&Sort=13&IncludeSellers=1006271&PageSize=24&View=1

May have sold out.  There have been such modded mags and when I messaged MecGar USA re whether they'd be making/offering mags for these guns, they indicated no, but said one of their vendors was modding the 84 mags.  Pretty sure it was Robertson, but not digging through my emails to find it...

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 09:34:47 AM »
Its Robertson.

Offline Ron M.

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Re: NOT CZ - But .32 acp
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 02:45:16 PM »
I grabbed one of the first batch of 81s last year after watching the absurd aftermarket prices for them. Other than a few scratches, it’s like a brand new firearm. Tight as a drum, excellent shooter.

In .32 it’s a very mild shooter. New OEM mags were hard to find when the surplus pistols hit the market but since the first of the year they’ve been in stock, and often on sale for 25% off and free shipping over $50.

Lots of surplus mags too but not much cheaper than new ones on sale, but every surplus mag I’ve seen is like new. And Robertson Trading Post may still have modified .380 mags which run fine in mine, and hold 14 rounds of .32acp vs the factory 12s. The modded .380 mags actually feed higher than the factory .32s which might aid in reliability with hollow points.

Robertson Trading has no such offering:
https://www.gunbroker.com/Pistol-Magazines-Pistol-Clips/search?Keywords=beretta%2081&Sort=13&IncludeSellers=1006271&PageSize=24&View=1

May have sold out.  There have been such modded mags and when I messaged MecGar USA re whether they'd be making/offering mags for these guns, they indicated no, but said one of their vendors was modding the 84 mags.  Pretty sure it was Robertson, but not digging through my emails to find it...

They still have them, You have to go to their website, listed with the Beretta 81s and under magazines. They show $26 each if ordered with pistol.


https://robertsonstradingpost.gunsamerica.com/Search/Results.htm?T=Beretta%2081

 

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