32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby RugerJoe » Mon, 06 Feb 2012 14:12:00

Just wondering if any Beretta Tomcat owners, or people familiar with them, have recommendations on quality target shooting ammo for them?
I've read online that this particular pistol is finicky about the ammunition it likes to digest but the online recommendations don't seem to be consistent. I've picked up 100 rounds of Speer Gold Dot hollow points for it just to have a small supply of defensive rounds for it, but I'm wondering what the best bet would be for less expensive reliable target shooting ammo?


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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby ShortMan » Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:32:01

Dont they have Winchester white box in 32?


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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby OSU84 » Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:21:15

Try some S&B ammo, it is European and i used a lot of it in mine and it shot fine.


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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby ratherfish » Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:50:43

+1 on the S&B.

It has good velocity for a 32 and penetrates well also (again for a 32).

You may want to reconsider the hollow points. With a 32 none really perform well.
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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby CCFan » Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:38:57

Might also search for Prvi Partizan ammo.. Google found me some .380 back when it was impossible to find.... Hundreds of rounds later, I'm quite happy with it compared to WWB ammo... Have only shot S&B rifle ammo, so can't compare that.

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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby RugerJoe » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:31:52

I ended up trying the Partizan ammo and it has worked pretty well. Much less expensive as well so I was able to stock up a bit.


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32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby Dooga » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:22:57

My answer to all these questions is: Speer Gold Dot, especially for .32. It's what I use in my Seecamp LWS32


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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby ShortMan » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:29:13

Dooga wrote:My answer to all these questions is: Speer Gold Dot, especially for .32. It's what I use in my Seecamp LWS32

He already said he got the Gold Dot for defense. His question was about target ammo, which is much cheaper to shoot.

I still recommend Walmart, my local place does have .32, though usually not much at one time.


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Re: 32 auto ammo for a Tomcat?

Postby MolonLabe1 » Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:55:03

S&B or PPU (privi partizan) would be my first choice. I would try various ball ammo until I found one my pistol and I like. Hollow points are a waste in a .32acp. Doesn't develop enough velocity or energy to be effective. Besides, heavy clothing and such will limit the penetration and that is what you are after in a self defense round. I prefer the penetrating ability of ball ammo when using this marginal self defense round. That's not to say I would want to be shot with a .32acp. Personally, I would use a .22 LR which I believe is much underrated in this capacity. Compare ballistics and you will see what I mean. Great penetration all things considered. Incidentally, I have owned a Beretta model 1935 for about 35 years which I have tested various ammo in over the years so this isn't speculation.


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