Bruce over at Pocket Guns & Gear has been putting together some great .32 ACP testing over at his blog… FMJ and HPs. I carry a P32 in the sweat your balls off, dog days of summer so I found his last two posts very interesting. I will say that I go back and forth on the FMJ vs HP debate, but right now I am in the FMJ camp.
Here is the gel testing that he did on the Sellier & Bellot 73 gr FMJ. Thats actually the exact same round I carry when I am out and about with my P32, and I was very excited when he teased this test on Twitter a while back. Its one of the hottest FMJs out there and it will give you +/- 13 inches of penetration. Not bad for a mouse gun. His test results are also right on par with all my internet research of gel tests for this particular round out of that particular gun.
Whats really peaked my interest, however, was his most recent testing of the Fiocchi 06 gr JHP. Both of the last two tests of .32 ACP HPs have performed beautifully with a penetration +/- 10 inches and fairly decent expansion.Oncea again… not too bad for a mouse gun.
These results make it very tempting, but I still am on the fence about the whole FMJ/HP thing.