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I have carried an LWS .32 for several years and am very please with it. I can put two shots in the center mass and one in the head before my assailant, or paper target, can say "what's that mouse gun you're shooting". Now Larry Seecamp is offering me a .380 in the same excact size gun for only about $800. Is it worth the differance in caliber for the price? Please don't recommend another brand to me; it ain't going to happen. I have a tendency to stay with my .32. Any comments, other than change brands.
 

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I don't carry either one of them anymore and you're the only one who can decide whether it is "worth" that much to you.

The primary advantage of the .380 would be a heavier bullet but that brings with it more recoil. The .380 is a handfull.
 

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I have a .32 ACP I used to carry… still would if it came to that. It's a Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Colt (circa 1920) that was General Officers' Issue in WW II. My dear ol' Dad carried it all over North Africa, the ETO and Korea, and I love it. Can't pick it up without thinking Alan Ladd in This Gun For Hire.

Never particularly wanted an LWS32, but when Larry offered me one of the first six LWS380s to write about (believe me, that was a story which, like Hera from Zeus' brow, sprang full-blown the instant I realized that it was a .35 caliber bore!), I jumped on it, for here was the man who, with his late Dad:
  1. …created the true pocket pistol niche market;[/*:25p7hinl]
  2. …almost single-handedly kept .32 ACP ammo on the gun-store shelves[/*:25p7hinl]
  3. …by his idiosyncratic work habits created the first "futures market" for a handgun.[/*:25p7hinl]
And here he was, stealing a major march on all those who followed in his footsteps with their own little .32 ACP pocket pistols, and at the same time threatening the very chambering he had resuscitated and kept viable for 15+ years (during which period that ol' ginsot Daniel Patrick Moynihan was making perennial noises about banning all .32 ACP, as well as .25 ACP, ammunition!).

The LWS380 is a terrific little "have-with" or "O-S!" pistol… but it's not fun to shoot by a long shot!

But I routinely tote a PDW which is four times its size and four times its weight, and that's my "working gun."

Still, I'd never let go of my LWS380… it's got a personalized serial number, for the love of Peter G. Kokalis!

As for your specific question, what Charlie said.
 

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I have had an LWSeecamp for over 15 years in .32. I find the .25 too ineffective . I prefer the 32 over the 38 and in many actual shootings the 32 has been as effective as a 38. You probably will be shooting it at less than 10 feet. Modified MagSafes and Glasier Safety Slugs (spelling?) add some assurance also. Filed/sanded to Winchester silver tip length.
 

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O, my stars!

jims said:
I prefer the 32 over the 38 and in many actual shootings the 32 has been as effective as a 38. You probably will be shooting it at less than 10 feet. Modified MagSafes and Glasier Safety Slugs (spelling?) add some assurance also.
  1. As much as I am fond of the .32 ACP, that's nothing more than pure happenstance. It's surely not "science."[/*:2wnxpy2p]
  2. If there is any realm in which MagSafes, Glasers or any of the myriad light 'n' fast "exotics" are contra-indicated, it would be the .25-.32 calibers.[/*:2wnxpy2p]
 
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