Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .32 Auto
.32 Automatic (7.65 mm Browning)
.32 Automatic
Case Type: Semi-rimmed, straight
Introduced: 1899 Made For:Semi-Auto
Cart Len:0.984-in Case Len:0.680-in
Case Dia:0.337-in Bul Dia:0.313-in
Ballistics measured with:
4-inch pistol barrel
Cartridge Variants
From:60 gr960 ft/sec123 ft-lbs
To73 gr1043 ft/sec176 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
71 gr905 ft/sec129 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 64255 TKO: 2.869

Initially introduced in Europe, this semi-rimmed centerfire cartridge came to the United States when Colt introduced its 'Pocket Model' semiautomatic pistol. Like the .25 ACP, the .32 ACP is considered by many as too weak to be an effective self-defense round. But it has been an extremely popular caliber, notably by the fact that practically all minor and major manufacturers of autoloading handguns in the world have built millions of small pocket autoloaders in .32 Auto.