On another note (a very good note) I got my Hornady AP setup now to do 32 ACP.
Well I mean I had it set up prior but no matter how I adjusted the expander die, I could not bell or expand the mouth to hold a 60 gr xtp although a 71 gr Berrys RN did sit a little better.
No thanks to the now days snobbish stick up Hornady techs I found a guy who make powder funnels and he agreed to make me one small enough to probably do a 25 caliber.
Hornady does not make a 32 PTX (powder funnel).
The SoCal bullet magazine ^ partially loaded.
Since we can’t upload a video without first posting it online I just took a few screen shots and you will have to trust it operates very smoothly and works great!
The bullet feed die is a mr bullet 9mm die. I modified it by making a brass insert
The bullet magazine is from SoCal and I use both the 9mm and the .308 magazines but the 308 is a little snug and takes a tad bit longer to load than the 9mm.
This is the new 32 caliber powder funnel (PTX)
And the company who was kind enough to make it fit me… iirc it was the same price as their standard powder funnels $20 shipped to my front door.
Compared to the Hornady expander (PTX).
The above photo shows a SoCal 9mm bullet magazine on top of the Mr bullet die. You can see how the smaller 32 staggers itself so I took a chance and ordered a .308 bullet magazine. They stack perfectly but it’s a close fit and a tad bit harder to load through the smaller hole.
With insert installed the previously too short 32 auto case is now just the correct length to drop a bullet and the die is adjusted so the shell plate dies not actuate the bullet feed die. (It did at first and would drop 2-3 bullets stacked on top of each other lol).
I also ordered a 308 bullet feed die. I think it would work equally as well without an insert but you would have to permanently modify the die but shortening the skirt and drilling new holes for the keeper pin.
I decided to not modify the 308 and instead use it as it was designed for since I also now have the .308 bullet magazine. I already had two Hornady 9mm bullet feed dies, one set up for 9 and the other 380.
Mr bullet feed die (9mm) with insert installed. Using a pick and a detent hole the insert can come out. It is only an interference fit.
Needless to say that the P32 has brought me great joy. The ability to hold on target makes it an accurate very fun pistol to shoot. It has a lot less jump than it’s big bro 380. The bullet feeding has made loading those small bullets so much easier, faster and it is fun to load, to shoot and also to make an auto 32 reloading press crank out some really nice ammo!
Now for a replacement barrel kit to shoot the 32 NAA