When peeing on yourself to turn a would be rapist off just doesn't seem to be a good idea, your next best option might be the .32 H&R Magnum revolver. If you're new to the self defense world, and are worried about recoil, hitting your target and coming out of a situation alive – a revolver chambered in this hard-enough hitting round is capable of getting the job done.
The ballistics of this handy little cartridge fall somewhere in between that of the .380 ACP and the .38 Special without the same amount of recoil. This is awesome for when you want to make sure that your attacker isn't getting back up anytime soon.
And, let's face it, when your life is on the line, you don't want him to get back up until he's at the hospital.
The ammo and gun are both affordable. So if money is an issue, as it is for most of us today, you won't have to chop off any of your appendages to pay for it. In return, this means that you'll end up being more accurate because you can practice more often.
If you check out Gun Broker, you can see a lot of them going for under $200, going up from there. As far as the ammunition goes, you can find it starting at around 50 cents per round, which is an awesome price.
That's the good news. The bad? Well, there aren't a whole heck of a lot of these things floating around. As of right now, not a lot of gun makers are currently pushing these out of the factory. Instead, you'll likely have to settle for a used one. The only issue with buying used is that most of them look like they fell out of the ugly tree.
Or were tied up to the bumper of my old doughnut loving hot rod '67 Chevy pickup truck.
It is a revolver, though. So no matter how ugly it is, it will almost always fire when you need it to. Finally, you have to buy the ammo off of the internet because most gun shops don't stock it due to being an oddball round.
Charter Arms is currently still making revolvers chambered in .32 Mag, but there are rumors flying around that they will end production at some point soon. Though, I have not confirmed this.
Finally, another appealing aspect of this little wheel gun is the fact that you can sometimes find them in six-shot, instead of five. This is great if you feel like you may need a little extra firepower to help put down your assailants.
The .32 H&R magnum is an underrated self defense firearm that is great for anyone who isn't fond of the recoil associated with a bigger round, or someone who just wants to quickly and accurately hit their target more than once. This capable self-defense cartridge has just enough stopping power to get the job done, and make you feel that much safer.
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