.32 H&R Mag. Federal Personal Defense 85-grain JHP

.32 H&R Mag. Federal Personal Defense 85-grain JHP

The .32 H&R Mag. is one of the most underrated self-defense cartridges. Learn why you shouldn't underestimate it.

By Richard Mann (RSS)
October 26, 2010

The .32 H&R Mag. is one of the most underrated self-defense cartridges. If offers light recoil and is available in compact revolvers that produce less recoil than those in .38 Spl. It is an excellent choice for very recoil sensitive shooters and is a great practice cartridge for owners of the much more powerful .327 Fed. Mag. The 85-grain JHP bullet loaded by Federal in its Personal Defense offering for the .32 H&R Mag. is actually a Hornady XTP bullet. This load proves the laws of physics dictate terminal performance. Expanding to only .38 inch, this load penetrated the deepest of any load currently in the Terminal Tuesday archives.

Shooting Results

Load IV (fps) PEN (inches) ED (inch) RW (grains)
.32 H&R Mag. Federal 85-grain JHP 1,046 18.00 .38 81

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One Response to .32 H&R Mag. Federal Personal Defense 85-grain JHP

  1. .357magnum says:

    I have two S&W 431 PD’s in .32 H&R magnum and they are delightful little 6 shooters only weighing 13.4oz. Great for CCW with 6 rounds of 220 -250 ft-lb producing .85 grain -100 grain .32 H&R magnum rounds at the ready with light recoil! The same stopping power as a normal pressure .38 special and some lower end .38 +p rounds with more penetration.
    An excellent and potent little mouse gun for light carry and deep conceal. My primary is a S&W .357 magnum 7 shot night guard or a 17 oz Kahr PM 45 -45 acp BUT the 431 PD is just as accurate as they are and very easy to shoot.

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