Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Taurus 327 with Tuff Strips QuickStrip & Dark Star Gear Apollo

 Attentive readers will have noted that I mentioned that I carry .32 H&R Magnum LSWC loads in my Smith & Wesson 432PD and the Taurus 327, but that the rounds in the speed strip are Hornady Critical Defense.

While I'm not as fond of the Hornady 80gr FTX projectiles as the heavier, non-expanding semiwadcutters, due to the fact that the latter penetrate more reliably, they do have one advantage as a reload: Those pointy bullets find their way into the cylinder's charge holes like they're radar-guided.