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    P32 Rimlock?

    I've always heard that you could safely prevent rimlock by using hp's only in the chamber and as a first round with all fmj to follow.. Or, 1st two rounds incld one in chamber would be hp's and all else full metal jacketed roundnose..

    I recently read where someone with a P32 had experience rimlock when the top hp in the mag "rimlocked" with the 2nd fmj below it.

    How does that work?

    Should I use only the round in the chamber as hp and all the rest "solid, round nose rounds"?

    I may be using the descriptions inaccurately but I'm referring to hollow points such as winchester silvertips for rounds one and two, with "solid nose" for the remainder.

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    In a word; Yes.

    To be absolutely sure you won't get rimlock, don't shoot a semi-rimmed round like the .32acp.

    With the P32 your best bet (very high assurance) load only the chambered round as HP and fill the mag with FMJ OR use all HP and install a Flyerwire to shorten the mag (so the rounds cannot slop back and forth during the firing cycle.) With the Flyerwire installed (or the equivent from KT) FMJ's won't fit but the HP's can't travel far enough to get caught in a rimlock situation.

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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    In a word; Yes.

    To be absolutely sure you won't get rimlock, don't shoot a semi-rimmed round like the .32acp.

    With the P32 your best bet (very high assurance) load only the chambered round as HP and fill the mag with FMJ OR use all HP and install a Flyerwire to shorten the mag (so the rounds cannot slop back and forth during the firing cycle.) With the Flyerwire installed (or the equivent from KT) FMJ's won't fit but the HP's can't travel far enough to get caught in a rimlock situation.

    Allan
    Ok.. I'll just replace the MagSafe round in the top of the mag. then be good to go, right?

    Thanks Again
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    You should be good to go that way...

    Allan
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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    You should be good to go that way...

    Allan
    Done..

    Thanks,
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    I wonder why you never hear of rimlock in the Berettas, Walthers, etc. Does it have to do with the construction of the mag?
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    I think it has to do with the weight of the firearm. The heavier the firearm is the less that platform will jump around during recoil, which is afterall, what causes the upper cartridge to get its rim bounced in behind the rim of the lower round.

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    I think the heavier slide and stiff recoil springs play a big role as well.

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    woops
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    If rimlock is still a P32 problem, why hasn't Kel-Tec fixed that with something like the flyerwire?
    Romans 1:16 ><>

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