Purchased P-32 over a year ago and based upon it I also purchased P-11 9MM, Sub 2K 9MM and about 2 months ago a p-3AT. P-32 is as reliable as a clock and allowed me to carry at all times which was not always poss w/ S&W 5 shot. P-32 is very accurate (much more than P-3AT for me) and is mainly shot 4-5 times a week w/ Lyman 311252 77 gr cast (tumble lubed) with light loads of BE. It is carried with WW Silvertips and I use round balls for practice in basement.I especially like light recoil spring, 8 rounds and lock open feature.
Purchased P-3AT that had some FTE problems which I believe were caused by my grip. I'm on my second box of 1000 FMJ's with it and I believe it is going to go live somewhere else. I really don't think there is that much difference in stopping power given where one of these would be used and I cannot get accuracry to match P-32. In addition, the .380 really beats up the brass and I have a lot of case splits after 2-3 reloads of light charges of BE or Unique. I played around with chronograph to try and isolate the best load and its possible its just the FMJ's. I tested Federal Hydro-Shok and they grouped right with reloads.
I've shot .32 ACP for years in PP's and PPK's so MAYBE I just like the .32 and that is coloring my opinion. MAYBE my hoard of better than 10,000 cases (no one wants them from indoor ranges) has something to do with it too!
P-32 is very controllable and I've used the Silvertips a few times down on the farm to eliminate pests and I have a lot of confidence in it. I'd be interested in hearing others experiences with P-32 vs P-3AT.
I want to thank Flyer for his article of flywires. Made one yesterday afternoon and works great.