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Walther PP, 7.65 requires what ammo? Have been told 32ACP, 32Auto, etc. My LGS doesn’t even carry this caliber because it’s not “popular”. Also, someone gave me a box of old Winchester
32Auto rounds...is this ok? Waiting for CCL to come through, so want to be ready for training range. Thanks for any advice/wisdom!
 

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I’m new to forum, so please excuse if I don’t do this right!
Walther PP, 7.65 requires what ammo? Have been told 32ACP, 32Auto, etc. My LGS doesn’t even carry this caliber because it’s not “popular”. Also, someone gave me a box of old Winchester
32Auto rounds...is this ok? Waiting for CCL to come through, so want to be ready for training range. Thanks for any advice/wisdom!
Check gun broker - most LGS’s won’t carry this and you’ll probably have to order online. Online is pretty sold out too so you may have to pay a premium :/


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If you look around at gun shows, or online, you may come across foreign-manufactured ammo that’s labeled 7.65mm. That is the European name for the .32 Auto, but be aware that you need the 7.65mm Browning round. There are others, like the 7.65mm Parabellum, which PPU mentioned above also sells and which is an entirely different caliber.
 

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And here is what .32 ACP rounds look like. The rear of the rim sticks out slightly from the side of the case. If you run into some .32 rounds with a large rim....those were for revolvers. BTW, the .32 ACP or 7.65mm is the caliber the PP pistol was originally designed for. Very pleasant to shoot too. 1917
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If you should attempt to reload this caliber (which not many in the US seem to do) you may find variations in case wall thickness and bullet diameter which make it impossible to get good bullet retention or, at the other extreme, a round that will chamber easily.
 

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If you look around at gun shows, or online, you may come across foreign-manufactured ammo that’s labeled 7.65mm. That is the European name for the .32 Auto, but be aware that you need the 7.65mm Browning round. There are others, like the 7.65mm Parabellum, which PPU mentioned above also sells and which is an entirely different caliber.
I sold my PP chambered in 7.65 when I bought one of the new fort smith. What a mistake? .380 isn’t unpleasant but that 7.65 shot like a dream.


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You can find .32 ammo online or by special order through your LGS. My PP and PPK have cycled every brand I have used, but foreign brands like PPU and S&B run a bit hotter, which those vintage guns seem to like. People in the know on the WF generally prefer .32 (or .22) to the more rappy .380 in the PP-series pistols, at least for fun at the range. YMMV
 

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I've shot 71gr FMJ WWB and Remington-UMC through my PP and a variety of other .32 ACP pistols with good results.
 
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