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I recently purchased a Smith and Wesson model 431pd in 32 magnum. i now have 5 guns in this caliber. I was usng a smith airlite 22 lr. as my carry gun . I have read many posts about the need for a high power large capicity mag. and i do agree that it is nice to have the power. I also have a colt gold cup, ruger 9mm, smith 38 and 357, but cant wrap myself around the extra weight. i prefer a hand gun that fits in my pocket, something that i can carry all the time and not have to worry about the size or weight. The 32 mag gives me one more shot than the 38 snub, and only tips the scale at about 12 oz. Anyway i have a Dan Wesson 32 mag with a 6 and 4 inch blr. a ruger bisley. i reamed out the cylinder of my 1895 nagant revolver to 32 mag, and converted a single shot shotgun to 32 magnum. for the shotgun conversion i used a 3006 take off blr. and used it as a blr. liner chambered it to 32 mag. the only hard part was getting the new extractor that i had to make to work. finally got it to work 100% on the third one i made.