As I'm certain all of you know, the .32 ACP (7.65x17mm) was designed by John Moses Browning and first introduced as a pistol cartridge in 1899 by Fabrique Nationale (FN). In other words, it's been around for a very long time and served in many conflicts and as a police weapon, predominately in Europe. In the U.S. it has long been a popular round for so-called "pocket pistols" used in concealed carry situations. Now, let me start out by saying that I realize the .32 falls into the "marginal" category when it comes to stopping power. No argument there. I would, however, like to see a little discussion on just how "marginal" it really is. Assume for the sake of the discussion that the pistol is loaded with modern, well-made, hollow-point ammunition like the Speer Gold Dot, not hardball. How much reliance would you folks put on this cartridge as a self-defense firearm load, assuming good shot placement? I own one pistol in .32, a Beretta Tomcat, that I will sometimes carry if really deep concealment is needed. How many of you also use a pistol in this caliber occasionally?