32 S&W Long Ammo

In the 1890's the .32 Long was used by the NYPD in its first departmental issue pistols. Today it remains popular for use in high grade target pistols as well as among vintage firearms collectors. Learn More
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  1. Fiocchi 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 100 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price

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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 38¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 32LA
    • UPC 762344002019
  2. Prvi Partizan 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 98 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $20.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP-R3
    • UPC 8605003800033
  3. Fiocchi 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 97 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $20.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • 50 Rounds
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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 32SWLL
    • UPC 762344002002
  4. Magtech 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 98 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $22.00 Price

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    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 32SWLB
    • UPC 754908104017
  5. Sellier and Bellot 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 100 Grain LWC Ammunition

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    $24.00 Price

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  6. Magtech 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 98 Grain SJHP Ammunition

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 32SWLC
    • UPC 754908164516
  7. Magtech 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 98 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $25.50 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 32SWLA
    • UPC 754908103010
  8. Remington 32 S&W Long Ammo - 50 Rounds of 98 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $31.50 Price

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    • 63¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RTG32SWL
    • UPC 047700426808
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Introduced in 1896, the .32 Smith and Wesson Long cartridge was made for the S&W Model 1896 Hand Ejector revolver. The case is a straight walled, rimmed centerfire. It is an extended version of the .32 Smith and Wesson cartridge. The .32 H&R Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum have the same case diameter, but are longer than the .32 S&W Long. For this reason, the .32 S&W Long can be used in both the .32 H&R Magnum and the .327 Federal Magnum.

Law enforcement officers contributed to the popularity of this small caliber pistol when it was introduced. It was easy to conceal, small, and a good choice for both plain clothes officers and detectives. The NYPD chose the .32 S&W Long, but it was referred to as the .32 Colt New Police since Colt offered a Colt New Police Revolver. This was the first firearm to be issued standard by the department. Theodore Roosevelt, who was the Police Commissioner of New York City at the time, was impressed by the accuracy of the new round. The popularity of this pistol began to fade when the .38 S&W Special arrived, but the .32 S&W Long stayed popular in some circles.

Target shooters liked the .32 Smith and Wesson Long as an accurate cartridge with light weight, low speed, and soft recoil. The .32 S&W Long with a wadcutter bullet is hard to beat. Smith & Wesson manufactured a Model 1896 target pistol with a longer barrel and precision sights. Other manufacturers including Hammerli, Pardini, Sako and Walther have made .32 S&W Long target pistols. The NRA and ISSF sanction Centerfire Sport Pistol matches where the cartridge is a regular contender.

This cartridge has been used by hunters as a small game round for years. Handgun hunters regard the .32 S&W highly due to its accuracy and effectiveness for rabbits and squirrel where both bullet energy and shot placement are important. 100 grains is the most common bullet weight. Muzzle velocity for this bullet is about 730 feet per second, and muzzle energy is approximately 120 foot pounds.

The .32 Smith and Wesson Long can be hard to get in big box stores or small shops with reduced inventory, yet is still widely produced. Fiocchi offers the cartridge, as do Sellier & Bellot and Winchester, and other manufacturers.