the ever increasing interest in the sport of Cowboy
Action Shooting, the selection of nineteenth century
style firearms just keeps getting better. The proliferation of
lever action rifle and single action revolver replicas seems
almost endless, and that is good news for shooters, whether or
not they participate in Cowboy Action Shooting events.
fine folks at Cimarron Firearms in Fredericksburg, Texas
has now added another choice with the introduction of their
Model P Junior chambered for the .32 WCF cartridge; commonly
known as the .32-20. The P Jr. is a scaled down version of the
famous Model P, or Single Action Army, sixgun. It has the
standard size grip frame, but the rest of the revolver is
smaller than a Single Action Army, resulting in a lighter and
faster-handling revolver. Like all of Cimarron’s firearms, the
fit and finish on the P Jr. is very good. I wish that more of
our gun makers would fit their grip panels as well as does
P Jr. sent to me has a three and one-half inch barrel, but
Cimarron also offers this gun with a four and three-quarters or
a five and one-half inch barrel. The P Jr. is very close in size
to a Ruger Single Six, but the P Jr. has a longer
cylinder that easily accommodates the .32 WCF cartridge. It also
comes with a extra cylinder chambered for the .32 Magnum
cartridge, which will also fire the .32 S&W Long cartridge.
Model P Jr. is polished blue with a case-hardened frame and
hammer. The grips are one-piece, perfectly fitted to the
grip frame, and finished in a high gloss. The sixgun
employs the two-position base pin safety, which allows the base
pin to be pushed in to effectively block the hammer from
reaching the firing pin. It is unobtrusive, works well, and can
be completely ignored if that is your preference. The sample
Model P Jr. has a great trigger pull, releasing crisply with a
pull weight just under two pounds.
testing, I gathered a variety of ammunition, including Black
Hills factory ammo in .32-20 and .32 Magnum, along with some
favorite handloads in .32 Magnum. The gun functioned perfectly
with every load tested. Accuracy was acceptable with this
short-barreled sixgun, with all ammo grouping in the two-inch
range at 20 yards, with an occasional group hovering around the
one and one-half inch mark. Velocity was almost 1000
feet-per-second with the Black Hills .32 Magnum hollowpoint
load, and around 700 fps with the Cowboy Action ammunition.
Recoil was light with all ammo tested.
can e seen in the photos, the little Cimarron carries very well
in Cimarron's own Tombstone Speed Rig shoulder holster.
This is a very well made Old-West style holster, that
compliments the P Jr. perfectly.
.32 WCF is a natural for Cowboy Action Shooters. It is
authentic, and the recoil is light. Aside from that, the .32 WCF
is a dandy little cartridge, suitable for small game and vermin,
and is a real pleasure to shoot. The Model P Jr. is a
great little sixgun, ideally suited to the .32 WCF and .32
out the Model P Jr. and the Tombstone Speed Rig holster online
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