GUN Just bought a Kel-Tec P32

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  1. Mikel

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    And I love it! I have to admit being a little scared of their reputation for sometimes having less than perfect quality control, but I just got back from the range, and mine performed flawlessly. I just got the basic black P32 with a pocket clip. Total came to $270 out the door with tax, background check fee and a box of hardball to break it in.

    This gun is easily the most concealable pistol of a decent caliber I've ever seen. Tucks away in your waistband and disappears. The thickness (or more accurately, lack thereof) is fucking amazing.

    As far as the range, I put 50rds of hardball (magtech) through it and 20rds of Fed Hydra-Shoks. Not a single malfunction of any kind. Accuracy is suprisingly good considering the size and intended purpose, definately more than enough for any situation you'll ever be inclined to use the P32 in. I shot about half the rounds at 10' and half at 20', everything went into the 9 ring, with quite a few drilling the X ring. The recoil is very manageable, even lighter than I thought considering the light weight, and I was able to follow up very rapidly. Overall, I highly suggest one as a deep cover gun or a backup. I bought mine because concealing a USP Compact in memphis when you're 5'6" and under 150# is rather difficult. The .32 hollowpoint isn't the most effective stopper, but I'll take it over nothing in situations where the P32 is all I can carry.

    Mikel Approved :bigthumb:
     
  2. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    what was the other model that's just a step higher in caliber?
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    both of them: P11 in 9mm and P3AT in .380
     
  4. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Typically "out the door" means with tax

    it's like a PIN number, or NIC card
     
  5. Mitch'SS

    Mitch'SS New Member

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    I carry my P-11 with me everywere! Its never failed me at the range either.

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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Worst trigger ever!
    But very concealable.
     
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    I hate that one!
     
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    network interface controller card :dunno:

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    what NICS. ccw -_-
     
  10. Mikel

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    I was pointing out was is including in that cost. If you order something from out of state, there's no tax.
     
  11. USMCsilver

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    I got mine for $200 out the door.

    A buddy and I were at a show and an older fella was looking at a Ruger 22/45 and we told him that it was a great pistol and could be accessorized, blah, blah, blah. So, the old gent bought the gun. My buddy was like, now you're gonna hook us up, right? Guy said yes. So, I was like, "What can you do on the P32?" He said $200 flat and I jumped on it.

    I got a box of Magtech's to go with it and I, too, carry Hydra-Shoks in the gun. I have 2 pocket holsters that rotate out and the guy goes with me almost everywhere.

    Enjoy your new toy; here's mine...

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  12. Mikel

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    Looks sweet :cool: I might eventually upgrade to a hard chrome slide, but it was $50 more expensive to buy a chrome one, and only $20 to have KelTec upgrade yours. I've so far had perfect luck with the Federal HS's, no rimlock at all. I do always tap my mags when I load them to ensure the bullets are seated all the way back in the magazine, just one of my few good habits. $200 is a great price though, nice find.
     
  13. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    The .380 is almost imperceptibly larger than the .32. You'd basically have to see them side by side and then read the manufacturers specs to know the .380 is really bigger.

    The 9mm/.40's are nearly the size of a Glock 26/27.

    Good choice, Mikel :coold:
     
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    My 9mm. Quick post of a old pic I have of it.


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