GUN Kel-Tech 32 auto

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  1. black96gtvert

    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    For a long time now I've been wanting to find my mom and sister a smaller hand gun for carry in their purses. Reason being my mom is an older woman and i dont want someone to rob her or try to hurt her or something. My sister is a news reporter and she lives by her self.. So alot of people around the town she works know her face. She says she's already had people she didnt know show up..... it happened once or twice. so yeah long story short.




    I was thinking p-32 auto..

    any one have one of these or know how reliable they are?


    i welcome other suggestions also :big grin:
     
  2. krott5333

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    girls = :greddy: (limp wrist) = revolver FTW

    S&W scandium airweight

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  3. TL1000RSquid

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    We will need pics of your sister to determine the proper gun for her.
     
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    i have a keltec p3at (it's the .380 version of the P32) and i don't like it
     
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    P32's are not very reliable. Yes, I own one. Mine works fine but I have seen plenty that didn't. From everything I've read Keltec has good customer service.

    Many .32 autos also have the issue of rim-lock. There's not much you can do about that.

    I would pick another gun for someone I cared about.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  9. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I have a P32 and havnt had any problems with it. A friend of mine had problems with his p3at and keltec replaced it quickly with no questions asked. His new one works fine. It isnt fun at all to shoot, but it's comfortable to carry. Can't even tell you have it on you, really.
     
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    If you picka gun for women theres a good chance you'll pick something they don't like. Take them out and have them shoot a bunch and see what they actually like. My freind's husband was always trying to push her into a g26 or j-frame....she hated them but fell in love with a sig 239.

    As for the p32, it'll probably work fine out of the box, if it doesn't you'll be able to tweak it and make it work or send it back. Test it a few hundred rounds, then put it into service. Rimlock isn't an issue with it and fmj rounds which you should be using in that small of a caliber anyway.

    If you buy an airweight revolver I'd say there's a very good chance they'll never practice with it. I also question the useful ness of a gun in the purse but thats another story.
     
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    pics of mom and sister?
     
  12. Sssnake

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    Verm's P3AT was purchased from someone claiming it jammed constantly. He never had one jam though. You have to hold them tight as hell. (I jammed it all the time til he showed me)
    They are so light and small that it's hard not to hold it properly. I wouldn't buy one personally. For someone looking for a purse gun I would go with a good .38 revolver or if it's a semiauto, maybe a Bersa .380 (or sig .380)
    They are a bit bigger than the Kel Tecs but they are much more comfortable and little more meaty to take the recoil
     
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    dawt. this may be a subforum, but it's still OT.
     
  14. black96gtvert

    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    ALso the S&W scandium is like 650
     
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    Wow, normally you ask for pics, never gotten video back :)

    Seriously, take them to the range and let them pick out what they feel comfortable with. I have a P32 that's been 100% reliable, I gave it a ramp polish when new and made sure it was clean. I only shoot Federal FMJ and I can limp wrist it as much as I want, this is a reliability test for me. Mine is also a first Gen P32, the newer ones are supposed to be even better.
     
  17. black96gtvert

    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    i dont have ranges here where you can really just rent guns. I'am prolly gonna buy a p32 and let them shoot it. If they Dont like it ill get em something else.
     
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    For that price you can get 2 S&W 642's. While they're not scandium, they may be better for your mom and sister if they're recoil adverse. I just purchased a 642 earlier this month and think the recoil is very manageable.

    Here's the best price I've seen for a 642: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_39_72/products_id/26498
     
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