GUN Your thoughts on the Keltec p-32?

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  1. Wagon Driver

    Wagon Driver New Member

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    Think about picking one up this week for a small carry piece...
     
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    I didn't like the tiny kel-tecs. The fit and finish bugged me and they were extremely uncomfortable and difficult to grip.

    I went with an airweight J-frame.
     
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    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    My experience is pretty limited... but I wasn't impressed. I tried a P-11 and as far as fit and finish, well, the trigger fell off while we were shooting it at the range :o
     
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    bigred133 I has an AV!

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    shoot it before you buy it. call ranges and rent one if you have to.
     
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    Why not the p3at?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Have you ever actually shot one? I've put over 1000 rds thru mine and it's great. Including 400ish in a course. Mine's reliable and super easy to carry. Shoots as acuretly as I can too.
     
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    You get what you pay for.
     
  9. Wagon Driver

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    Some of the reading up I've been doing lately basically relates that the .380 is a pretty hot round for the gun design. I'm not so concerned with the effects of firing it, more so it coming apart in my hand.
     
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    I would say if you are willing to buy a P-32 then you are far better server by the P3AT. A .380 is a far more potent round than the .32 and the two are almost exactly the same size.

    edit- oh, and I have never ever heard of a Kel-tec coming apart in someone's hand. It is a stout round for such a small weapon but we're not talking about a weekly range trip gun here really....
     
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    Yeah, I'm kinda ok with that. I look at this as more of a "utility piece" then something in the stable to be proud of.

    I'll prolly go Thursday morning and check one out.
     
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    Agree.

    Thanks for the feedback...
     
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    That doesn't happen, check out the keltec forums. They wither work from the factory or they don't, thats about all the excitement there is.
     
  14. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Got both. 32 has at least 500rds through, 380 is probably around 1500.

    The 380 does this funky thing where when you manually rack the slide, the round hangs on feed ramp, but it has never hiccuped while firing.

    I've heard the horror stories, so I definitely say test it before you trust it, but for the money you're spending, I think a P32 does the job nicely and I'm quite happy with mine.

    I guess I keep getting lucky with my Kel-tecs though, the Sub2000, P11, P32, P3AT...never had any issues with them. :dunno:
     
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    I think these little things are really picky about riding the slide home. Do you? or do you just pull back fully and release it? I've never had any jam in mine, even manually.

    As for the 380-32 comparison, I just can't see any logical reason to get the 32. They're the same size, simlar cost, and the 380 is miles more effective. Why would you want the .32?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    In the first gen pistols the .32 was more reliable, but that has been fixed with the 2nd gen guns.

    Other P32 advantages:
    1 extra round
    slide lock

    I can see the benefits of both.
     
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    slide lock is cool but I personally would rather have 6+1 380's over 7+1 32's but a long shot... just my opinion I suppose...
     
  18. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I just release the slide. If it affected the firing reliability I'd worry about it. Since it doesn't, it's just this weird thing my $250 gun does. :big grin:

    You might use the 32 if the 380 wasn't invented yet or you are girly. Or actually a girl. :noes:
     

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