Kel-tec P32


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Meow
March 2, 2003, 09:25 PM
what do you think of it as a possible BUG or ankle gun? is the price OK?

edited to add http://www.kel-tec.com/prod02.htm

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SW9mm
March 2, 2003, 09:54 PM
i carry mine alot in an uncle mike pocket holster size #1. its great when your in a situation where carrying big can be a bad idea. if i wore my 1911 iwb to the doctor i think i might upset someone, so i carry the p 32 in my pocket and noone ever knows. also when i'm just runnin' up to the corner store real quick for milk or somethin' the p32 is there. i also carry it as a backup in my pocket sometimes. its a great little gun you will become addicted to it. not a range gun though. i paid $270 with slide clip. they say try to get a ser# 90,000 or higher there were some reliability mods in the upper 80,000's:evil:

Logistar
March 2, 2003, 10:10 PM
I think everybody probably should have a P32. When I can't carry anything else, I carry the P32.

I don't know of another gun that can conceal that easily and comfortably. I keep mine in a Desantos "Nemesis" pocket holster. Great little gun for when you can't carry something more potent. I literally forget it is there.

They cost around $240 around here last time I checked. Recoil is lighter than I expected. For it's intended purpose it would be hard to beat.

Oh, one other thing... Keltec has a new pistol that appears to be very similar to their P32. It uses a .380 auto I believe and does not have a slide lock. It IS new but you might want to check it out. Maybe someone else here knows something about them. Me? I am staying with the P32.

Logistar

DeltaElite
March 2, 2003, 10:58 PM
I have one and love it.
I would carry an Airweight J-Frame Smith as an ankle gun personally, but the P32 is definitely better than nohtin'. :D

The P32 makes a great pocket gun since it is so thin and light.
Did I mention that I love my P32? :D

bad_dad_brad
March 2, 2003, 11:06 PM
Ditto. They are so inexpensive just get one. You will be amazed at the feather weight little wonder. Pocket carry (#1 Uncle Mike is good) and you will forget it is there until you need her. In the purse, hardly heavier than a lipstick. 6.6 oz unloaded - unheard of.

Most of the bugs have been worked out of them as of now. Accurate enought and the .32 is the most effective pocket round there is. Get one.

Marko Kloos
March 2, 2003, 11:07 PM
As a niche gun for backup pocket carry, the P32 is without equal at the moment. It's the lightest, flattest pocket pistol out there, it packs a respectable punch, and it's much more pleasant to shoot than other pistols in its class.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~lendringser/images/p32_l.jpg

Blackhawk
March 2, 2003, 11:14 PM
Outstanding gun, and the price is equally so! :neener:

emc
March 2, 2003, 11:35 PM
Not much else to say other than the previous postings are right on the money. Mine is very nice, good accuracy, even as far away as 27 yards, and can't beat the price. The only downside is trying to find the $%#@#!! brass in the grass at the range after a shooting session.

FWIW,

emc

Sharpie1
March 3, 2003, 12:03 AM
I like mine too.

--tadyson

alamo
March 3, 2003, 12:45 AM
Logistar wrote:

Oh, one other thing... Keltec has a new pistol that appears to be very similar to their P32. It uses a .380 auto I believe and does not have a slide lock. It IS new but you might want to check it out. Maybe someone else here knows something about them. Me? I am staying with the P32.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Check it out, due in May:


http://kel-tec.com/pr03.htm

tomr8368
March 3, 2003, 04:39 AM
I've got one in the 10,000's serial range and have had virtually no problem with it. Easy to conceal, (pocket or Kangaroo Pouch, under the arm) and use silvertips. Very reliable loading. I sent it in a few months age because a feeding problem started. Kel-Tex 'renovated' it, no charge, and it's back to its old reliable self.
Also have a p-11 (9mm) with 40 conversion and have had no trouble with either. Carry well in the Kangaroo Pouch too. When you call Kel-Tec, you can talk to real people and also a real gunsmith if you want. Amazing.
To summarize, Greeeeeattttt guns.
Tom

beemerb
March 3, 2003, 05:35 AM
I have one in the 41xxx number range.I have shot about 250 rds out of it with 0 problems.I allso find it very accurate.I got this one for 230.00.Made a kydex holster for it.Easy to hide and will never sell it.A keeper for me.
Bob

tomr8368
March 3, 2003, 12:19 PM
BEEMERB: Is it a pocket holster you made and are "plans" available?
I got mine a long time ago for $199. Wouldn't sell it for the world.
Tom

yzguy
March 3, 2003, 12:39 PM
here are a couple of pics of a couple of kydex holsters I made:
back pocket:
http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/dcp03243.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/dcp03243.jpg) http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/dcp03242.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/dcp03242.jpg)
front pocket:
http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03184.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03184.jpg) http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03183.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03183.jpg)
http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03186.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03186.jpg) http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03185.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/fpocket/dcp03185.jpg)

and a slightly modified uncle mikes (#1 with some stitching removed):
http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/UncleMikes/dcp03211.gif (http://www.1bad69.com/gallery/GunStuff/holster/UncleMikes/dcp03211.jpg)

*edit* this (http://www.knifeandgun.com/catalog/kydex_1534273.htm) is where I got the Kydex.

Erich
March 3, 2003, 03:07 PM
Just bought one this weekend, and am very pleased.

For your consideration:

http://www.ktog.org/index.html
http://www.goldenloki.com/
http://www.detnet.com/fuselier/
http://www.kel-tec.com/
http://www.a-human-right.com/RKBA/p32/mousegun.html
http://home.indy.net/~shooter2/p32.html
http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/review/kel-tyke.htm
http://www.geocities.com/pocketguns/P32grip.html
http://www.geocities.com/mousemag32/32wildcat.htm
http://www.pocketholsters.com/Kel-Tec_Pocket_Holsters/kel-tec_pocket_holsters.html

DDGator
March 3, 2003, 04:23 PM
Best thing about the P-32 is you dont have to carry it on an ankle -- carry it in your pocket. There are any number of fine pocket holsters out there to carry just about any way you want -- and you always have pockets!

popeye
March 3, 2003, 05:20 PM
I have a P-32 ser# 005XX. Never had a prob. Am eagerly awaiting .380 version..

Zander
March 3, 2003, 08:45 PM
The P-32 has become one of the most common backup pistols used by officers in the big metro area near where I live.

Buy it, put a couple of hundred rounds thru it to make sure your preferred ammo is compatible, and carry it.

They are little marvels of engineering and a heck of a bargain, IMO. If you do have a problem, the folks at Kel-Tec have customer service so good that it is legendary.

Meow
March 4, 2003, 01:59 AM
Hey, thanks for the links and posts everybody. I learned alot:D

COHIBA
March 4, 2003, 03:17 AM
i have a feeling w/ the 380 coming out in may that alot of the 32's will be hitting the used market very cheap. prob around $160.

mini14jac
March 4, 2003, 09:10 AM
Another happy P32 owner.
(And my wife likes hers too.)

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