Kel-Tec P32,anyone use the belt clip with theirs?


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megatronrules
March 28, 2003, 01:38 PM
Well looking at getting one of these and the belt clip looks like a good idea. In concept anyway. Does it work well for carry? Does it intefere with the handling of the gun or the shootability? Thanks.

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scottgun
March 28, 2003, 03:00 PM
I have a P32 and considered getting a belt clip and decided not to for the following reasons:

- can't use a clip with a holster, my holster is form fitting and the clip would interfere. I know, the clip is so you don't have to use a holster, but it limits your carrying options. I have both a homemade pocket holster and an IWB for different situations and attire.
- exposed trigger. While the trigger pull is long and the likelyhood of accidently pulling it are slim, I don't want to take the chance of having it catch on my shirt or my boxers.
- rough edges against the skin are uncomfortable and sweat and skin oils will hasten rust.

heathen
March 28, 2003, 03:45 PM
Hi, I recently got a p-32 and changed out the grip frame for a different color and decided to try the clip also. While I like the clip I personally feel that it lets the pistol ride too low to allow for a very quick draw. So it rides in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster without the clip in my right hip pocket. I say stay with your holsters and skip the clip. Take care, Heath

firestar
March 28, 2003, 05:34 PM
One of the main reasons I bought the P-32 was because of the carry clip option. I use it all the time. It is perfect for sticking in your back pocket and clipping on the pocket. That way you don't feel the weight of the pistol in your pocket. I also love pocket clips on my knives for the same reason.


Here is a pic of my P-32. It is about half way down the first page. This site won't let me post a pic more than once.

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=14283

firestar
March 28, 2003, 05:38 PM
heathen,
If you don't want you belt clip, you could always send it to me.
:D I plan on getting the .380 Kel-Tec when it comes out and I love those little clips.

roscoe
March 28, 2003, 07:39 PM
I love mine, on the left side of the pistol (I'm right handed). I carry my P32 in an inside jacket pocket with the clip (for crossdraw), or on my pants near SOB, or I can ignore the clip and put in a pocket. Plus the gun is slimmer than it would be with a holster. I go running with it clipped to my running shorts, no problem. With the clip, the P32 is really an everywhere gun.

bad_dad_brad
March 28, 2003, 08:18 PM
I bought a clip for my P32. Never installed it. I stick it in an Uncle Mikes #2 pocket holster. The clip seemed cool, but it screams "knife", draws attention, and in my state it is illegal to CCW, so stealth when you need to carry is the byword.

Newton
March 29, 2003, 09:36 PM
1. Screams "KNIFE"

2. Tends to push up out of your front pocket when you sit down, and who would put one in their back pocket anyway - surely you'd be sitting on it.

3. Your trigger is uncovered which is really dumb and fundamentally dangerous.

The only idea for P32 carriage I've seen that is more ill advised is the option of carrying it around your neck with the muzzle pointing under your chin, a device designed specifically for this purpose is on the market today.

Get yourself an Uncle Mike's #1 pocket holster. Carry with a Corbon in the chamber and S&B or Fiocchi ball in the mag, it may not be 45 Super, but it will kill with surprising efficiency and will deter an attacker as well as any handgun.

The ability to have your hand casually on the weapon whilst it is still FULLY concealed in your pocket is what makes the P32 work.

Newton

WhoKnowsWho
March 30, 2003, 10:08 AM
I just picked up a P32.

Maybe if the trigger was 3 to 6 times as heavy (not a very fun thought) I would do the clip carry. But the open trigger just screams ND to me.

Timothy
March 30, 2003, 03:16 PM
Was in the gun shop one day and the clerk said I should get a belt clip for my P32. He said, " it just looks like you got a knife with a clip in your pocket". For 15 bucks I said what the heck and bought one. Got it home and looked it over and decided that you still see the top of the gun in your pocket and personally I didn't like the looks of a gun with a piece of spring steel on the side of it. Anyway, I never put it on and returned it to the shop for a refund. To date, just like always, I just stick my P32 in my back pocket (or another) and off I go. Thats the idea isn't it? It is so light I forget it's there and if I need it, I'll get it out fast enough!

DDGator
March 30, 2003, 06:17 PM
I guess the belt clip has its applications -- but I agree with two major points made already.

1 -- there is nothing covering the trigger guard -- which is the funamental characteristic of a holser, and

2 -- if you want to be low key, it still looks like a serious knife in your pocket.

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