I'd like an opinion from the experienced


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critter
September 23, 2006, 12:58 PM
Looked at a North American Arms .32 auto today. It's one of the itty bitty stainless hideout guns.

Now, I know about the power level of the lil .32, but I'd like an opinion on the quality and reliability of these cute little guns.

TIA.

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MachIVshooter
September 23, 2006, 01:17 PM
The NAA and Seecamp .32's are very well made little pistols. They are, however, rather heavy for such a small gun and have (IMO) absolutely miserable triggers. That problem is further compounded by the fact that a normal sized hand can only fit about 1.5 fingers on the grip. But if you can deal with that, they are a good choice for deep cover CCW.

Ben Shepherd
September 23, 2006, 01:30 PM
Make sure ammo is availble in your area!!

Michigunner
September 23, 2006, 04:36 PM
Hi Critter,

I'm probably just like you, and have owned quite a few handguns.

I finally concluded that the S&W 642 .38 Special +P fit very nicely in my front pocket and would always do the job. Using Gold Dot 135 gr. +P Short Barrel ammo, the muzzle energy seems to be about 222 ft/lbs.

You really don't know it is there!

Also, please note that Kel-Tec may soon be delivering their new PF9 9mm small auto.

Bill

Michigunner
September 23, 2006, 06:16 PM
Critter,

I also apologize for drifting the thread just a little. :)

Bill

usp9
September 23, 2006, 09:17 PM
I'd like an opinion from the experienced

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Looked at a North American Arms .32 auto today. It's one of the itty bitty stainless hideout guns.

Now, I know about the power level of the lil .32, but I'd like an opinion on the quality and reliability of these cute little guns.



In my opinion the NAA is a good mousegun. Quality materials, tight tolerances, reliable and good service. However I believe the Seecamp is superior in several areas;

1) Weight. The Seecamp at 10.5 ounces is quite light, lighter than the Guardian.

2) Heel mag release on the Seecamp less likely to pop out the magazine while in a pocket.

3) Smooth, melted and slick Seecamp has nothing to snag.

4) Price, they are about the same

5) Size, the Seecamp is very slightly smaller.

Again, nothing against the NAA, it is a fine gun, well made and reliable, I simply prefer the Seecamp for the above reasons. I've carried weapons for many years and prefer a small pocket gun these days. Owned many, shot many, fondled many more. Always come back to the LWS32.

1 old 0311
September 23, 2006, 09:30 PM
I own three Guardians, two in .32. Unlike the Seecamp they will shoot ANY ammo. They are a little cheaper. Their Custom Shop offers a ton of options. They are a little thinner. They offer a lifetime warranty for ANY owner. The mag release is where God, and 99.9% of the rest of the world, feels is the best location.
I owned one Seecamp. This was during the "We will sell them but not repair them era." Sold it and am more than happy with my choice.

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