Kel-tec p-32 new to me


October 23, 2013, 07:01 PM
Recently picked up a parkerized green handle p-32 for $150 in pretty good shape. Love it's size and weight, only thing I don't like is the trigger reset has two points, like a sig dak, only the first reset point will cause a light strike misfire if used. You have to let the trigger all the way out to the second reset point. After shooting glocks and sigs for so long I'm afraid I might fail to use it properly under stress.

Anyone have any experience with p-32's? Like them? Was it a good deal?

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October 23, 2013, 07:24 PM
YOur old gun has the old hammer block safety in it.

There is a new one now that prevents snapping off the hammer block.

Contact Kel-Tec and they will send you the part, or have you send it in so they can replace it.


October 23, 2013, 07:28 PM
Thanks RC! I will do that tomorrow. Do you have one of these? How's it shoot, I haven't had a chance to test it out yet.

October 23, 2013, 09:26 PM
You have to fully let the trigger go forward for each shot. The mechanism is d/a only and not even remotely related to a glock. There is nothing wrong with the trigger. don't dry fire these pistols as they will break the firing pins.

October 23, 2013, 10:03 PM
I realize that win, I used to use a sw 5946 which is dao. I was referring to having been trained to use a glock action or da/SA sig trigger for 17 years, I might accidentally use the first trigger reset under stress. Apparently there is something wrong with the trigger as keltec is replacing the hammer block safety.

October 23, 2013, 11:35 PM
I bought one two years ago. Great little carry gun, and it's quite reliable as long as precautions to prevent rimlock are taken. Rimlock occurs when the rim of a case in the magazine gets caught behind the rim of the case beneath it. With rounds shorter than typical FMJ rounds, such as hollow-points and flat-tips, there may be enough space ahead of the nose of each round for this to happen. Careful loading (by ensuring each round is placed well to the rear in the mag) and/or use of only "full-length" ammo can prevent this. Another option is the installation of KT's "rimlock spacer" in the mag, or an improvised one known as a "flyer wire".

My initial range report is the subject of this thread:

October 24, 2013, 04:12 PM
P-32 is a great pocket gun. Reliable and accurate. Just make sure you use European 7.65 ammo in it. It is much hotter than American-loaded stuff. Like 30% hotter. And cheaper.

Geco, S&B and Fiocchi are at the top of the list velocity-wise. New Swiss RWS is pretty hot too, maybe just under Fiocchi.

Enjoy your new pistol and once again, stay away from American ammo.

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