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1st gen vs. 2nd gen Kel-Tec P32

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dsk, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. dsk

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    I've got an early 1st gen P32. It hasn't let me down yet (after only 200-300 rounds), but I'm still aware of all the problems early guns were reported to have. In the opinion of the forum members, are the new 2nd gen guns sufficiently better than the early ones to be worth trading up? I'm debating either trading up, just hanging onto my current one, or buying a new one for myself and letting a family member keep the older one for defense.

    Opinions requested!
     
  2. DMK

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    May be I'm misunderstanding, but why would you trade in a perfectly good, reliable firearm for a new one, an unknown variable?

    I can see buying a second one, trying a newer model. But I wouldn't let go of a trusted weapon.

    BTW, mine's a 1st Gen. Never had the slightest bit of trouble with it.
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  3. dsk

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    I appreciate the response. So far I haven't fired mine enough to say I "trust" it yet. If I take it past 500 rounds without a problem then I'll be more convinced. Since I haven't it that much I figured it would be just as easy to take a new one to 500 rounds, if there are any opinions that the new ones are appreciably better than older production. AFAIK the changes to the 2nd gen might have simply been for manufacturing economy, not to improve on anything.
     
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    1) Shoot some more ammo through it. You'd have to do that with a new gun anyway. Besides, it's fun to shoot. :)

    2) Head over to www.ktog.org. Poke around there and you'll find the differences between 1st Gen and 2nd Gen. I can't remember anything but the extractor being held on with a screw instead of pinned.
     
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    I own a 1st gen P-32 and it has around 600 rounds through it. No troubles so far.
     
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