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.32 auto for concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kthomk, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. kthomk

    kthomk Member

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    How many out there carry any gun in .32 auto for protection. Just wondering. I have a Sig 230 that I may carry sometimes when I need a smaller gun.
     
  2. usp9

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    LWS32

    I have a .380 P232. I bet the P230 in .32 is a sweet shooting little honey.
     
  3. mainmech48

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    My "always" gun is a Keltec P-32. It's in my pocket nestled in a Don Hume #1 as I type. It's almost never my only CCW, but it's always on my person because it's almost invisible no matter what I'm wearing.
     
  4. Starter52

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    I have occasionally slipped a Walther PP .32 into my waistband when I'm out and about.
     
  5. PaulBk

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    P32 when nothing else will do...

    I still feel safe ;)

    -PB
     
  6. Old Fuff

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    I have carried both .32 pistols and revolvers without any worries. Of course a bigger cartridge is usually more advantageous, but in the end it comes down to bullet placement. .32 handguns, and the .32 automatic in particular have been carried for personal protection for about 100 years. That should have been adequate time enough to show they’re up to the task if the user does his/her part.
     
  7. Shipwreck

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    Yes, Keltec P32 for me on occassion as well...
     
  8. doncameron

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    VZOR-70 or Smith & Wesson safety hammerless, either in the waistband or
    in the pocket.
     
  9. Whirlwind06

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    Just got a Kel-tec P32 nice little dinner party gun.
    A pleasure to shoot compared to the KT .380 I had.
     
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  10. Hypnogator

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    Ditto here, except that I have a "pocket slipper" laser attached to mine, and don't bother with a holster.
     
  11. los

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    Seecamp LWS32


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  12. cloudcroft

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    I prefer the beretta 3032 Tomcat (inox version). One reason is that it is both SA and DA. Another is that it seems to be pretty durable for a long service life.

    I'd look into the KelTec P32 but I don't really like DAO guns and it's probably less durable for the long haul.

    -- John D.
     
  13. dam8

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    Kel Tec p-32 finds its way into my pocket as well.
     
  14. VHinch

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    I have at times carried a Beretta Tomcat in a pocket holster, but only if that was all I could get away with carrying.
     
  15. NORTEXED

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    I carry a P32 most of the time also. I had a Tomcat, and they are sweet little guns, but the hammer spring acting as the blowback spring, made the trigger pull a little heavy in DA for my taste. That, and in a pocket holster in my back pocket, the protruding mag release button and mild spring behind it had a bad habit of releaseing the mag when I sat down. After about the 10th time I pulled it out of my pocket at night to find the clip out 1/2 inch, I quit carrying it, and sold it to a buddy for an overnight travel bag gun, which it was perfect for.
     
  16. CZ223

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    I don't but...

    I havehad my eyes on the NAA 32s in both 32 acp and the newere.hotter 32 NAA which is a 380 necked down to 32. It leaves the barrel at about 1200 fps.
     
  17. armoredman

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    I have carried a CZ-70 .32 before, LOTS more pistol than you pay for. It rode with me when my son was being born, too.
     
  18. Anna's Dad

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    KT & Tomcat

    I have a Beretta Tomcat INOX and a Kel-Tec P32 both in .32 ACP. I carried the Tomcat until I got the KT. The difference in width and weight is unbelievable. I carry the little P32 every day.
     
  19. aaronrkelly

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    Carrying a 50+ year old Walther PP in .32 acp right now.
     
  20. cloudcroft

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    NORTEXED,

    Yeah, the Tomcat's DA is heavy -- like many revolvers -- but I don't use DA.

    And if I did, my tactics would cover it so the heavy trigger pull on the first shot would not be an issue.

    -- John D.
     
  21. dam8

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    Don't forget for pocket carry (at least for me ) weight is an issue,I really like the NAA, and Secamp.A bit too heavy for my liking.
    Dave
     
  22. cloudcroft

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    I liked the NAA Mini Revolver in 22 mag, too...until it broke, twice! So I went to a Beretta 21A...much more reliable durable and robust.

    Could no longer trust the NAA and do not recommend NAA Minis to anyone for carry/SD purposes due to their crappy internal design, fit and finish.

    -- John D.
     
  23. NORTEXED

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    Cloudcroft, OT but, is that where you're located:D
     
  24. chaim

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    I just bought an NAA Guardian in .32ACP with the intention that it will always be with me when I'm in a legal carry situation (read: out of state).

    It is quite small and light so when my S&W 442 isn't in my front pocket my NAA will be (assuming it proves reliable). When the 442 is in my pocket (or for some strange reason I don't want a gun in my pocket) I plan on getting one of those "push up" IWB holsters and keeping it on my left side. They hold the gun at or below your waist line so you can almost carry untucked without a cover garment. That way I can carry my primary IWB on my strong side, have the 442 in my strong side pocket, and the NAA will be on my weak side should my right arm be injured or busy holding off an attack.

    If I ever move out of MD I'll probably replace it with a Kel-tec P32 (or more likely, have the Kel-tec to compliment the NAA- use the NAA for left hand IWB carry and the even lighter Kel-tec for when I pocket carry the little .32).
     
  25. MICHAEL T

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    Ive got 2 P-32 loaded with Corbon I don't feel unarmed when I carry the 32. My wife carries hers daily. She doesn't like recoil of the 380 KT
     
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