Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TTv2, Mar 18, 2022.
Plus it’s really just their market. Ruger doesn’t make a 32.
It's also the only poly frame .32 micro pistol that's on the market, so no competition for it really because Ruger hates .32 ACP.
That would make sense to me. Wife is VERY recoil sensitive. She could not shoot the P3AT I used to have or the LCPII I have now. She did love her KT .32, just not the trigger. She ended up buying one of the Rugers in .22 and loves it. If they would offer it in .32 it would be perfect for her and others like her.
The only reason I haven’t sold them is because at some point in my last years of life the 32 my be the only somewhat reasonable caliber of that size gun that I may be able to handle.
The PF9 is replaced by the new striker fired thing, the P15. Someone on another forum I follow reported that KT said the P32 is also history.
First I've heard about the P3AT.
No idea what KT might replace the .380 and .32 with, if anything.
All 3 have had a nice long run.
If both the .32 and .380 in their current forms are done, then my hope is that Kel Tec is planning on making a gen 2 at some point for both and by gen 2 I mean make the triggers and sights better. That's the main reason I've been wanting Ruger to make a .32 LCP II, but if Kel Tec is willing to make an improved .32 I'd be interested in buying it.
That said, I doubt Kel Tec is going to be producing anything other than 9's and .22's for a while thanks to the wonderful ammo shortage that's still ongoing because ammo companies are perfectly happy with the net revenues they're making and refusal to spend some money to increase production capacity.
One reason I got into the .32 was I realized 30-40 years from now I'm probably going to be in the same position. While it's macho to go big with caliber when you're young, by the time you get old it's just painful.
I'll agree about the PF9, but I've never had a problem with my P32.
Same here. It’s actually been very reliable and I carry it sometimes.
Good thing I made the investment. 10 or 20 years from now they'll be the only ones I can shoot.
I can see the PF9 getting discontinued with how the market is and everyone wanting higher capacity magazines. Though a light single stack still has its place. The PF9 is smaller and lighter than a Glock G43.
I don't think that Kel-Tec should do away with the P3AT. It still has its place.
Needless to say it came home with me.
Cool lil gun for the money.
Sigh, these panic shortages come over and over. Yet soooo many shooters act like they never saw one before. It takes decades for a new plant to pay for the cost to open. If the people making ammo triple the capacity the pipe line would fill and NO ONE would want the ammo. Then they have to shut down part, lay people off, and the best part is they pay taxes on the stuff they are not using. Every panic shortage starts out the same. Shelves full of ammo, no one wants it. Panic hits yet again and shooters want there to be a magic conspiracy. A few years ago Midway was willing to eat the Haz-Mat charges to get people to order primers. No one wanted them. Now that another panic is going on? Suddenly its a conspiracy again.
I agree, I dont want to see KT stop making the discontinued guns, I want them to being them back better with a gen 2.
Build Back Better.
I wouldn't mind having a P32.
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