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I'd like an opinion from the experienced

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by critter, Sep 23, 2006.

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  1. critter

    critter Member

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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.

    TIA.
     
  2. MachIVshooter

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    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.
     
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    Make sure ammo is availble in your area!!
     
  4. Michigunner

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    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
     
  5. Michigunner

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    Critter,

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

    Bill
     
  6. usp9

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    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.
     
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    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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