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P32 Question - Whats Rim Lock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by The_Shootist, Mar 27, 2004.

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  1. The_Shootist

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    Title says it all - can rimlock be prevented by simply using FMJ ammo or another type?
     
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    Rim lock is a condition where an upper round in the magazine will actually be seated behind the rim of the round below it. This can cause the upper round to fail to feed and is generally a problem with HPs in a magazine designed to feed FMJs.

    On the P32, you can buy a spacer that goes on the inside back of the mag to help prevent this though I never had such a failure in about 1000 to 1100 rounds (at least 300 of which were Gold Dot HPs) in five different P32s... You should always be as prepared as possible, but as long as you take care in loading the rounds, it shouldn't be a problem. Another school of thought is just to use FMJs as you aren't likely to see dramatic expansion in 32s esp with such a short barrel.
     
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    Rimlock, stovepipe, gun falling apart - all stuff you'll learn about if you get a P32.

    Y'know, I love the design of that little gun, and it's a pleasure to carry it and to shoot it - and I'd be glad to pay double the price if they could make it out of fine materials instead of the crap they use, and have excellent quality control as opposed to no quality control, and maybe it would even weigh an ounce or two more.
     
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    I have over 2000 rounds thru a P32 with only three (3) FTE. No FTF, no rimlock, no gun falling apart. I shoot S&B FMJ, and that's what I carry. YMMV.
     
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    Rimlock is a condition that could happen to any .32acp pistol due to case design.
    Stovepipe is a condition that could happen to any pistol due to parts malfunction or poor gripping.
    Gun falling apart is usually attributed to owner who has absolutely no idea on how to correctly re-assemble his handgun.
     
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    Shootist, if you really want to know about the P-32 and rim-lock go to this link___
    http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/rimlock.htm

    Majic said "Gun falling apart is usually attributed to owner who has absolutely no idea on how to correctly re-assemble his handgun.
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    That's hitting the nail on the head!
     
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    Rimlock is a condition that could happen to any .32acp pistol due to case design.
    Stovepipe is a condition that could happen to any pistol due to parts malfunction or poor gripping.


    *** I owned two Keltec P32's. The first one was such a POS that I returned it to the factory three times. What it did best was jam up.


    Gun falling apart is usually attributed to owner who has absolutely no idea on how to correctly re-assemble his handgun.


    *** Oh sure.

    *** Next the POS fell apart because the pin that is supposed to hold it together broke. So I returned it to the factory for the FOURTH time. They actually refunded my money though - they even gave me more than I originally paid for it. But I was still way behind because each mailing, insurance and all, was quite expensive.

    *** I actually bought a second P32. Some people never learn. I found it at a gun show at a very good price, and I really loved its lightness and compactness, and it was a pleasure to shoot when it shot. The second one was much better than the first. It actually worked flawlessly for several hundred rounds, but then it jammed solid. I could not trust it as a defensive weapon then, nor could I trust any P32, so I sold it (concealing nothing from the sellee, I might add).


    *** As I said, I'd be glad to pay double for the same design but made with excellent materials and quality control. Until then I'll stick with my little S&W revolver and Glock. I can trust them.
     
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    "Shootist, if you really want to know about the P-32 and rim-lock go to this link___
    http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/rimlock.htm"



    Re that website: FMJ's jammed up just as bad as HP's in that P32 of mine.
     
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    Rim Lock

    Actually I picked up my P32 today, put 100 rds of FMJ though it with no probs. I figure Winchester White box FMJ will be my carry round.

    Took it home cleaned and re-assembled it and bought ANOTHER 100 rounds to use tommorrow. Guess I'll see if I have a clue as to whether I can properly re-assemble it ...hehehehe.

    If its at ALL durable with no problems, this one will sure be a keeper. My first range session with it (posted above) left me with a VERY favorable impression. Carrying it around left me with more favorable impressions :D
     
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