Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pick a 32acp

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mr.trooper, Dec 16, 2008.

?

Which 32 would you choose?

Poll closed Dec 19, 2008.
  1. Beretta Tomcat

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. CZ 83

    12 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. Keltec

    41 vote(s)
    36.3%
  4. Seacamp

    31 vote(s)
    27.4%
  5. Walther PPK

    16 vote(s)
    14.2%
  6. Bersa

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,829
    Location:
    Midwest
    If you were limited to carrying a 32acp, and could only select from the models above, what model would you choose?
     
  2. ConstantineJ9

    ConstantineJ9 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    127
  3. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,967
    Location:
    Arizona
    Since you didn't list the Mauser HSc, I voted for the PPK...:)
     
  4. mongo4567

    mongo4567 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    649
    I would choose the Keltec due to size, weight, and cost.
     
  5. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Location:
    South-Western North Carolina
    I have a Tomcat, it and spare mag leave lots of room in my pockets when I'm lightly dressed. I like the tip-up barrel and exposed hammer but I had to take it down and do a trigger clean-up to suit me. it shoots good at 20'.
     
  6. usp9

    usp9 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,704
    Location:
    Bowling Green, Va
    The one I do carry is the Seecamp. a great gun when tiny is your goal.

    The CZ83 in .32acp is a blast to shoot at the range, but too big and heavy for carry. I've experienced rimlock with these mags though, so I have to be mindful of ammo choice.

    I would have no problem carrying a .32acp PPK. My .32 PP is a workhorse.

    Other .32's I'd like to try are the Sphinx AT, and the Sig P230, but they are rare.
     
  7. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    4,450
    Location:
    wichita
    my seecamp is perfect.it's tiny, light enough, fits anywhere and built like a swiss watch. I also have a walther PP that shoots lights out.
     
  8. cerberus65

    cerberus65 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    296
    I voted Seecamp but I would have voted NAA Guardian if it was on the list. The Tomcat was tempting too. I thought about getting one for my wife. But the .22LR ballistics of the .32 ACP finally convinced me not to.
     
  9. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,829
    Location:
    Midwest
    Its a tiny little palm pistol, what do want? a .44 magnum? This thread is about the guns, not the ballistics of the 32.

    This isn't so much for pocket carry for myself. For this application i need the minimum amount of noise and recoil in a small package. Thats why I was initially leaning towards the PPK or the Tomcat, because their metal frames would absorb more recoil.
     
  10. LightningMan

    LightningMan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,029
    Well mine isn't listed,:confused: North American Arms Guardian,:( but the Seecamp looks similar.
     
  11. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,700
    Location:
    CT
    you left out colt 1903.....mauser 1914.....walther model 4
    if im gonna carry anything that weights more than a KT id rather it have some panache
     
  12. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,060
    I carry a Walther PP in .32 and love it. It is 100% reliable with all types of ammo. Nine shots is also an impressive package. Easy size to carry, very accurate, and there are large variety holsters and mags readily available.

    I have a CZ 83 in .380 - somewhat large and heavy for discreet carry.

    I also have an NAA Guardian in .32 - great reliable gun - but is truly a close up and personal proposition. Does what it is designed for.
     
  13. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    4,450
    Location:
    wichita
    I might feel that way if KT had been first,But I'm not giving up my seecamp.
    does a walther pp count as pinache
    P3230076.jpg
     
  14. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,829
    Location:
    Midwest
    Im looking at new guns, not antiques.
     
  15. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,700
    Location:
    CT
    Im looking at new guns, not antiques.

    as my Karnac-the-magnificant head dress is at the cleaners; please forgive me for not having known that from your original post.
     
  16. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,699
    I'm personally split between the Beretta Tomcat and the Keltec.

    I'm leaning toward and voted for the Beretta tomcat.
     
  17. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    4,450
    Location:
    wichita
    Asking for help then kurt sarcasim toward those trying to help is not taking THR.
     
  18. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,060
    OK - Personally, I have found new does not always equate to better.

    Could not have been stated better - I'm off this thread - Merry Christmas to all!!!
     
  19. bja5006

    bja5006 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    136
    Location:
    Pennsyltucky
    Keltec. their 9mm got great reviews as far as reliability, size, and accuracy. i think i can trust them
     
  20. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8,953
    Location:
    Californicated Colorado
    If I had to drop below 9mm (my preference), and it had to be a 32, I'd probably get a KelTec because I carry the P11 and love it. KelTec would be less expensive than a Seacamp, but the Seacamp would be my choice of the ones you listed had they all the same price.
     
  21. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,879
    Location:
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    Definitely A

    Seecamp LWS-32
     
  22. Weedmonk

    Weedmonk Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    113
    Although not on the OP's list, I like my NAA Guardian .32 acp. My second choice would be a Beretta Tomcat.
     
  23. monkyboy1975

    monkyboy1975 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    280
    Location:
    Ohio
    1st choice Seecamp, 2nd PP
     
  24. DMW

    DMW Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I got a Seecamp two weeks ago. I've been to a few dealers and asked which mouse gun they would recommend. They all said Seecamp was their choice, if you can find one.

    The Seecamp is vey well made. It is almost as if it is carved from a single billet of stainless steel. Also, it is remarkably small and easy to carry. This will ensure that you are able to carry it more often with more flexibility than a larger gun.
     
  25. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,829
    Location:
    Midwest
    I was clear in my first post that this was about the guns, not the caliber. I find it rude when people insert opinions that weren't asked for. But your right, I over-reacted, and That was not "high road".

    To Claude Clay and Mavracer: Thank you for your suggestions. I am aware that there are many fine antique firearms that would fit my criterion, but they are more than i want to spend for a pocket pistol.

    For example: a 1903 colt would be nice, but unfortunately they run over $400 for a piece with a chipped grip panel and partially worn finish. Since Im not looking for collectors value, It seems to me that i can get more bang for my buck out of a quality new pistol.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page