Small stuff

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by verdun59, Jan 4, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. verdun59

    verdun59 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    479
    Location:
    Virginia or South Carolina
    How many of you all carry a Kel-tec P32 on a regular basis, and feel that it meets minimum requirements ?
     
  2. Nom de Forum

    Nom de Forum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,769
    Location:
    Arizona
    I carry the P32 on a regular basis when I cannot discretely carry my larger G42. It meets the most important minimum requirement of have a gun with you not back at home. It is also much more of gun than any similar size .22 or .25.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,074
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    I often carry a Kel-Tec P3AT .380 in my hip pocket behind my billfold.
    Which is (the P3AT) almost exactly the same size as a P-32.

    Go big or go home I always say!!! :D

    PS: I think the P-32 does have a better track record of out-of-the-box reliability though.
    My early P3AT took a lot of tuning before it was 100% reliable.
    And they are definitely harder to shoot.

    rc
     
  4. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,195
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    I've carried my P32 almost every day (when not at work) for a good number of years. If I'm going someplace with a generally higher risk factor I can upgrade to whatever level I feel comfortable. I have never felt unarmed with the P32.
     
  5. Tallball

    Tallball Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Messages:
    6,123
    Mine is the 380 version. I carry it often and it has been perfectly reliable.
     
  6. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,572
    During yard work, that's all I ever carry. 8 rounds of plain-jane Fiocchi 73gr FMJ should buy me the time I need to get to a carbine or shotgun should I need more. Away from home, not so much these days. The least I feel comfortable with when alone is my Sig P238HD and my M&P 40c or XDm 3.8 (.45acp) when my wife and child are in tow.

    Heck, even on those days I carry the. 380 when out by myself, there's always a Bersa UC9 (such an underrated pistol) in a lockbox bolted underneath my seat.

    As a bachelor, I did carry my P32 quite a bit as my primary and felt just fine doing so.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  7. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,163
    Location:
    SouthEastern FL
    I carry mine in a pocket while traveling to and from my no-carry work site, and have no qualms with it.

    That being said, it's a little too small for me to carry on the belt; just not enough grip to grab, so my non-working carry gun is something I can get more purchase on, and it's usually a PF9.

    I don't have a definition figured out yet of "minimum requirements." Any gun you carry will be "enough", or "more than enough", unless it becomes "not enough."
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
  8. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    6,428
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    Everyday. eight plus years. Front right pocket in a pocket holster. Goes bang when I pull the trigger. Beats my service pistols in the safe at home every time. I do wish it had better sights, but for the seven yards and in I am most likely to ever need it for ( and that not likely either) what it has for sights will do.

    I find I can carry the P32 even when my back is badly out. My chiropractor has seen my P32 a few times.

    I still occasionally carry 'serious" pistols, but always carry the P32. Even had it at church yesterday.( Let he that is without a sword sell his cloak and buy one. In red letters yet.) Only don't carry it where I am not supposed to carry.

    -kBob
     
  9. kokapelli

    kokapelli Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,663
    Location:
    Arizona
    I carried one until KT brought out the P3AT and it's been 380 or 9mm ever since.
     
  10. JERRY

    JERRY Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,289
    I like the kt p32, it didn't kick as much as the p3at. wish I never sold it.
     
  11. jcwit

    jcwit member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    8,011
    Location:
    Great state of Indiana
    I don't carry a P32 but I do carry a SCCY 9mm, 10 rounds.
     
  12. MICHAEL T

    MICHAEL T Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,011
    Location:
    outback Kentucky
    The females in my family grab the P-32 for themselves . I carry the 380 today
     
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    25,286
    I have a P3AT that I carry from time to time in my right front pocket. Have a DeSantis Nemesis holster for it and hardly even know it's there most of the time.
     
  14. verdun59

    verdun59 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    479
    Location:
    Virginia or South Carolina
    I have a DeSantis Nemesis for mine also, but I find the butt of the pistol prints sometimes. Anybody have any suggestions on a better front pocket holster.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice