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Smallest Reliable Pistol.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Zorro, Mar 23, 2003.

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  1. Zorro

    Zorro Member

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    Berreta M-21 or something different?
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I know it's a ''cheapie'' but my Phoenix HP22 is pretty small and, if kept sufficiently clean is pretty reliable. Only .22LR but .... you can get em off pretty quick.
     
  3. Handy

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    Is a Browning Baby not reliable?
     
  4. 22x9

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    .22LR - Phoenix Arms HP-22
    .32ACP - Kel-Tec P32
    9mm - Kel-Tec P11

    Those the smallest that I have had experience with.
     
  5. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Afraid I've got to go with the P-32 based on my totally excellent experiences with it. There are smaller pistols that function well mechanically, but reliability criteria must include me using the pistol as a CCW.
     
  6. cool45auto

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    I second the P32.
     
  7. agony

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    I third the P32.
     
  8. Stevie-Ray

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    For me, so far it's the Taurus PT-22. But my next purchase is the KelTec P-32.
     
  9. emann

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    P-32? Who want's a gun that you have to send back to the factory for a fluff and buff before it'll even work right? :confused:
     
  10. denfoote

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    Kahr MK9!!!
     
  11. Tamara

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    Jetfires are known for their reliability.
     
  12. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't jammed my Colt vest pocket 1908 yet. (knock on wood)

    Nor my FEG pa-63. (It's not small but it's light.)
     
  13. Gunner45

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    My Colt Mustang has been 100% with every type of hollow point I have tryed.

    Gunner45
     
  14. Kahr carrier

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    My Naa Guardian 380 reliable so far.:D
     
  15. Schuey2002

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    Glock 26..:D
     
  16. Rally Vincent

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    I second the Glock 26.
     
  17. ruger357

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    I have had great luck with the Jetfire.
     
  18. Mr Jody Hudson

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    Keltecs; P32 and P11 both.

    For those who have heard all the bad news about Keltecs. That is old news. The Keltecs of the past two years are perfect. And, Keltec still has the best and fastest customer service around.

    I shot several thousand rounds in on of my P32s and a piece broke. It was fixed free and returned, no charge and an extra magazine came back with it. A note that the piece that had broken had been improved as well and that my replacement part was the improved part.

    I shot several hundred rounds in my P11s yesterday and they function so well that I have them now in second place of all my guns -- only the Glock 19 has a higher place in my list as far as accuracy and capacity. But the G19 is so much larger...
     
  19. WESHOOT2

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    I'm with Stevie-Ray.
     
  20. Marko Kloos

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    The smallest pistol with a reputation for consistent reliability is the Beretta 950BS Jetfire.
     
  21. Al Thompson

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    Beretta 950. Though a tested P32 is smaller (IMHO) and the one I fired, worked.
     
  22. Snowdog

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    I wouldn't doubt there are those who have had issues concerning the reliability of the P32. However, mine has performed perfectly straight out of the box and 500+ rounds later . My bother-in-law's has worked flawlessly according to him and a good friend of mine is ecstatic with his.

    From my personal experience, there has been no fluff & buff needed in order for the P32 to work right.

    Needless to say where my vote goes.
     
  23. Marko Kloos

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    The fluff-and-buff thing no longer seems to be necessary with the new P32s. Mine has performed 100% out of the box, not a single failure to date in six months.
     
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    P32 hands-down

    My ancient P32 (ser # 035xx) was carried for 3 straight years and I shot about 1,000 rounds through it of almost every type with only a SINGLE malfunction. (RBCD "FTF" which I blame on the ammo) At times, I would load a mag with three totally unrelated ammo types, in an effort to make it malfunction, which it never did. I found the P32 to be easily the most technologically advanced pocket autoloader ever offered to the public at an affordable price. I'm drooling over the newly-rolled out P-3AT by Kel-Tec and expect it will be another winner. Do I sound like a fan of Kel-Tec products? You might say that!
     
  25. Kentucky Rifle

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    Smallest??

    Seecamp & Jetfire.~No problems, EVER!
    A little larger~My own P-32 is a very early model. I never did the F&B. Works fine. But I take NO CHANCES on a rimlock even though I've fired lots of Gold Dots through it. It's loaded with Fiocchi FMJ's. NAA Guardian. Well that one did have to go back for a little tuning, however it's totally reliable now with everything I've tried. (And I've tried a lot of brands.)

    KR
     
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