Kel-Tec P-32 Reviews

Discussion in 'Pistols' started by Carrier, May 31, 2006.

  1. Mick3288

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    how is the reliability? Accuracy? Worth the money?
     
  2. gunnutz

    gunnutz Well-Known Member

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    I owned two. untill my wife got a hold of them! Now I carry my ruger .380 and she has the Kel's. great gun!
     

  3. navydoc

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    does anybody know if the "fluff and buff" from ktog.org voids the warranty, if we perform it ourselves?



    doc
     
  4. gunnutz

    gunnutz Well-Known Member

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    I realy don't think its needed doc. at least I didn't "fluff and buff" any of the three I've owned. I did install metal guide rods, (5 bucks) from kel-tec. I traded one in on a ruger .380 the other two are my wife's. I think these are great for what they are designed for, self protection.
     
  5. navydoc

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    thank you gunnutz



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  6. navydoc

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    anybody have experience with the metal guide rod for this model, vs the factory plastic. thinking about going with the metal but if kt put the plastic for a reason i may not.
     
  7. dsclaiborne31

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    I was thinking about getting one of these as a bug since I checked with my seecamp dealer and there is a one year waiting list. I just can not wait that long.
     
  8. gunnutz

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    dsclaiborne31; I have two P-32's or rather my wife does. Mine have been great! First thing I did was order metal guide rods and return springs also 8 round mags. The mags have a finger support. Guide rod and springs were about 15 bucks. I like to have a spare spring, just cause the gun is no good with out one, same goes for extra mags. I also have a Ruger .380, I like the P-32 better because of the extra 2 rounds. Other wise I havn't noticed a difference. gun
     
  9. dsclaiborne31

    dsclaiborne31 Well-Known Member

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    So gun nutz do you think it would be a good bug?
     
  10. gunnutz

    gunnutz Well-Known Member

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    It's been good for us. Keep in mind it's not a range gun.
     
  11. dsclaiborne31

    dsclaiborne31 Well-Known Member

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    I know that I will take it to the range though and shoot it to practice with but only out to about the 15 marker.
     
  12. dsclaiborne31

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    Gun nutz where did you order the spring and guiderods from?
     
  13. gunnutz

    gunnutz Well-Known Member

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    disclaiborne Kel-Tec factory has all the parts. When you buy your pistol there should be a booklet with instructions and a parts list with prices. They also have a life time warrenty. I just called and ordered what I needed.
     
  14. gunnutz

    gunnutz Well-Known Member

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    Good idea to practice with what you carry. Try some different types of good ammo, to see what you like. gun
     
  15. dsclaiborne31

    dsclaiborne31 Well-Known Member

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    That is good to know that keltec sells the parts.
     
  16. dsclaiborne31

    dsclaiborne31 Well-Known Member

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    I bet this thing has hardly any recoil huh?
     
  17. smlnjack

    smlnjack New Member

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    I bought the P-32 when it first came out...actually for my wife. She never wanted to practice...I never had a good feeling about "arming" her...so I took back the little gun, fitted it with the "clothing clip" and I've never been without it. It's a great "up-close & personal" weapon. I hardly ever use anything but "hardball" ammo in a defensive semi-auto...the 71gr. works well enough. Nice gun.
     
  18. Doriadiver

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    Not a big fan. Felt cheesey in my hand but fired without incident. Bought it and sold it within a month, replaced with Beretta 3032 Tomcat that I absolutely LOVE! The Beretta for a couple bucks more is a solid piece of well built machinery that I carry when the Florida heat does not allow for concealment of a larger gun.....Different strokes for different folks.
     
  19. tigwelder56

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    Before you say too much about that Beretta, perhaps you could visit our thread here on that thing. I hope you didn't buy the blued model...
     
  20. eddbrowne

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    I have two p32 g2's, but I won't get a third.

    They win big on size/weight, with good fmj penetration;

    but it took too many days of handwork, analysis,

    range testing, and fuss to get them reliable.



    I would rather pay double for one built to work.

    Now both pass my 28-shot-no-malfunction test,

    and I would not sell either for 900 bucks.

    The triggers are still awkward, even after building

    up the grips. My daily carry must be under 14 oz.



    https://sites.google.com/site/concealedgun/

    has most of the fixes that the two needed.

    (and those are all needed)



    If you have the g1 shown on this page, never tighten the

    top setscrew; it might drag on, or lock, the firing pin.



    And use either Fiocchi or S&B fmj for penetration,

    without being over-pressure. Testing poplar wood

    penetration shows it penetrates as well as the p3AT,

    which is Job-1. And you get an extra shot, with

    lock-on-empty.