This is a discussion on Keltec P32? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I picked up a P32 earlier this year for my SO. [if that term is still being used] I really wanted at least a 380, ...
I picked up a P32 earlier this year for my SO. [if that term is still being used] I really wanted at least a 380, but she couldn't consistently rack the slide on an LCP and the others were even worse. I understand that rimlock can be a problem with HP's, but she uses FMJ for reasons given earlier.
As for the P32 I have one and it's a very good CC IMO. I mainly carry my Kahr PM 40 or Ruger Lcp. 380, but for comfort in some slacks the p32 works best. Plus it's a nice gun for the price. I bought mine used for $131 yes $131.. he wanted 175. That's all I had on me and wouldn't go an extra dollar more!
^^^^^^^^Because he has seen things^^^^^^^^^^^
and done things that the average person(s) cannot fathom.
99.999999% of us here at this site do not, and are not LOOKING for anything more than peacably going about our business, but if backed into a corner, are prepared to defend ourselves and the lives of our loved ones, therefore are very prepared to do so.
That includes carrying a second firearm.
Yes this is , IMHO the best firearms forum going.
.380, .32, .22mag, .25 in that decending order would be my choices for backup weapons, or primary's for those who either cannot stand/tolerate the recoil, but do not want a revolver.
For those looking for a primary and want a more potent round than all mentioned go with a good revolver with +p, or at best 158 gr. SJwadcutters.
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Right now in this summer heat and humidity I carry the P32 95% of the time. Mine is a generation one model and I carry it in a hedley pocket holster...
The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.
As a carry weapon the 32 is a effective round even the 25 will do as long as you feel comfortable with the weapon and it will go bang everytime! Shot placement is the key my rule of thumb as long as its not rimfire it will do!
They go for about $200 (+ or -) around here. They are a decent for a mousegun or BUG. If you don't reload .32 acp can be tough to find and will probably cost more than 9mm or .40. Like others said if you carry a .32 use FMJ for penetration. Good luck!
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