The Grendal P-12 any experience anyone?

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    The Grendal P-12 any experience anyone?

    A few years ago my dad the guntrade genie bought a 1911 Officers ACP for 400 bucks, and got a free gun with it. A Grendal P-12 .380acp. From what I have found out about this thing is the most difficult weapon to break down, or well anything other then pulling the trigger. So Im wondering if anyone else has delt with them. Ive carried it a few times as a BUGs BUG. We just dont trust it that much, although it loves Hollowpoints.....
    Anyways anyone else had any range time or know anyone else that has had one of these truely fugly guns?
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I carried one as a BUG in the early 90's (or was it a P-10?). Anyway, got rid of it a long time ago. Worked OK, just didn't like it.
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    PITA to disassemble, and a long, HEAVY trigger, but mine was reliable and relatively accurate (which was surprising considering that it took half an hour to complete the trigger pull). A Kel-Tec predecessor, and not the best gun ever made, but acceptable for what it is...
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    this is the kel tec predecessor. it is a good gun. will make a nice mouse gun.
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    Yup, bought one in the early 90's and still have it. It's a snotty little gun to shoot and as you said breaking down the gun makes you not want to shoot it. I don't care for it but for some reason I have yet to sell it. I guess I would feel bad about pawning it off on someone else.
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    Well thanks guys. Just wondered about it, I carried a little till I got my hands on a Bersa. Now its purely a safegun.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    Well thanks guys. Just wondered about it, I carried a little till I got my hands on a Bersa. Now its purely a safegun.
    Don't be afraid to give it a try, take for a few test rides. You may have a totally different opinion of it when you do. Good luck
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    To be perfectly honest I havent fired it, my dad did. He said it was the most "Angry" little pistol he's ever fired, felt more like a .45, then a .380.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    To be perfectly honest I havent fired it, my dad did. He said it was the most "Angry" little pistol he's ever fired, felt more like a .45, then a .380.
    He is right, when I said snappy I wasn't kidding it was more of an understatement. It's been a few years since I have fired it but my hand gets sympathy pains just thinking about it.
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    Okay after this I have to take this thing out of its cage. See how bad this thing bites. Considering Ive fired a Snubbie S&W 500, with reloads over factory loading, never doing that again. I just got to see how mean this puppy can get.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Ah the memory returns little by little...

    The plastic around the grip was starting to wear off in a very ugly manner, like someone had scrubbed it with steel wool or concrete.
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