Kel-Tec P-32 has become available again

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Kel-Tec P-32 has become available again

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Post by rp_photo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:06 pm

I've been interested in this "mouse" gun for a few years and have found it to always be out of stock. During this time I have periodically done Google searches, and to my surprise found it available from both Bud's Gus Shop and local sporting goods store Academy.

Picked it up my ship-to-store (only 1 day) at Academy yesterday and will follow up with a range report.

My other "wish list" gun is the Beretta Bobcat and the quest continues.
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Post by Tex1961 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:43 pm

I actually love the .32

Great for plinking at the range, you still get the feel of a center fired round without all of the big recoil and noise. I wouldn't use it as my EDC but I guess it's better than a hard stare and a smirk...
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Post by MechAg94 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:01 pm

I have had a Keltec P32 for years. Great little pocket gun. Never had any issues with it. I use it with a small Galco pocket holster which works well.


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Post by rp_photo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm

It fills an important gap between 22 LR and 380/9mm.
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Post by mr surveyor » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:29 pm

I bought my wife a P32 in about 2007(?) when I was a KT fan. I've had 5 or 6 KT models, and the P32 is now the only one left. I could probably sell or trade it off and she wouldn't notice until the next time she goes to get it to take on one of her girls only trips to smell the flowers some where. Actually, I do like the P32 and wouldn't mind having my own for a "boot gun", but the old 1963 S&W M36 still handles that pretty well. My biggest fear is "rim lock", so I generally keep her P32 stoked with the longer oal ball ammo.

Actually, other than the .22 lr's, that P32 is the only handgun round I don't reload for. She shoots so little I'd never be able to recoup the cost of dies and components.

I do like the P32 though :)


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Post by CleverNickname » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm

rp_photo wrote:It fills an important gap between 22 LR and 380/9mm.
When an LCP in .380 is .1" taller, .06" longer and weighs less than 3oz more, that's a pretty small gap.


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Post by rotor » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm

I am a sucker for mouse guns. Here is my .25 ACP
https://imgur.com/YNZbJhx

Ordered a P32 at Academy. Buds has had them for awhile but then you have the FFL thing to go through. Just another mouse gun. Thanks for the tip.


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Post by MechAg94 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:59 pm

CleverNickname wrote:
rp_photo wrote:It fills an important gap between 22 LR and 380/9mm.
When an LCP in .380 is .1" taller, .06" longer and weighs less than 3oz more, that's a pretty small gap.
I have an LCP and I think my P32 is easier to shoot even though they are close in size. At least that is my impression from last I shot them. I might have to take them both out and remind myself.


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Post by ml1209 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:40 am

Love my old P32! And yes, I prefer .32ACP to the .380


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Post by Weg » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:35 am

I love the P32, mine is very reliable as long as I keep it clean. I carry one in my pocket paired up with a Springfield XDS in .45 outside the waistband, concealed under long t-shirts. I feel very well armed with his setup and trust both guns.


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Post by Rex B » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:01 am

I have a number of mouse guns, including NAA and LCP, and a few others that I've sold.
I weighed them all loaded, and the P32 won. It's my basic "yard gun". It's the only one that is comfortable in a shirt pocket.
Mine's a Keeper.

And I do have a few other .32 ACP pistols - Star, Llama, and my wife has a Tomcat.
I also shoot .32 ACP in some of my .32 H&R and .32 SW revolvers.
When I actually get around to reloading, .32 calibers will be what I start with.
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Post by rp_photo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Flawless with 50 rounds of WWB and fun to shoot.
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Post by rotor » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Rex B wrote:I have a number of mouse guns, including NAA and LCP, and a few others that I've sold.
I weighed them all loaded, and the P32 won. It's my basic "yard gun". It's the only one that is comfortable in a shirt pocket.
Mine's a Keeper.

And I do have a few other .32 ACP pistols - Star, Llama, and my wife has a Tomcat.
I also shoot .32 ACP in some of my .32 H&R and .32 SW revolvers.
When I actually get around to reloading, .32 calibers will be what I start with.
The only thing harder than .32 ACP to reload is .25 ACP. This is a very challenging round to reload. I started with reloading .380 ACP and that was a challenge. These small caliper rounds are tough to reload. I will stick to factory ammo for my just ordered Kel-Tec. Probably Fiocchi. Maybe PPU.


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Post by Weg » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:48 pm

I load mine with Lehigh Defense Extreme cavitator, It feeds and functions fine. For just practice I use Fiocchi which feeds fine also.


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Post by rotor » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:08 pm

Weg wrote:I load mine with Lehigh Defense Extreme cavitator, It feeds and functions fine. For just practice I use Fiocchi which feeds fine also.
For curiosity what powder did you use and what load? Lehigh only lists max load in their load data. Who knows, this might be financially a reason to reload.

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