I went and done it now...got a Kel-Tec

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  • hoytinak

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    Mar 5, 2008
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    I used to have a PF9 that I bought when they first introducted the hard-chromed model and I had really liked it but it was just a little too big for me to pocket comfortably. Well, I just got a very nice used (150 rounds through it) P32 in on a trade deal that I'm taking a liking to. Came with two 7rd mags, a 10rd mag and Nemesis holster (which I'll replace with a leather pocket holster as I don't like the Nemesis). Looks like he had a belt clip on it as the pin doesn't look stock. Gotta order a new frame pin for it.

    I can't even put it in the safe as I'm afraid all the HK's will beat it up. :eek:

    I couldn't wait till this next weekend to go to the range so I just stepped out on the back porch and fired off about 200rds of various ammo. It ran flawless with every type round nose FMJ (I didn't have any flat nose to try), Hornady JHP, Hydra-Shoks and Corbons. It didn't like the Gold Dots though, I was getting rimlock with them. I'll be sticking to FMJ's in it anyways but wanted to try some JHP's.

    This thing is suprisingly easy to shoot accurately for me never shooting one before...even one handed/weak handed. It's got a nice smooth, loooong trigger pull that took me a couple mags to get used to. But after I got used to it I was knocking down my 8" plates at 25yrds.....even killed a treat for the dog (rabbit) with it at about 20yrds.....works for me. :cool: I'll still shoot it some more this weekend on paper, gotta see how long till it completely falls apart on me...right?

    The slide, barrel, take down pin and extractor have been nickel plated by a shop in Houston (not sure the name). Plus I like the serial number letters CHL. :D


    Burt Gummer

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    I had the P32 and carried it for a couple of years.
    It was very reliable and I carried/shot Cor-Bon's in it with no problems.

    Good gun and I loved it when I installed the belt clip and I could carry wearing everything short of a speedo.;)


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    Jun 24, 2009

    A few months ago, I bought the Kel-Tec P3AT and really like it....you might want to consider a Covert Carrier for it---well worth the money...


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    Nov 21, 2008
    I like my 380, though I think the trigger on the .32's are better. I like the +1 mag extenders.

    I bought a IWB holster from ebay and it works pretty well. I just don't like the idea of a gun in the pocket.


    Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!
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    Jul 11, 2009
    East Houston
    I have 2 p3AT's and a Ruger LCP and carry one of them at all times. I don't even go down to the mailbox without one. One of these has over 50,000 carry miles on it but I switch them out regularly so I'm not sure which one it is.

    Using Federal Personal Defense .380 auto 90 grain JHP "hydra shok" ammo, the little heaters work faultlessly. Been carrying the Kel-Tec's for over 4 years and the Ruger came home later.

    When I got the Kel-Tec's, ammo was still plentiful so I bought every available .380 round and tried them all. The right load is critical as the pistols barf on the wrong load. Yes, they are a bit fussy about ammo! The Federal loads mentioned above always worked 100%.

    The Pistols are carried in my right pants pocket and the only problem that ever developed is a collection of pocket fuzz that needs to be cleaned out occasionally.

    As an experienced Kel-Tec carrier, may I offer some advice? I prefer 1911's and Glocks. They are the best in the world. I carry the Kel-Tecs or the Ruger because having one of those little pistols with me is better than the 1911 left at home on the nightstand. Someone is always trashing my choice of carry weapons. Don't listen to that cra_! Do what YOU feel is best!

    The problem stems from the individual image about what self defense is like. Some of our CHL holders see the Gunfight at the OK Corral with a quick reload and correct Weaver stance. Geeze.............

    My image goes like this: The bad guy makes his move, 5 quick rounds pop to the center of the mass in the night. After those rounds, I'm blinded & can't hear a durned thing. I'm scared to death & run like heck while he's figuring out what happened to him and why he is leaking red stuff. After running 3 blocks, I call the cops on my cell, advise them where his body should be while I figure out how to get a dry pair of shorts.

    Carry small but carry always.

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