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After years of carrying the P3AT and wondering if I really needed both...
I added a P32. My wife has one and I liked shooting hers, and... maybe it's just mental but I can actually feel the sub-2 ounce difference when pocket carrying. Anyway, I picked up a used blue gen 2 the other day and took it to the range today. As expected, it functioned flawlessly (other than an ammo problem, but more about that later). I put 150+ rounds through it. All rounds that detonated, fed, fired, and ejected without issue. This is my 5th Kel-tec and it has been my experience that Kel-tec handguns just work. I did a lot of point shooting but when I chose to aim carefully, I had no trouble keeping inside the 10 ring at 7 yards. I'm a happy camper and will be carrying this little pocket rocket often.
Now, to the ammo issue... I'm a S&B/Fiocchi fmj guy when it comes to .32 acp. Although I was pretty well stocked, I bought a box of S&B at a gun show not long ago. When I got it home, it was all stamped correctly but the plastic ammo tray was red instead of green like I'd been seeing. I actually emailed S&B and asked them if cartridge tray color meant anything. They responded that the trays should actually be black. Just to be safe, before carrying the ammo, I took out a few random rounds from the box and separated them from my other Fiocchi and S&B ammo so I could tell them apart at the range. The rounds from the new box went click instead of bang. I'm glad I'm still alive to tell about it (which is why I function test ammo before carrying it). These weren't light strikes. The primers had deep indentions from the firing pin like you would expect. I've heard of occasional hard primers from S&B but these dented quite nicely. I think they were just a dead batch. Basically, I got taken on that box. To be clear, all of my other ammo, including previously purchased S&B, fired without issue.
In any event, it wasn't enough to dampen my day. I love my new baby! :rayof:
 

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I've had my P32 for many years and love it. Not my daily carry but when I want to carry something for deep concealment, IMO, can't beat it. Has always functioned at the range with no problems also. I carry it with FMJ ammo.
 

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I've had my P32 for many years and love it. Not my daily carry but when I want to carry something for deep concealment, IMO, can't beat it. Has always functioned at the range with no problems also. I carry it with FMJ ammo.
Absolutely a great concealment/lightweight carry option. It will be my summer pocket gun as well as "run to the corner store" gun. I still have my ol' reliable P3AT but it's going to vacation in the safe for a while. I find the P32 much more shootable.
 
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