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As a new owner of a P32, I would like to increase the trigger pull to match that of a DA revolver. (for safety reasons). Does anyone know if there is a spring or something else which could be installed to accomplish this?

Thank you in advance.
 

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None that I know off. I have 4 P-32 ,1 P3AT, and 1 PF-9 . The 32's go back at least 10 years. Their carried by wife and now 2 of my daughter's and myself. We have never found a problem with the trigger to light carried with a holster in Pocket or IWB I carry IWB with the KT clip.
I feel pistol totally safe. Your the 1st person. Ive seen worried about being to lite of trigger. A heavy trigger would make that small of a pistol near impossible to pull and hit anything with. . Its a pretty long trigger pull .
Myself and I guess 1000's of owners that carry are satisfied . Give the pistol a try If can't accept the trigger Then may be the KT or the Ruger copies are not right for you.

Most people I know with revolvers .Have been worked. To, reduce the trigger pull on their DA revolver. That their 2 heavy and reduce accuracy of DA shooting.

Of course all this just my opinion . Others may post agreeing with you.
 

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That's a first. ..I don't ever remember someone asking to make a Kel Tec trigger HARDER to pull. It's usually the other way around.
 

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Michael T:

Thank you for your response. I know it sounds kind of backwards to want a heavier trigger pull but the reason is that I want to keep the gun out in the open in the house. (No kids or grandkids at all.) My wife would be more comfortable knowing that it could not be accidently discharged by handling it. She is comfortable with our .22 cal revolver so I was wondering if I could make the P32 "feel like a revolver" in terms of the trigger pull. Until I can buy and install a $3000 Security door, I feel more comfortable with having close access to a gun, just in case. (I don't live in the safest area)
 

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Its pretty safe. Its a lot like a revolver, youll need to pull that trigger a long distance over a heavy load to discharge it. It won't go off by just touching it, dropping it, or even pulling on the trigger a bit. You have to pull it like you MEAN it. Handling the gun according to the NRA recommended practices (keeping your finger off the trigger, keeping it pointed in a safe direction being the 2 key ones here) will be perfectly safe.

That said if you still do not trust it, there are even heavier pull guns out there. The Hungarian FEG 9x18 has a trigger than a gorilla cannot pull. The larger kel tecs are tougher; I cannot pull the p-11 and I am a grown man (with some hand problems, but still).

There is a happy medium here. At some point the trigger becomes too stout to shoot rapidly as is required in most defense situations. Past that, it becomes unusable by all but the strongest people, which generally do not include the elderly, many women, and quite a few men who did not choose plumbing or construction or bodybuilding etc as a career.

The gun you buy just might end up in your wife's hands in a situation. IMO she needs to take it out and shoot it with you, and to feel comfortable both while using it and when it is stored. She needs to understand what it takes to make it fire, and decide if that is enough to prevent accidents.
 

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Jonnin:

Excellent advice! Instead of modifying the trigger, I will have her get better acquainted with the new gun. If I can quell her fears, then I have won the battle of the nervous wife. Thank you for your great advice. I will definitely take her to the range with the P32.
 

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Get yourself a nice kydex holster or a kydex trigger guard. Makes handling them safe....treat it as an entire unit. Guns are safe if you keep your finger out of the trigger.
I did the same thing with an old holster for my glock, I took the paddle part off and I use the rest as a trigger guard. Most of the others stay in a Remora holster, I didn't want one for the glock. It's a cheap and easy way to add a little extra protection against a negligent discharge.
 

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When we would go shooting in the desert, my wife refused to try my PF9. Mostly because of the strong recoil but she didn't like the trigger either. She did like my P32, as do a lot of ladies. They also like Bersa Thunder 380's too, which was the first gun my wife chose and purchased for herself. I recently traded my PF9 for a Thunder 380 Plus (15 + 1 rounds) because of physical limitations (I can't rack the slide of a PF9 anymore). My next gun purchase IS going to be another P32... I regret selling the 1st one:(, should have kept it!!!!!:eek:
 

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Get yourself a nice kydex holster or a kydex trigger guard. Makes handling them safe....treat it as an entire unit. Guns are safe if you keep your finger out of the trigger.
That is a good idea too. Between taking the wife to the range to acquaint her with the gun AND leaving it holstered while lying on a table will probably solve my problem of the nervous wife.

Thanks for the good advice. There is a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum!
 

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Good luck.
A bit of education goes a long way. The bought and paid for media insists that guns just "go off" from time to time. This is a lie. The lie is propagated by idiots that pull the trigger and have an "accident" then explain to the cops (who know better) that the gun just "went off". What happened, in 99.999% of those cases, is the was loaded and the trigger was pulled. The other one in a million are caused by dropping antique guns, or damaged/modified/broken guns. Those can "go off" at random: most of the antique ones that are not safe to drop are well known (eg revolvers with hard hammer firing pins), and the few defective models that do it have recalls to get it fixed. Modified and broken guns can be disposed of or repaired. But normal, out of the box, modern weapons do not "go off". It is unheard of (outside of the obvious cover-up stories).
 
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