P3AT VS P32 for kick?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by iweb, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. iweb

    iweb New Member

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Wife is wanting to learn to shoot SD so I am thinking of P32 or Walther P22 to get her started. I have never shot a P32 so how does it differ recoil wise from a P3AT?
     
  2. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    Somewhat less than the .380. Kinda hard to describe. Maybe you could borrow one for a try. My wife doesn't like either one but I think both are quite manageable.
     

  3. Brewster6514

    Brewster6514 Active Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    i have only shot a p32 once but it was quite mild compared to the P3AT.
     
  4. Ape

    Ape New Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Colorado
    Let me put it this way...... my 9 year old daughter LOVES my wife's P32 and will shoot it all day long if we let her!  ;-)
     
  5. engineer88

    engineer88 New Member

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    Nov 26, 2007
    Never shot a P32 but I can tell you the P3AT is nothing to me, but my wife shot it twice, put it down said "no thank you"and never picked it up again, LOL. A .22 is always the best way to start a noob to our fine sport. :)
     
  6. engineer88

    engineer88 New Member

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    Nov 26, 2007
    Just to add the SIG Mosquito can be had for cheaper then what I am seeing the P22's for nowadays (saw the SIG for $278 the other day) and it is a much more well made pistol, and softer shooting to boot.
     
  7. iweb

    iweb New Member

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    Nov 22, 2008
    I will check out the Sig, wife just held a P3AT, Ruger 22/45, XD, CZ 92, Glock 27, and liked the "feel" of the P3AT the best so I think if the 32 with a pinkie extender doesn't kick much it is the way to go. When I get home I will check around to see if I can find one to try out. We don't have a shooting range to rent one.
     
  8. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    I would say that the recoil of the P32 is perhaps 10-20% less than the P3AT, depending upon ammo.  It is a significant difference.  I think many ladies and non-recoil junkies would prefer it, or at least shoot it better.  The very slight decrease in size/weight, an extra round capacity in the standard mag, available 10 rd mag, and slide stop are also nice features. :cool:
     
  9. Ape

    Ape New Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Colorado
    Not to hijack the thread buuuuuut.........I love the new avitar TxCajun!!! Made me chuckle! ;-)
     
  10. iweb

    iweb New Member

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Does anyone own the Sig and any input? I have some ads out to buy a P32, if nothing else it would be a nice little brother to the P3AT.
     
  11. toddmog

    toddmog New Member

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    Jul 8, 2007
    I don't have any info on the Sig, but I would personally stay away from the P22. I have a friend that has one and it doesn't like the bulk pack ammo. (My reason for buying a .22 was cheap ammo...not stingers or mini mags) On the other hand, I have only had one failure with my Ruger MKIII 22/45. My wife loves to shoot it when she isn't shooting her Kahr CW9. She hated my P3AT too.
     
  12. iweb

    iweb New Member

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Wife is going to shoot my 22/45, she thought it was heavy but we will see how the shooting goes.
     
  13. Bert

    Bert Banned

    Mar 4, 2007
    I have both the p-22 & the P-3at.

    The wife can rack and shoot both, but for the ccw course, the p-22 will be much easier to handle.

    Bert