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Bought a P-32 from a local gun shop & have been putting it through the paces. Black grip with parkerized slide.

First gun I've ever been truly comfortable with in my front pocket. Like it was made to be there ;). In a Sticky holster, which is working well. Might fashion myself something similar from thin leather, rough side out, just because I like leather holsters. The Sticky is quite functional.

Did a "fluff & buff", though probably not necessary. Hard as I looked, not much in the way of tool marks or roughness, & no mold flashing on the polymer. Might have gotten lucky, but can tell you this- have purchased new handguns (that shall remain nameless) costing 2x & 3x as much that couldn't match it for fit & finish. More than one brand.

Have put Remington 71 grain FMJ & Hornady 60 grain XTP through it. No failures to feed/extract/eject. Slide didn't lock back after one magazine of the Hornady. Think it was a combination of factors; had already fired nearly 100 rounds that trip (gun was getting dirty), and the weak loading. The Hornady ammunition was noticeably weaker than the Remington, and by quite a bit. These were the only types I could find locally. Would buy the Remington again if needed, though it's expensive. Would only buy the Hornady (a brand I typically like very much) if no other option. Not just because it's weaker; the OAL is also considerably shorter, making it a better candidate for rim lock. To be fair though, that didn't happen through two boxes. A bunch of Fiocchi 73 grain FMJ is en route, & if it proves out I'll likely stick to it for both range & carry. Nice to know the Remington is a good option, since I know a couple places that carry it locally. Still kicking around the idea of getting dies & reloading for it. First I'd have to figure out how to corral the brass, it really flings 'em.

Flat out shocked at how easily I was able to keep it in the boiler room of a silhouette target at 7m. Shooter/firearm fit is such a personal thing, the same gun feeling to one guy like a well tailored suit, & to the next like a shoe three sizes too small. So... I'm not gonna yell about how much better the P-32 shoots than all other small handguns. It's true for me (& I've tried a bunch), but I know better than to assume it would be for everyone.

Trigger was a pleasant surprise. Pull is long, not entirely a bad thing for a pocket pistol. Break is quite clean, and the pull can be staged fairly easily if you're shooting for bragging rights. Mine breaks consistently at 6-1/4 lbs on my trigger scale.

LGS has 7-round magazines for $17, so I need to get my rear in gear & pick up a few spares.
 

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Congrats on your new p32. The results you got are the same as mine when shooting the pistol. I used s&b fmj in my gun. Worked flawlessly with no issues, even after 200 rounds. This is my carry piece in a front pocket holster.
 

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You can't help but luv the P-32. Mine has well over 700 flawless rounds thru it. I have shot HP's at the range with no problems. But mostly I shoot Fiocchi FMJ and Prvi Partizan FMJ and these are the rounds I use for carry also. You will always be glad you purchased a P-32. :thankyou::thankyou::thankyou:
 

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You will always be glad you purchased a P-32.
Like the sound of that, & I don't doubt it.

The Fiocchi got here yesterday, & it too ran without a hitch.

Have already carried to one particular place where I had not in the past (due to a less than friendly atmosphere regarding one's right to bear arms in defense- nothing illegal). Reckon that alone made it worth the price of admission to Club P-32.

Considering getting another. Tend to shoot quite a bit. As even high quality small autoloaders are wont to do, it'll eventually wear out one or another part & need a refresh. Having another would keep the carry train moving along at such a time. Or maybe a New York reload. If that isn't enough reason, there's also this: I just want another one :melikey:
 

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I like the way ya think! Guess I should spend the $$$ on ammunition though.

Half a case combined through the two of mine, not a malf to speak of. Right front pocket, probably 15 hours a day on average. Dandy little pistols.
 

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Actually, that was more a joke than a suggestion. But like they say, one is none and two is one. That makes seven is more I guess. If he can afford the gun and ammo, he will always be armed with the same weapon, with the same characteristics. That way, if one goes down, everything remains the same because of the duplicates.
 
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