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    bought this gun with non firm holster . shoots beautiful, is extremely light weight, and a real joy to handle. has extended grip withtwo extra clips carried . real accurate gun with 47 out of 50 rounds hit target in kill zone at 9 yrds. ideal for security and personal protection.was wondering if anyone else has one and how they liked it??? i have a model 66 s & w with 4" barrel but it is so heavy and bulky it is no pleasure to carry or handle.

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    I have had one for a couple of years but stopped carrying it because I believe it is inadequate for self defense. Maybe as a back up to a back up but not as a primary self defense weapon.
    Actually it's for sale.
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    I have the original Keltec P32. It has a clip to fit in the back pocket. It is a backup firearm. Or a deap concealed firearm. I have had this firearm for 10 years. Recently I realized I hadn't shot the little thing in two years or so, so yesterday I took it to the range. I also hadn't cleaned it in two years either. I performed flawlessly. I don't know if you can see the .32 rounds in the target. By the way I chose to point and shoot at 7 yards and did not use the sights.





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    I had one, for about 5 months. Sold it because I wouldn't trust my life to it. It was fine for the first 50, or so, rounds. After that? It was a jam-o-matic, if you will.

    I've heard of others who send theirs pack to KelTec for some kind of feed ramp polishing deal & it's been fine for them after that.
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    I really disgree with this one! That means that we can have any yahoo running around with a gun with out the proper training. This really scares the hell out of me. Just my two-cents!
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    Joe Schmedlap out there with a loaded weapon thinking he's going to deter crime and he's not even trained to fire his weapon safely just kinda makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up.

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    I bought a P3AT a couple years ago. It is so small and light that you can easily forget you have it on you. I read that some people regarded the gun as a 50/50 risk-- a lot of guns were duds and prone to malfunctions, while others performed flawlessly. So far mine has performed with 100% reliability. I've used various FMJ rounds, Remington hollow points, and Winchester Silvertips. Mine shoots accurately to the point of aim.

    It's ugly and looks cheap. The finish is rough, and isn't anything I'd care to shoot repeatedly for long periods because it isn't that comfortable to shoot. I last fired it a week ago in a session where I also fired 10mm and .44 magnum. The little .380 was the only one that made my hand feel sore afterward. The reason for that is that it has some sharp mold seams on the inside of the trigger guard that need to get smoothed down. The sample posted by gogodawgs looks like it has a better finish than mine so maybe they've improved the finish somewhat.

    The sights are rudimentary, but for its intended use you probably wouldn't acquire a sight picture. It's an up close and personal gun.

    Aesthetic appeal is not an important consideration. Reliability is. I regard it as a backup or deep cover gun, not as a primary weapon. I do not consider the .380 inadequate when used within reasonable limits. Wouldn't use it as a trail gun in bear country, but I'm confident it will make a bad guy's day take a turn for the worse when stuck in an ear canal or eye socket.
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