March 31, 2010

Kel-Tec P32 32 ACP

The gun is ultra lightweight at 9 ounces. The grip is Du Pont ST-8018 plastic, and compared to the Beretta or the Walther, it seems like you could step on the P32 and break it. In reality it is not that easy.

The Kel-Tec P32 is by far one of the lightest, smallest, easiest to conceal and operate handguns out there.

To load the chamber, the slide must be pulled back manually as there no exterior slide lock. There are no levers to operate beyond the trigger itself. At rest the hammer is blocked and can only be set free by actually pulling the trigger.

Kel-Tec P32 32 ACP

Courtesy, Gun Tests

If you only need DAO operation, then this gun is worth the dollars.

The grip is very narrow, but the molded-in “checkering” provides excellent grip. The magazine release protrudes from the left side, but the spring is heavy enough to prevent accidentally releasing the mag. The only real pitfall is getting too much hand on the pistol and contacting the slide, which could cause abrasion or a simple malfunction.

The trigger is double action only; thus, the shooter need only concern himself with pressing and releasing the trigger smoothly and equally forward and back. This is a big advantage, in our opinion, especially under stress. We often see arguments over how to draw, how to clear a jam, how to stand. But the most successful firearms instructors preach simplified options as the way to survive in combat.

One necessary motor skill clearly defined and strictly ingrained beats a full menu of techniques under stress. That may be one reason why the Kel-Tec P32 had the fastest time over the course of our practical test. While producing nine out of ten hits on target (one X, two 10s, two 9s, one 8, and three 7-ring hits), overall elapsed times for the two runs were 1.71 and 1.72 seconds. First shots rang out at 0.41 and 0.49 seconds respectively. While not as impressive in the hand as either the Walther or the Beretta weapons, with these times it served the purpose of a close-quarters deep concealment piece the best, in our view.

At the bench it took some shooting to realize that gauging elevation with the supplied sights (for lack of a better word) was a challenge. The white insert guide-points were easier to reconcile right and left than up and down. Mounting the targets on the same level as the pistol produced the best results. Asking the sights to report to the shooter an adjustment in elevation was asking too much. But on the B-27E silhouette, hits and split times were consistent. Split times varied only from 0.29 to 0.33 second for an average of 0.32 second. While this is not a blistering pace, it is one that was consistent and provided enough accuracy for effective shot placement. Despite being available in a range of colors, this is not a toy.

Comments (35)

Thanks for correcting my ops.

Posted by: Mudrunner111 | April 14, 2010 2:06 PM    Report this comment

Sig Arms C3 1911 has no polymer.

Posted by: Robert J | April 14, 2010 12:38 PM    Report this comment

Good on you for turning the other cheek, blue88, but I had to wax sarcastic when your truly knowledgeable post was responded to with "Baloney!" followed by a contradictory example of an unknown phenomonon.
I'm a curmudgeon, but not an arsonist and I don't want to get a flame war going on this outstanding forum This thread has been very interesting and I just hate to see aggressive misinformation propogated so rudely.

Posted by: Dragonchow | April 9, 2010 2:36 PM    Report this comment

I only mentioned the polymer/plastic to show that they've come a long way from the brittle ABS (Arylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) plastics we had as kids toys. It may all look like "cheap black plastic," but they are all different. This is a good forum & I appreciate the advice I've received on other posts. Let's not gang-up on WildRomanian; he obviously has good expertise. I believe what he says is true, and that he's trying to help, not just bashing the gun. But of course, bash away where needed - the Kel Tec will never be accused of being the finest hand made gun out there! I still like mine.

Posted by: blue88 | April 9, 2010 12:17 PM    Report this comment

Taking a short look at what is available in polymer pistols. We will see Beretta P4 Storm, Kahr, Ruger, H&K USP, Taurus pistols, Springfield XD, Glock, Sig Arms C3 1911, P250, Kel - Tec, Hi Point, Smith & Wesson M&P, Walther P22, P99, PPS, CZ, FN, Diamondback (new on the market), Wilson Combat 1911, Charles Daly M-5 1911 polymer, EAA – ZASTAVA EZ, Witness, Kimber Ten 1911, Para

I more than likely missed a few and my apologies in advance. Many, many polymer pistols are now on the market. And some are definately not cheap.

Posted by: Mudrunner111 | April 8, 2010 6:02 PM    Report this comment

Yeah, that Gaston Glock guy is a fool! His silly POS plastic gun will never work...

Posted by: Dragonchow | April 8, 2010 12:46 PM    Report this comment

Quote: "The idea of "cheap plastic" has to be erased."
Baloney! Ever wonder why the trigger pins on the Ruger and Seecamp fall out of the gun? Because they have no detentes the soft plastic elongates under the pounding of the recoil allowing the pins to move and fall out. This does not happen with steel framed guns, even those few who do not have detentes holding the pins in. The simple fact is that if the pins are made a very tight fit in a steel framed gun they stay there as the holes do not elongate under recoil as they do in a junk plastic framed gun. I have also seen even occasional dis-assembly of the pins from plastic frame guns cause the holes in the junk plastic frames to elongate.
The advantage of using plastic is cheaper manufacturing cost and higher profits for the manufacturer. Lower purchase price for the consumer is not always true either. People often go into sticker shock when they see the price of some of the larger caliber plastic handguns as compared to steel framed guns.

Posted by: wild romanian | April 8, 2010 11:25 AM    Report this comment

If you excercise due diligence and practice to proficiency with a 2 finger grip, micro-sights, palm sized roscoe there is a positive side effect - when you then pull up your full size piece, it's magically become the easiest thing in the world to shoot like a champ!

Posted by: Dragonchow | April 7, 2010 3:47 PM    Report this comment

The idea of "cheap plastic" has to be erased. The review calls it Dupont plastic; more properly it should be Dupont polymer (like the owner's manual). I can assure you there are "plastics" more expensive than titanium. We're almost at a point where we decide in advance the physical properties & chemical resistance, then whip up the material. Like the review says, it looks like it might break if you step on it, but reality it's harder. This type of polymer has extreme impact resistance, is lightweight, and won't corrode. Every part of this gun is purpose-built. Ordnance-grade steel only where necessary.

I ordered the replacement metal guide rod (along w/ mag ext.), even though I know the original plastic one is superior. Even the seller on the phone said the plastic one will bend & less likely to bind the slide. Guess I'm still hopelessly stuck in last century too...

Posted by: blue88 | April 7, 2010 2:43 PM    Report this comment

If you like the .32acp the steel Seecamp has proven to be very reliable without the Kel-Tech jamming problems. Of course the price, as to be expected, is more. You get what you pay for. Spend less, expect less, way less. The Seecamp is now also available in .380 acp as well but it is a somewhat bigger and heavier gun than its .32acp counterpart. My own .32acp Seecamp has never ever jammed and its not made of junk plastic either. Its a gun that you will not be ashamed to show your colleagues or admit that you own.

Posted by: wild romanian | April 6, 2010 5:16 AM    Report this comment

A couple of more things for those still interested. Polish the feed ramp and rub the frame down with crocus cloth to get rid of the sharp edges. Also the mag base pad. Mine feels like a well-worn bar of soap now,but does not show it. The 32 has never had a feeding issue with any ammo. Ditto for the P3AT. Only the two FTF so far. I'm not ready to carry it just yet. It's still new, however. We'll see. PS You might want to contact RBCD ammo for some of their 32acp sizzling hot ammo advertised 30 gr bullet@ 1800 fps!!! ( out their video!

Posted by: sabre51 | April 5, 2010 10:34 PM    Report this comment

Although I've never experienced a jam with my P32 running Silvertips, cheaper import hollowpoints, and lots of different FMJ, I was aware of the issues with rim layering in the mag and stuffed them with finicky attention to position.
Regardless, my own informal comparisons wrapping a few layers of denim around a phone book and comparing number of pages pierced told me that the 32ACP didn't carry enough freight for adequate penetration with a HP. I keep mine stoked with FMJ ball.
More important than ammo selection, especially with difficult to handle hide-away guns, practice- practice-practice and if it gets the hiccups, fix it or get rid of it right away.

Posted by: Dragonchow | April 5, 2010 10:25 AM    Report this comment

Reliability in a self defense weapon is paramount period. Caliber is often of little consequence as penetration and bullet placement are the key. In the "Tompson Tests" early in the 20Th century it was proven that even the .30 Luger could kill full grown Steers that topped 1,200 lbs. As a matter of fact when the .30 Luger and 9x19 Luger started to show that they killed every bit as well as the .45 cal handguns then being tested, even when Tompson cheated (out of blind panic) by using expanding ammo in the .45 cal guns. The .45 cal. pistols still did not kill any better than the small caliber handguns when adequate penetration was achieved which was much easier to do as the caliber became smaller and much harder to achieve as the caliber became larger.

In conclusion, reliability is what nixes the Kel-tech and the new copy cat Ruger not the caliber. A full metal jacketed .32 acp will and has killed all out of proportion to its size. The newer super hot 25 Naa (necked down 32acp) and .32 Naa (necked down .380) is perhaps the biggest break through in small pocket guns in the last 100 years. This gun was laughed at by the "now it all moderators at the web-site the "Firing Line" when it first came out several years ago despite the fact that they all work for the gun industry but know little about the subject of guns and calibers. Of course the steel NAA gun costs much more than the Kel-Tech so only people who really believe that they may have to use such a weapon for self-defense would fork over the larger amount of cash to buy it while those who are mostly recreational shooters and who believe they will never actually have to use the Kel-Tech in a life or death situation will opt out "plastic cheapy" and buy the Kel-Tech with its unreliability problems.

Posted by: wild romanian | April 5, 2010 4:53 AM    Report this comment

CAUTION, use of this firearm with HP ammunition, of ANY brand, can result in a rim-lock malfunction which you will NOT be able to clear easily (it can take several minutes and requires at least 3 hands and a toothpick). For those skeptics, I speak from direct experience having experienced this problem. Furthermore, I know of at least 3 others who have also reported this problem, one a well-known gun writer who I overheard discussing the issue at an IDPA match.
The problem is well known to Kel Tec: they will sell you a kit to re-build your stock magazine that is supposed to prevent the problem. I know of an individual who experienced a rim-lock jam with a modified magazine.
Kel Tec claims this is a rarely experienced issue. Not good enough for me in a firearm designed and marketed as strictly for self defense. If own one of these and carry it, I recommend that you load hard ball only.

Posted by: L. B | April 4, 2010 5:54 PM    Report this comment

To echo some of the comments on this subject, the genus of these little pistols holds the pedigree of being a last ditch, desperation sort of weapon that most of us would carry in the role of a back-up piece. I have been fascinated with these diminuitive poppers to the extent that I have, in my collection a P32, P3AT, Ruger LCP, Beretta Tomcat, North American Guardian .380, a couple of ProTec .25s, an HP22, a North American Guardian mini-revolver .22, and a couple of Grendels
(P10 & P12). I routinely carry the LCP as a pocket back-up to the major pieces that I normally carry concealed on my strong side hip.
The P3AT and one of the Grendels have the role of glove box back-up in my cars. Each car also has as primary car-jack insurance a Taurus Judge stoked with OOO buckshot. Drawing from a holster in a car is too difficult, thus the reason for the Judges. My emphasis here is that the little guns are strictly back-up pieces. I have tested them all for functionality and reliablility, but I rarely fire them after that. I view the pocket pistols the same way I view the knife I routinely carry hooked to a belt loop on my trousers.....a very specialized tool for use only under the most dire of circumstances for up close & personal application. In that role, I think they are well suited. For those times I engage in more vigorous physical activity, such as yard work, the stainless Guardian .380 rides in my pocket, while a stainless Rossi .357 rides in a pancake holster on my strong side hip. All of these combinations have worked very well in the roles that I have assigned to them. Some of my friends and associates have commented that I am a bit over-armed, but I figure that the old Boy Scout Motto....."Be Prepared" good advice.

Posted by: canovack | April 4, 2010 1:04 PM    Report this comment

It's not about the good guys winning. It is a simple pro or con proposition. I don't own one of these. I chose a P11 instead. Easily pocket carryable/concealable and disappears and forgotten in a Grandfather Oak Kydex IWB tuckable style holster. Twice the caliber for about 1/4 larger package makes the .32 ACP to ME PERSONALLY a choice that is easy to pass over. Just like .25 ACP pocket pistols used to be popular, I think the .32 will fall into that realm too. It's my life. It's worth more to me than a marginal bet.

Posted by: Markbo | April 4, 2010 10:15 AM    Report this comment

I think the extreme love-it or hate-it attitude comes from accepting the gun for what it is vs. expecting something it's not. The gun IS: A small, Spartan, lightweight, easily
concealed handgun with some semblance of caliber (vs. .22 or .25). The gun IS NOT a hunting or assault weapon, it will not stop a Buick at 100 yds, and it has zero appearance "fear factor." It is a last ditch self defence gun only, and the sight of it from the downstream end might even be hilarious until the report (which does not shift the atmosphere like a .44 magnum). It is nothing like a "traditional" gun. But
remember, the German MG-42 horrified their own gunmakers, stamping & welding parts to mass produce cheaply. It turned out to be one of the most fearsome weapons on the battlefield,
and captured MG42's shocked the Allies with their cyclic rate f fire.

As for accuracy, passers-by at the gun show where I bought it told me it will take 200 rounds practice to qualify. Realistically, I couldn't hit the proverbial barn door until
~450 rounds of practice, spaced out one box a session.

Posted by: blue88 | April 4, 2010 10:06 AM    Report this comment

Lets see here I see 12 positive comments from happy people and 4 negative comments. That is 75% for and 25% against. The good guys win. Seriously the notes from the nay sayers speak to unreliable, under powered and in effective. There are balistics reports free out on the web for anyone who is willing to search for them to show just what kind of damage can be done from a 32 ACP HP round. This is an up close and very personal encounter gun able to go BANG every time the trigger is pulled. No muss no fuss just pull the trigger. How suprised will the bad guy feel that is chocking your throat when they realize that you just pulled the little popper from your pocket and start squeezing the trigger a few times? You do not miss at this range and they can not move 1000 feet per second. Yes I love my 40 cal and even better the 45 ACP but that is for those time when you are dressed to carry heavy firepower. It is hard to be out running and holding onto a 1911 or some other firearm at 30 plus oz. As for safety and effectiveness lets see here. Long trigger pull in DAO. No accidental discharge this little gun goes bang when I want it to. The modern HP rounds from Speer, Federal, Winchester are proven rounds used by many police department as duty issue. Stick with what has been proved. If you are not happy with the level of damage that can be done with the 32 ACP that is OK and use what you like. If other have done the research and know the facts behind the round it would be better not to express that their life is worth less. The gun is a tool, a tool of self protection to be used in the most difficult time of your life. Some have said they would rather carry their Baretta 25 than the Kel Tec P-32. Let me see the 25 ACP is a smaller round than the 32 ACP. Does this make sense? We are admonished that bigger is better. Dragonchow's note above said it well. The 32ACP beats hell out of harsh language and sharp fingernails!

Posted by: Mudrunner111 | April 4, 2010 8:21 AM    Report this comment

Reading over all the comments on its unreliability I find it absolutely amazing that anyone would stake there life on such an unreliable gun. How much is your life worth? Obviously not much, considering the number of people who have kept these guns after they found out how many problems of unreliability this weapon has.

Posted by: wild romanian | April 3, 2010 4:10 PM    Report this comment

I have the P3AT which is basically the same thing. It's an OK gun, with the main advantage being the small size and easy "concealability". But you should know that the sights on these guns are not good - you can barely see the front sight, and most people will find that they aren't very accurate at long distances, but that's not what they are intended for. They are plenty accurate at close distances. The design of the grip has these sharp points/edges so when you shoot you feel that in your hand and it is NOT comfortable. My hand hurts after shooting a box. So, it's and for an OK gun for the money and for its intended purpose. I'd recommend the P3AT to take advantage of the better .380ACP round. Be safe!

Posted by: TopGun | April 2, 2010 8:36 PM    Report this comment

I really didn't like this gun when I bought it at a show. I wanted a Ruger LCP, but none to be found. I bought ammo & a holster and when I got it home I took out the plastic gun case & thought it was empty! I thought maybe the seller mistakenly gave me the display model empty box! It was so light & flimsy, I thought it might fall apart in my hands. It has since proven a reliable gun. I now have an LCP .380 als, but I'm more accurate with the .32

Posted by: blue88 | April 2, 2010 1:34 PM    Report this comment

I purchased a P32 about 10 years ago for a back-up gun. Had to qualify with it out to 25 yards. It is amazingly accurate for such a small gun. Anyone with shooting skills should have no problem shooting it accurately. Those without the skills always blame the gun.

Posted by: Glenn M | April 1, 2010 8:27 PM    Report this comment

We have the P32,P3AT and a PF9 as well as other pistols. The 380 and the 9 are hard chrome with the 32 in blue (well since it is the wife's it is now PINK) She put about 300 rounds through her 32 before taking her CCW class and scored near top of the class with this little gun at all (and I do mean all) distances. Learn how to shoot and anything you shoot at is yours out to 75 feet. How do I know? I did it with this little 32. I would never consider putting my wife in potential danger without something that will give her the element of suprise and the power of 8 Speer Gold Dot HP to shift the balance of power in her favor. Train like you fight and fight to win the encounter! PS no FTF or FTE's. Not a bad combination for the money.

Posted by: Mudrunner111 | April 1, 2010 6:13 PM    Report this comment

A P3AT has been my everyday, go anywhere carry gun for years. It's 100% reliable and rides in any front or back pocket without printing. One thing that's remarkable about the little gun: after being toted around in all kinds of weather and conditions for ages it still looks as good as the day I bought it, and that's with minimal maintenance. At some point my inner skin flint/Jethro Bodine will probably prompt me to buy cousin P32 also.

Posted by: Dulrug | April 1, 2010 5:05 PM    Report this comment

I purchased a first gen P32 and had many problems with feeding until I was talking to a gun shop owner who informed me that Kel-Tec had stated that the gun was designed for Winchester Silver Tip Ammo only. This was not in the supplied paperwork, but since the ammo switch, the gun has functioned flawlessly. It has (after purchase of a stainless P3AT) been relegated to deep cover use only, backing up my large caliber handgun and P3AT. The P3AT has never malfunctioned though the magazine does occasionally release in pocket carry. I have trained myself to automatically check this when drawing the weapon. I do take these guns to the range to stay familiar with their use, but only fire a box per gun, versus the multiple boxes of rounds that go through my main line weapons.

Posted by: TERRY B | April 1, 2010 5:01 PM    Report this comment

I have a Gen1 P3AT I bought when they first came out. Had to send it back for extractor issues. Had it back in 11 days and it ran w/o a hitch since. Lately, I too have had the problem of the take-down pin backing out a bit, but not enough to cause a problem. Takes a couple o'mag fulls to make it really happen and this is not a gun for extended combat. When I can do without it I'll have the parts replaced.
_Maybe_ the Ruger won't have these problems, but again, since the extractor issue was solved it has fired time and again with all sorts of ammo.
A friend of mine who used to own a local gun store sold quite a few P32s. The couple of times anyone had a problem with one, he and I would go test fire it and the issues came back to shooter error.
While I prefer the .380 I think the advantage is small if any, ballistically, and it seems to me the .32 version might be less prone to problems. Stuffing a .380 into a gun designed for the .32acp cartridge is bound to cause some issues. I've debated for some time replacing my P3AT with a P32. Extra round, less recoil, and the ones I've shot were plenty accurate. I could keep all the shots on a 12 oz Sprite can from 50 feet.
EVERY gun manufacturer has lemons out there. For me and folks I know Kel-Tec had great customer service and got the problem fixed in days rather than weeks or months.

Posted by: CeltKnight | April 1, 2010 3:41 PM    Report this comment

This gun is a real piece of junk. Skin flints and Jethro Bodine's love it because of its cheap price not withstanding its unreliability. One colleague of mine sent his back to the factory 3 times because one of the pins in the gun kept falling out when firing it rendering the gun inoperative. What a piece of trash.

Posted by: wild romanian | April 1, 2010 1:40 PM    Report this comment

Given Gabe Saurez's credentials,it is hard to dismiss his opinion, but I have found with both the 32 and 380 Kel-Tecs that if I control the trigger stroke and break, I can hit the head of a sillouette target at will at 21 ft or so. Good enough for its intended purpose. The secret to these guns as self-defense weapons is to carry the BEST ammo you can find that is reliable in the guns. One thing I would remind everyone about the 32 is that it is a semi-rimmed cartridge, and care must be taken when loading the mag to insure that the rims do not clash as they are stripped off the mag by the slide.This can cause a stoppage on occasion. Not a good thing! My 32 has never failed to function, but my 380 ( both Kel-Tecs) has had a couple of failure to detonate the primers on first strike issues, as well as the disassembly pin partially backing out under recoil. Neither are desirable. My advise is to shoot them until you are confident of their reliability with your chosen ammo. Also, my wife can cycle the slide on the 32, but she lacks the hand strength to cycle the slide on the 380 with a loaded mag in the gun. Something to consider.

Posted by: sabre51 | April 1, 2010 1:01 PM    Report this comment

I too have both the Kel-Tec P32 and P3AT. My first purchase was the P32, that I intended for use as a back-up piece. While I also installed the magazine extension and belt clip on the P32, I was not really confident in the .32 ACP round, so I purchased the P3AT. Of course the .380 isn't a powerhouse either, but as a back-up to my major caliber piece that I normally carry hostered on my strong side hip, it's OK. While the Kel-Tecs do not have an impressive appearance, they do perform pretty well in spite of their diminuitive size
when loaded with Winchester Silver Tip ammo. Since the Kel-Tecs have a relatively unfinished appearance, I was duly impressed with the Ruger LCP when it made its debut, so I bought one of them. The LCP is much more confidence inspiring than the Kel-Tecs, so I have given the P32 to my wife, and the P3AT has been relegated to the center console of one of my cars.....again as back-up to whatever major caliber piece is asssigned permanent duty to the car. I use the terms "permanent duty to the car", because it is very difficult to draw a holstered pistol while seated in the car. That said, each of my cars has a permanent armament of a Taurus "Judge" loaded with .410 shotshells holding 000 buckshot. To some, I'd guess that I might be a bit "overarmed", however I abide by the concept
of "better to have and not need, than to need and not have".

Posted by: canovack | April 1, 2010 12:21 PM    Report this comment

Packing a big, robust, powerful handgun is a comforting but uncomfortable proposition. Say what you will about this little mouse popper, but it's the one that I'll have on me (at the least, so to speak) no matter what. 32ACP beats hell out of harsh language and sharp fingernails!
An old pal that runs daily, usually shirtless, drops his P32 into the little mesh coin pocket in his shorts (no wisecracks please). It's the only centerfire he's ever found that fits and doesn't try to pull his shorts down. It's so diminutive that you can even stick it under your hat! Hey, there's an idea for a new holster style...?

Posted by: Dragonchow | April 1, 2010 12:03 PM    Report this comment

I have a Kel-Tec .32 and a .380. I would not stake my life on either one. Both are terribly inaccurate with long awkward trigger pulls. The sights are totally unrelated to the bullet strike. I even mounted Armalasers on both guns to no avail, so I find the actual effective range to be arms length. I would rather carry my Beretts 950 .25 ACP than either Kel-Tec. Gabe Suarez has the same opinion.

Posted by: highlander712 | April 1, 2010 9:06 AM    Report this comment

Got one for my wife she loves it I love it she won't let me have it. darn!!! Gues I'll just have to go get my own. Great concealment for shopping as well as church services-I feel safer and nobody's frightened .

Posted by: knucklehead | April 1, 2010 8:56 AM    Report this comment

Mine resides in a manicure case, with a 10-round reload mag. Sometimes in a pocket in my Daytimer.
Nothing else even comes close for ultimate concealment.

Definitely a keeper.

Posted by: REX B | April 1, 2010 8:37 AM    Report this comment

I love mine!

What wasn't mentioned is that it's about the best gun out there for "back pocket" concealment. There are the types of holsters which have a "squared" shape so that it literally looks like a wallet in your pocket, without even having to "pad" it with an added handkerchief, etc. Even holstered with an inside-the-pants concealer, it's practically invisible and even the wearer will hardly notice it's there.

Also, there's an extended magazine available which lets you add another finger to your grip as well as adding two additional rounds.

With some high-quality hollow-points, it's a force to be reckoned with at the extreme closeup confrontations that it was intended to address.

The magazines - especially the "default" flush-bottomed ones (ie, not extended) can easily fit into a jeans front pocket, since they're so thin.

I was also most pleased with the accuracy. Frankly, I didn't think I would be able to hit the broad-side of a barn at first, but was pleasantly surprised; even at ranges up to 25yds. MUCH more accurate than I would've thought.

I highly recommend this "big-little" jewel.

Posted by: ED B | April 1, 2010 8:26 AM    Report this comment

I love mine!

What wasn't mentioned is that it's about the best gun out there for "back pocket" concealment. There are the types of holsters which have a "squared" shape so that it literally looks like a wallet in your pocket, without even having to "pad" it with an added handkerchief, etc. Even holstered with an inside-the-pants concealer, it's practically invisible and even the wearer will hardly notice it's there.

Also, there's an extended magazine available which lets you add another finger to your grip as well as adding two additional rounds.

With some high-quality hollow-points, it's a force to be reckoned with at the extreme closeup confrontations that it was intended to address.

The magazines - especially the "default" flush-bottomed ones (ie, not extended) can easily fit into a jeans front pocket, since they're so thin.

I was also most pleased with the accuracy. Frankly, I didn't think I would be able to hit the broad-side of a barn at first, but was pleasantly surprised; even at ranges up to 25yds. MUCH more accurate than I would've thought.

I highly recommend this "big-little" jewel.

Posted by: ED B | April 1, 2010 8:26 AM    Report this comment

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