Kel-Tec P-32 Pocket Pistol
The Kel-Tec P-32 pocket pistol is the company's premier gun chambered for the .32 Auto cartridge. Some companies try to make a gun that does everything and some make a gun that does one thing well. The P-32 is an example of the latter. It is made specifically to work well as a concealed carry pistol.
Following the now tried and true design which has worked well for the company in the past. The P-32 features a two-element frame comprised of a lightweight aluminum internal skeleton wrapped in an impact resistant polymer external frame which also serves as the grip and trigger guard of the gun. This frame is then matched to a steel slide and steel barrel of the pocket pistol.
The gun is known for simplicity in both its design and operation. The controls are pretty much limited to the trigger and the reversible magazine release. The internal operation of the pistol, however, is anything but low-tech. While no external safety exists, the pocket pistol does feature a transfer bar which breaks to the continuity between the hammer and the firing pin and prevents the gun from being discharged without the trigger being pulled. The trigger itself is double-action only but is known for having a very light trigger pull when compared to other guns.
Kel-Tec markets the gun as having a superior locking mechanism, recoil operation, and real-world accuracy on par with larger compact size and service pistols. The P-32 is popular with civilians and law enforcement personnel both who use it as a primary or backup gun depending on what the situation calls for. They also are keenly aware that the gun is a favorite of female shooters who appreciate the grip size, relatively easy manipulation of the slide, and lack of complexity.
Magazine capacity is 7 rounds of .32 AUTO ammo and the magazine release is easily reversed for left handed shooters. The gun is not truly ambidextrous though, as the slide release is only mounted on the left side of the pistol. It is available in a blued, parkerized, or hard chrome finish.
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