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Old 09-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #11
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Ive had a Kel-tec p32 for years and it has been a reliable last resort piece for me... Way faster followup shots then my lcp.

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I think it is between the Kel-tec 32 acp or the SIG 238. I looked at the two of them at the local store and I can move the slide of both of them.

I have to find a shop that has them to rent, you know to give them a shot, .

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Thank you for your service, and sacrifice.

I have shot the PPK. IMO it is a little beast. The one I borrowed chewed up the web of my gun hand. Well, the PPK, looks cool, and James Bond carries one.

If you are having issues with pulling a slide back, I may suggest using auto's for range time only.

Personally, one of my carry firearms is a S&W 442, in .38. I have discovered the 100 g wad, or semi wad cutter reloads. I can fire five very accurate rounds with minimal recoil.

My loads crony at 800 fps and do a number on a gallon water jug.

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I have been look for a small auto pistol. Perferably one as small as my Taurus PT-22. I love the size of this gun, but a 22 is a poor self-defense round and the weapon is not reliable at all. I can't go for twenty rounds before a jam. I already have a S&W m36 that a often carry but I really want a small auto.

The problem is that I am retired from the NYPD because I was shot in the hand and I have had reconstructive surgerys to repair my hand. This has made racking a slide difficult and painful. I tried my friend's Kel-tec .380 and the recoil is stout for such a small gun and for a smaller caliber than my .38 special. So I started looking at .32 acp models. I looked at the Beretta Tomcat because with tip-up pistols I don't have to manipulate the slide. My son, however, said that it may have the same problems as my Taurus because of the similar design (no extractor).

He suggested a walther ppk in 380 or .32 acp, or the walther pk-380. I think that is still too large though.

Does anyone have any better suggestions?

I really want it to be small and low recoil. I know that those two groups can be exclusive categories but it is still what I am looking for, sorry for being difficult, .
Can't go wrong with a parabellum round in athin gun like the Keltec PF9 :


Here with glow-on enhanced sights:
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Can't go wrong with a parabellum round in athin gun like the Keltec PF9 :


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Dude, you are hilarious! Keep em coming!
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Thanks M14sRock, happy to oblige:
This is a view from behind the same keltec, by the way at the request of some guys from this forum, we are working on bright yellow and orange, we'll post results

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You should include the Kahr P380 in your search -- there have been some very positive reviews of this gun including a statement about its low recoil. Kahrs are on the high-quality/high-price side of the market -- the P380 would be a good comparison against the Sig. Thank you for your service!

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You should include the Kahr P380 in your search -- there have been some very positive reviews of this gun including a statement about its low recoil. Kahrs are on the high-quality/high-price side of the market -- the P380 would be a good comparison against the Sig. Thank you for your service!
Didn't think of that one. I am going to try and find a range that has the Sig p238, the Kahr P380, and the Kel-tec 32 acp and see which one feels best.

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