Kel-Tec P-32

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Summary: The manufacturer’s description and specs, the average user rating, and pricing info for the Kel-Tec P-32 pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The P-32 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .32 ACP cartridge.The firing mechanism is double action only. The magazine has a 7 round capacity. The KEL-TEC P-32 is the lightest .32 Auto pistol ever made. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns.

The P-32 is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by licensed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-32 ideal for female shooters. From the very beginning of the design and development, computers have been used exclusively. All machined components are also made on modern high speed computerized equipment.

The P-32 has six main component groups: barrel, slide, firing mechanism, grip, and magazine. The barrel is made of SAE 4140 ordnance steel, heat treated to 48 HRC. The slide is also 4140 steel, and contains the firing pin and the extractor. The rectangular frame is machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminum and houses the firing mechanism.

The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety.

MSRP: $318–$377

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.32 ACP 7+1 2.7″ 5.1″ 3.5″ .75″ 6.6 oz., unloaded

5 thoughts on “Kel-Tec P-32

  1. Big Bob

    It’s my carry gun. I carry it instead of my P11 (9mm) because it slips easily into a pocket holster; it’s right there in my right front pocket and that setup doesn’t print; it goes with me everywhere I go.

    I sometimes forget it’s even there. That’s how unobtrusive it is.

    I load it with Fiocchi XTP-HPs and I practice with the same. Even with 67 yr old eyes, I can do 3″ groups at 7 yards with this little gun… every time. That won’t qualify me for Camp Perry but I figure 3 or 4 of those Fiocchi’s at center mass should do the job just fine.

    I like this little gun as a carry gun.

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  3. Richard Overall

    I’ll go along with 7 of 10 stars. This is a deterrence weapon, not a “knockdown” gun. Slightly difficult (care needed!) in takedown/reassembly, but not severe. Added a Pachmayr grip sleeve, and it feels very good. Added pocket clip-on, and that works well for exposed carry. Slide easy to work, trigger slightly heavy but not bad, sights ok (typical of small guns). 6 rd mags worked fine, but I ordered the 10 rd extension, and though slightly prints in the pocket with it, it really helps this little gun. I like it. One issue: after about 200 rds, firing pin broke. Kel Tec promptly sent replacement, and now over 200 more rds later, no problems. A very nice backup/pocket gun.

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  4. JJ

    GREAT little pistol… I gave it top marks for what it is… not for what it is not… a sub-sub-compact that is so easy to carry in a pocket there is no reason to ever be unarmed… especially in this world of lunatic swine running around. Accurate enough to do the job to 21 feet… reliable… Mine has never failed in 200 rounds, I try to limit my range time to refreshers… gun is not for heavy use. I found Keltec to have great customer service. I load Magsafe, GREAT ammo, followed by Fiocchi Extrema XTP JHP’s.

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  5. Lynn

    I bought one of the first that ever came out with the novel at the time blue color grip, added a pocket clip to the frame and clip it to my jeans pocket, its not a cannon but its light and reliable and I will more likely to carry it than a heavier handgun.

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