Opinions please- send them back? (photo)

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by jeffadaklin, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jeffadaklin

    jeffadaklin New Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Haven't had time to take apart and polish the inside parts yet, but did go back to the range- another 30 rounds thru each of them and no problem. That's the most important thing. They really are pretty nice pistols, like someone said for $250 they get the job done, and I would buy them again, if needed to serve the same purpose. The girls wanted something teeny, to fit in sweater pockets, small purses, and their revolvers wouldn't do it. Thanks again for the info folks.
  2. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    As everyone else said, that is normal wear. Any semi auto pistol will show that after a very few rounds..UNLESS, these are deep gouges. Using a good lube might help. Pick up a bottle of SBGO.

    I suspect that the FTF problem might have been due to your daughter and wife limp-wristing these pistols. It is essential to maintain a firm grip on a semi auto to ensure normal cycling.

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    nc mountains
    jeffadakin If any of the girls find the KT feels so small or to much recoil or just not right check out the bersa thunder 380 single stack. Heavier but still a lighter weight and a longer grip area. I went through all this with my youngest daughter and she inded up really likeing that madel. Basical the same size and feel as the ole PPK but the price is the same as the KT. At around 240 to 250 new.
  4. jeffadaklin

    jeffadaklin New Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    I put Packamyr grip gloves on them, and they don't complain about the fit, just the recoil- but so do I. Ya know we considered the Bersa, but couldn't try one out so settled on these, and they're working out.
    As for limp-wristing, no, it failed to feed for me, too, and I considered that from the beginning.
    Good news is after KT fixed them, the action is smoother, trigger included, and so far no more failures. Think I probably will buff em up, later, and cerakote or duracoat them, too. Since everyone figures the wear is normal, and now they're dependable, I think we got it licked. Thanks again.
  5. Do the ladies have any problem with the 30 lb. trigger pull.... :rant:
  6. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    My first thought is are they limp wristing the gun? Have them try firing it with a tighter more controlled grip. Just read about a female police officer who took a round in her arm and when she returned fire with her semi auto it jammed. They determined it was due to her not having the strengh in her hand after being wounded. When I say a tigher grip I mean have them strangle the weapon then fire it. See what happens.
  7. jeffadaklin

    jeffadaklin New Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    jstgsn, look at my last post...
    AlMount - lol- no, it's not THAT bad, really it's pretty long, but not that strong- and since KT worked on them they're both much smoother. Without a thumb safety it's propbably a good thing to have that long pull, while in a purse.
  8. hansom

    hansom Former Guest

    Jan 23, 2010
    Hey you should see what Sigs looks like after a few rounds and those are $800 Guns.
    Perfectly normal wear - all semi autos wear the barrel hood some more so than others, this is so because the slide must pass over the barrel for the gun to function, KT probably didnt polish out those marks because they assumed you were a firearm officianado and would understand what those marks mean.
    If it bothers you you can polish it out yourself - just about a minute with some steel wool or 400 grain sand paper- thats what i did to my Kahr - another nasty gun when it comes to wearing on the barrel hood.
  9. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Here's what my XD looked like after a couple hundred rounds through it in one day. Different make and model, same type of gun.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  10. BillM

    BillM Active Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    Carried a P32 for years. Close to 1000 rds through it, no problems.
    They do wear on top of the chamber--as do a lot of other guns of that
    design. It probably won't get much worse.

    Now carrying a LCP--my wife got her hands on the P32 and it became
    HER gun. She REALLY prefers the 10 rd magazine. Lengthens the grip
    and feels much better in her hands---and she has tiny hands.

    If a little cosmetic "character" turns you off, you sure don't want to
    see my LCP! 3 years in a kydex pocket holster all day every day and
    it's no beauty. But it goes bang every time I P-U-L-L the trigger.:)

    ETA: Looks like there are several 10 rd mags out there for the P32.
    The one that extends the grip (and my wife likes) is this one:
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  11. jeffadaklin

    jeffadaklin New Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Yeh, I got em both 10-rd mags, they like gettin' the pinky on there too. At first neither would fire with the 10-rd in them, slide would only close 1 out of 5 times- but after KT worked on them now they both do fine- with either magazine.
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