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Old June 4, 2000, 07:21 PM   #51
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Paul A: ... But when Kahr finally realizes that they could make a fortune making the MK series in plastic, I will own the 9mm MK pistol with serial # 2! ...[/quote]There's actually a company called Scott, McDougall & Associates which does this very thing -- you send them a P9 and they chopped it down to the size of the MK9. While I have the greatest reespect for their work, I think that the reduced weight will make it difficult to accurately shoot full-power loads. I owned an MK40 but found it too powerful a round to shoot from such a small gun.

First Rule: Have a gun (implies that you can carry it concealed -- whatever your particular situation may be).
Second Rule: Pick the largest caliber that you can accurately shoot.

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Old June 5, 2000, 09:29 AM   #52
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Whoa! Time for pt.2
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Old June 5, 2000, 06:49 PM   #53
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I disagree with Riddleofsteel's statement about mouseguns being ineffective against cats and other varmints. In spite of living in town, I used a Raven .25 to dispatch a bird-killing cat (okay, it took two rounds: one at 5 yards to stop it in its tracks and another to finish the job). As to .22's from a revolver, my dad and I can't count the number of cats and dogs that we permanently ridded the neighborhood of (though I admit that over 10 yards it is chancy on medium or larger dogs).
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Old June 5, 2000, 09:09 PM   #54
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We likely all agree that a bigger caliber is better - epecially when shooting varmints the size or Rottweilers or bigger, but my main criteria for 24/7 concealability is thinness and weight. In reviewing this thread and the archives, the P32 meets these criteria the best. It even looks small enough to go under a sock or garter belt {anyone wear those anymore?}.

Yes, a 9mm would be better. But is there a 9mm or even a .380 under 3/4" inch thick and around 1/2 lb?
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Old June 5, 2000, 10:29 PM   #55
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I can carry my P-32 clipped to the waist band of my sweats and it doesn't feel at all tippy or loose. I take it biking and hardly even know it is there. I gotta say, my wife is happier,too 'cause I can wear dress clothes again and tuck in my shirts. I am also more discreet around the house with my mouse gun. I know we have naysayers, but for me, the P-32 is a perfect companion to my
P-11. The P-32 fits the bill(for me) when an "always" gun is needed.

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Old October 25, 2012, 11:03 AM   #56
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.32 acp for concealed carry?

Best way is to ask someone who has been shot with a .32 or maybe google how many were killed by a .32? I have a Bersa .32 and believe it will hurt you quite a bit if I shoot you. Carry 73gr Fiocchi FMJ ammo.
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Old October 25, 2012, 11:51 AM   #57
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An interesting but old thread.
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Old October 25, 2012, 02:52 PM   #58
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Been carrying a 32 acp for years. I like old threads that get life again.
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Old October 25, 2012, 04:21 PM   #59
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Not my first or second choice but beats fists, feet and foul language and of course, Rule No. 1-Have a Gun. And, as we have noted, those who disparage "mouse guns" never volunteer to stand down range of them. I also recall Charlie Askins' definition of a belly gun-"You put it against your opponent's belly and pull the trigger." Like an anti-tank weapon, aim for the soft spots.
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Old October 25, 2012, 07:59 PM   #60
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I'll tell you right now a .32 in .32 brass is questionable from my perspective.

On the other hand if take that .32 pill, press it into a 7.62x25 Tok case, charge that sucker to max capacity with AA #9 and you'd be on the edge of .357 territory. A Tokarev pistol has the same thin profile of a 1911.

Best of luck on a decision. : )
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