Sig P232 Compared to . . . The N.A.A. Guardian

North American Arms – you know – the tiny .22 revolver people – also manufacture 4 all metal semi-automatic pistols – 2 based on the .32ACP and 2 based on the .380ACP – this particular one is based on the .380ACP pistol and chambered in .32NAA . . .

Cute little thing – isn’t it?

Honey – have you seen my little Guardian pistol anywhere? It ranks right up with the KelTec P3AT for a stash gun for me . . .

Small footprint but chambered in .32NAA – LARGE Bang . . .

The .32NAA cartridge was originally built by Corbon – nowadays it’s available from Hornady – marketed under their “Critical Defense” label – and it is a burner . . .

1000 FPS muzzle velocity and consistent 1/2 inch plus expansion – averages 13 inches of penetration – actually makes it a very effective pocket cannon pistol – all that goody is achieved by bottle necking a .380ACP round down to .32 caliber and loading it up to still safe but higher pressures than you normally see in factory ammo . . .

A little smaller than even the KelTec P3AT ( a little thicker ) being all metal it weighs in at about 21 oz loaded – compared to about 10 oz loaded for the KelTec . . .

The recoil is stout but manageable but the muzzle blast is quite breath taking – and you get a pretty decent fireball out of it when you light it off – Here’s a triple tap . . .

Good bit of recoil / muzzle flash – but it’s not bad . . . The muzzle blast however is quite a bit more than you would think out of something this small . . .

The Glock you see on the bench in the video is a Glock20 with a 9×25 Dillon barrel – another bottle necked cartridge – 10mm necked down to 9mm – pushes 124 grain hollow points out at 1700 fps – a complete hoot! Might work on a post showing some bottle neck rounds – they have been around a long time – the 32-20 Winchester started in 1882 as Winchester’s first small game cartridge . . .

If the Guardians ever come back in stock I do recommend them without hesitation – very well built – good reliability – and get one in .380ACP – the ammo is a WHOLE lot cheaper than the .32NAA – with shipping the .32NAA is usually more than a dollar a round – and it’s not something you just pick up at your local gun store . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

Hickok45 & The Cimarron 1911

Enjoy!

Hikok45 runs a nice Cimarron in the video – and if you want to read some of my ramblings on the “differences” between 1911’s <<<CLICK HERE>>> – and as he points out in the video Cimarron didn’t make a perfect copy or replica – they built a 1911 that would qualify to shoot in the “Wild Bunch” division . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

As Robert Heinlein’s Lazarus Long opined . . .

As Robert Heinlein’s Lazarus Long opined, “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded–here and there, now and then–are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.”

Now that all the right-thinking commie fucks enlightened people are in charge – where do YOU think we are headed and how fast will it take us to get there??

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

Sig P232 Compared to . . . The KelTek P3AT

If there is an ugly duckling in this bunch in comparison to the Sig P232 the KelTek P3AT is it . . .

KelTek brought this pistol to the market in 2003 – and it pretty much set everybody in motion to build a small .380 pistol – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery realize folks that Ruger just about copied it with the LCP – even to the point of some parts interchangeability.

I believe the P3AT is still to this day the lightest ( 8.3 oz ) .380 on the market – the little pistol will just about disappear completely when concealed yet still gives you a viable and useful firearm that is small enough to be carried anywhere in just about any clothing choice . . .

The P3AT sure makes the Sig look good, doesn’t it?

Just a simple bare bones get the job done .380 . . .

KelTek? Where’s the KelTek?

The sights are practically non-existent – no external controls – nothing to snag – one of – if not the best “deep” carry pistols you can find – but that comes at a price – the recoil impulse of this little pistol is hard to wrap your head around let alone your hand – I am a borderline recoil junkie and I don’t really care for the P3AT – simply too much recoil to be anywhere close to enjoyable to shoot – but it sure hides good . . .

If conceal-ability is your goal – the Sig is a small pistol but next to the KelTek it looks quite large – accuracy? At 7 yards you can shoot “minute of bad guy” – but seriously 4 inch groups are about as good as you will get with any rate of fire . . .

Folks – the bottom line on the P3AT – great LITTLE pistol, but for who? Please don’t get one for mom or grandma or even the wife – get one for yourself – you shoot it and decide if you can manage it – let them try yours – if they won’t carry it or practice with it – it does them no good whatsoever . . .

The P3AT is ugly but it sure does conceal well . . . – the P3AT is not for everybody but it does have a place in the grand scheme of things . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!