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    Need help deciding Keltec P32 or P-3AT

    Can't make up my own mind so I thought I would ask for help. I presently have a P32 and am trying to decide if it is worth moving up to the P-3AT. I don't really go into harms way often, when I think it may get hairy I carry my CZ Rami. The Rami is uncomfortable to carry all day everyday so I have my P32 with me probably 97% of the time. I have been thinking lately that I should maybe go up to the 380. That's why I am asking for opinons. I shoot the P32 well and was thinking of maybe adding a crimson trace to it and backing it up with my NAA Pug. Given the additional cost to buy the P-3AT and the ammo shortage I am wondering if the move up is worth while. Any input ans/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    The .380 ACP cartridge is only slightly more powerful (whatever that means) than is the .32, although the former's slight edge moves it into the "effective" class, while the .32 stays behind as (relatively) ineffective.
    However, neither is anything like a "man stopper."
    That being the case, my own opinion is that you have no reason to switch to the P3AT.
    A better thought would be to practice being very accurate with your .32, over and over again, until your shot placement automatically and perfectly matches wherever you're looking. Doing that will convert your seemingly-ineffective pistol into a relatively effective one, at least at up-close-and-personal distances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilfo View Post
    I don't really go into harms way often, when I think it may get hairy I carry my CZ Rami.
    I'm just curious as to how you know when things are going to get hairy? Horoscope? Magic 8-Ball? Bad things do not only happen in bad parts of town, to bad people, at certain times of day, etc. Point is, you never know when you might need the "big gun".

    If you like the CZ, my advice is to get a better hostler/belt set up that will make carrying it more comfortable so it becomes your EDC. If not, don't "move up" to another pocket pistol. Ditch the CZ and replace it with a some form of sub-compact and a good holster and belt, that you will carry every day.

    FYI, I own a P3AT, so I have nothing against the gun.

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    Good advice. Better than mine, in fact.
    Heed the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    If you like the CZ, my advice is to get a better hostler/belt set up that will make carrying it more comfortable so it becomes your EDC. If not, don't "move up" to another pocket pistol. Ditch the CZ and replace it with a some form of sub-compact and a good holster and belt, that you will carry every day.
    Todd is quite correct here regarding the holster and belt. I tried to skimp on both, (disregarding advice on this forum ), and was in the same situation as you. I now have a crossbreed Supertuck and a Galco belt carry the CZ RAMI all day with no discomfort at all.

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