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Posted: 9/4/2001 7:19:36 PM EDT
This weekend I picked up a P-32 and I've owned a Guardian for a couple of years. After a trip to the range to compare them side by side, and carrying the P-32 for a few days, I conclude the following: 1. In every respect, except weight, the Guardian is the smaller of the two. The P-32 is light and thin, but it is longer and taller than the NAA. If you want to carry in the pocket of running shorts, the P-32 has a slight advantage for that reason. The difference in weight is small to start, and narrows a bit when both guns are loaded. With a full magazine, the P-32 isn't as remarkably light as it feels empty. 2. My Guardian and P-32 are equal in practical accuracy. 3. Recoil is about the same in both guns. 4. The Guardian is a much handsomer and more nicely constructed gun than the Kel Tec. It is also more expensive. 5. No reliability problems with either gun. Final verdict? The Guardian is generally a classier pistol. The difference in weight is a matter of a couple ounces, if that is critical to you, then buy the P-32. Of the two, I'd say it is also more likely to retain its value. I'll be carrying my Guardian in preference to my P-32 most days, I expect.
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