I recently decided to do a deep-dive into non-permissive environment (NPE) carry. This is the world of hideout guns and backup guns and pocket carry and ankle holsters that I know thing about. I recently realized that this is an area of firearms/shooting that I want to know more about. This video will kick off 2024 our NPE Carry series with an in-depth look at the Kel-Tec P32 deep concealment pistol.
Full Disclosure: I purchased this P32 out of my own pocket. Kel-Tec doesn’t even know I exist.
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At over 20 years old, the Kel-Tec P32 isn’t a new gun by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s certainly new to me. When I attended Protective Pistolcraft, there were some sidebar conversations about NPE carry that really got me thinking…I didn’t have anything that really fit that bill. Like suppressors and other NFA items, this was something I wanted to explore, so I started looking for the first element: the gun.
The Ruger LCP was my first thought, but I’d also had a bad experience with one years ago. Then I remembered Chris Baker’s video about the .32 ACP and he spent a lot of time talking about the Kel-Tec P32. Chris knows what he’s talking about and is one of my few trusted sources of firearms info online. The Beretta Tomcat and the Seecamp .32 were contenders, but the P32 won out for weight. Let’s take a look at it!
I have been carrying the P32 for several months now. It has been carried in a variety of pocket holsters. Lined up for review are holsters from Crossbreed, Desantis, Galco, Kramer, and Mika’s, as well as at least one ankle holster. I also plan to at least look at a couple other, more exotic styles of carry. I may also review another gun or two in this category, as well.