Reviewed By: Dayne A on 09/15/2016
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Ordered on Saturday night, arrived at FFL Tuesday afternoon. Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.
First of all, if you've never seen this firearm, you'll be surprised when you do. This thing is small. REALLY small. The smallest gun I own, even more than the Taurus 738. Slightly heavy, yes, but that's what you get with a stainless steel firearm.
With only 50 rounds through it, my initial opinion is very positive. Yes, the sights are the thinnest of any firearm I have seen, but I acclimated pretty fast. Using Fiocchi FMJ ammo, I had no FTF, but did have a couple of well-know stovepipes on the last round fired, but this clears easily. I hope with a proper breaking in period this may go away.
The trigger is really strong - easily a 12 pound pull. It doesn't get any lighter the closer you get to the break. This is NOT a firearm for weak hands.
The recoil is really rough on the trigger finger - my finger bounced against the trigger guard after each shot - not fun. But it does go BANG. Boy does it ever. The 73 grain Fiocchi .32 acp has a stated muzzle velocity of 1,000 fps, with 162 foot pounds of energy.
But the most important element of any firearm is accuracy - and this thing is accurate. At seven yards I was keeping most rounds in a three inch group. So I'd say point of aim is spot on.
I was pleasantly surprised to find it shipped with two magazines, one flush, one with a pinky extension. Accuracy was the same with either.
I'll let others fight the battle of whether this firearm is good for self-defense or a back-up gun. All I know is it's accurate and loud and good ammo is available and affordable right now. I've waited nearly two years to acquire the NAA .32 Guardian, and really, it's worth the wait.
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