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Old 12-26-2014, 01:28 PM
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Any owners of the Seecamp 32. I'm still in researching the Beretta 950BS 25, but came across another forum where these seem to be in high regard. Also as with the Beretta this is not for a primary carry weapon. I carry a 640 Pro.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:51 PM
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I usually have a Seecamp 32 in my pocket, my wife has one hidden away somewheres.. I don't ask.

We were both at the range a week or so ago.. IF that target had been a real man, he wouldn't have been when she got thru dumpin' a magazine as fast as she could pull the trigger.. She had a group about the size of a smart phone right where it gets plumb personal.

I did the same thing aimed at the feller's face. I put every one of them in his face, no ears, no scalp shots, no misses. In spite of it being a mouse gun, I think I just might have spoiled that guy's whole day.

Neither one of us carries the Seecamp as a primary SD gun, but at 15 feet, I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end.

You need to handle one to appreciate the quality of the little rascals.
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The Seecamp .32acp is my go to for the when and where situations.

As in when and where, I REALLY, REALLY, need to be discreet.
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With factory mags, and the right ammo (the ammo list approved for use in the Seecamp is on their website), it is a fine weapon. It has the advantage of being thinner than the Beretta you mentioned and it also chambers a cartridge that has, as a result of much development in the last decade, give or take, been vastly improved for close-in personal defense. That said, the Seecamp, while shorter than some of the more recently developed pocket pistols, is still heavier than say the Ruger LCP or the S&W Bodyguard .380, due to the fact that it is constructed entirely of stainless steel. The Seecamp .32 gets a definite "thumbs up."

EDIT: I just double-checked the Seecamp website to make sure of current ammo recommendations, and I found this announcement, dated October 31, 2014, which could have a bearing.

http://www.seecamp.com/Announcement.pdf

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Old 12-26-2014, 02:31 PM
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Interesting news. I can guarantee that Larry was mighty picky about whoever is taking over the Seecamp name.

He and his Dad poured their hearts and souls into the Seecamp guns.
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Their very neat little guns and the quality of the two I've handled was top notch.
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Hi Jim1392:

The Seecamp .32ACP is an excellent little pocket gun. I believe there are only 4 moving parts in the whole piece. They are a bit heavy due no doubt to their all stainless steel construction. They are true DAO, and are not meant for range use. However, they are easy to carry and conceal, and truly leave you with no good reason to go unarmed. To me, the .32ACP is enough, and I would not want to try one in .380ACP. Around here, used, they go for around $350.00 - $400.00.

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I've heard the .32's are ok to not bad on recoil but the .380's are a real pain.
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I HAVE BOTH. NO PROBLEM SHOOTING WITH THE .32 OR 380.

A PAIN IS SHOOTING THE 11OZ J-FRAME WITH 357 MAG AMMO.

P.S. I HAVE A SECAMP .25ACP FROM WHEN THEY USED TO MAKE THEM. JP
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:16 PM
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I have several .32's and a .380. Owned them (.32) since the 80's. An outstanding concealed carry pistol. You don't even know you have them on you, so you can always have one on you.
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I HAVE BOTH. NO PROBLEM SHOOTING WITH THE .32 OR 380.

A PAIN IS SHOOTING THE 11OZ J-FRAME WITH 357 MAG AMMO.


P.S. I HAVE A SECAMP .25ACP FROM WHEN THEY USED TO MAKE THEM. JP
I have a Seecamp in .25, also. I had one in .32 and it wasn't as smooth running as the .25. All the Seecamps are quality guns.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:34 AM
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I have a CZ45 (25acp),,that's the pistol the Seecamp DA is patterned after.
You can argue the caliber but it works every time. Just pull the trigger,no levers, buttons,no sights,,the Seecamp followed the same path.
All the Seecamp DA small cal auto's I've handled were first rate.
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The Seecamp is a well made gun. A little on the light side, caliber wise, but well made just the same.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:29 AM
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at 11.5 ounces i dont see how the seecamp can be called a heavy gun. i have Seecamps in 25, 32 and 380. very well made very accurate guns.
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I can only echo most of the opinions expressed above. I have a L.W. Seecamp .32. As the saying goes the best gun to have is the one you have on you when you need it. The Seecamp is a quality gun but for me the best thing about it is it's size and dependability. For me it is perfect as a CCW because I will always have it on me. It fits in my back pocket and is just like having a wallet there.
It will be interesting to see how this new manufacturing situation will turn out. They are saying all the right things but the proof will be in the guns. Previously I think they would only make about 6 to 10 guns a day. Which really created quite a wait for a new Seecamp.
One unique aspect of the Seecamp is that if you order a new one you can have a custom serial number on it, as long as you don't duplicate another of course. For instance I had my grandson's initials and date of birth as my serial number for mine.
They also have a very informative website with a forum much like this one with some VERY dedicated Seecamp owners.
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I had a Seecamp too. I was looking for something unusual and happened to think "Hey, I'll get a Seecamp. Not something you see everyday. Legendary quality etc etc."
So long story short, I bought one, shot it a little, carried it a while and sold it. There was nothing wrong with it. But the more I read about just how ammo sensitive they were, the less I wanted to fool with it. One forum member even made a keyring tool that measured exactly .910 inch; supposedly the sweet spot as far as ammo length for trouble free feeding.
Bought an LCP with the extra money. It eats everything, it's a .380 (slight improvement), it's lighter ergo it carries better. Win-win.
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Why is the .380 Seecamp so much more than the Seecamp .32? If it wasn't for the additional money one has to pay for the Seecamp .380 would it be better than the LCP?

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Although I own and respect the Seecamp name, I've never understood how some folks claim these guns are accurate.
The gun has no sights, for Pete's sake. Point shooting ain't accuracy.
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The Seecamp's only reason to exist is for close range self defense, which is what the vast majority of self defense situations end up being for civilians. It would be interesting if we could take a survey of those who have actually fired a gun in self defense and ask them if they remember the "sight picture" that they used while in the altercation. I have never been in such a incident but I have always imagined it to be a panicky sort of event where you just fire at the main part of the offending party.

Bottom line is I think sights are for the range and triggers are for self defense. As always JMHO.
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I owned a Seecamp .32 for a time. It had regular failures to go into battery. Most magazines had at least one cartridge that would not seat properly in battery, sometimes more. Larry Seecamp offered to repair it, but I opted to put it in the safe, carry a revolver, then sell the Seecamp. It is a very nicely built gun; mine was a bit too tight.
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I love my Seecamp, and I carry it a lot. While it isn't the pistol to carry if you are expecting a gun fight, I do feel like it is more than adequate for most people's personal protection needs.

And with my CZ45
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Although I own and respect the Seecamp name, I've never understood how some folks claim these guns are accurate.
The gun has no sights, for Pete's sake. Point shooting ain't accuracy.
Maybe they meant in the same class as other pistols it's size...accurate compared to them maybe?
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Why is the .380 Seecamp so much more than the Seecamp .32?

To cover the co-pay for the emergency room visit when your hand is broken.

As others mentioned, I owned a Seecamp .32 for a short time. I purchased it out of curiosity and was intrigued by this work of art functioning as a BUG. Know what? The novelty wore off rather quickly as the little Seecamp was expensive to feed and finicky ... no issues with quality ... and my minimalist J-frame Model 37 would simply not be displaced by a fussy .32.

I too saw Larry Seecamp's announcement recently ... I am curious about future buyers indulging in offerings from a "new" manufacturer. Personally, I would opt for a S&W or Ruger in .38 ...
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I've carried a Seecamp 32 for a couple of years now. Whenever I go out it goes in my front right pocket packed in a Del Fatti pocket holster. It's small and does what it suppose to. It is a close range gun which it was made for. Mine loves Critical Defense ammo. I test fire a magazine full or so with this ammo, load it up and carry it. About a year later I do it all over again. Those that have had trouble with them just didn't take the time to find what ammo it likes (see Seecamp website) and stick with that ammo. Yea, some have problem but Larry will take care of you. And no, they're not heavy, the right holster make all the difference. There are bigger and better guns, but it's easier, quicker and more comfortable for me to just slide it in my front pocket. Different strokes for different folks. That's why they make so many different guns.
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had a .25 I bought for $350 and traded it for a round butt 1954 pre model 10 with diamonds. Dont regret it. Liked the gun but wanted that smith more. Bought a used .32 for $350 with a holster box and paperwork. Dont regret that either since its in my pocket right now while I " ride the pines".
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the new owners of Seecamp, Whalley Precision, is planning on manufacturing the .25 again as soon as they catch up on the 32 and 380
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I just picked up a Seecamp a few weeks ago. 5 year old post but I like reading everyone’s thoughts on this .32. Ammo shortage? Not now. Been using PMC bronze. Runs flawless.
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