KELTEC VS. NAA GUARDIAN – 32 acp

KELTEC VS. GUARDIAN – 32 acp
COMPARISON CHART
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TYPE OF ACTION

KELTEC – SEMI AUTO

GUARDIAN – SEMI AUTO

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FRAME MATERIAL – (Corrected 3-14-07)

KELTEC – FRAME IS MADE OUT OF HARD ANODIZED 7071 ALUMINUM – PARTS ARE MOUNTED INSIDE FRAME.

GUARDIAN – STAINLESS STEEL

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TYPE OF ACTION

KELTEC – FIRES FROM A LOCKED BREECH

GUARDIAN – DIRECT BLOW BACK DESIGN

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SPRINGS

KELTEC – CHROME SILICON

GUARDIAN – MUSIC WIRE

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ESTIMATED TRIGGER PULL AS NEW

KELTEC – MY SCALE READS 5 LBS. DOUBLE ACTION ONLY

GUARDIAN – MY SCALE READS BETWEEN 11 TO 12 LBS. DOUBLE ACTION ONLY

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SIGHTS

KELTEC – POOR

GUARDIAN – POOR

I THINK THAT LARRY SEECAMP IS CORRECT WITH HIS 32 ACP PISTOL AND HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY SIGHTS.

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FEED RAMP

KELTEC – VERY GOOD FEED RAMP AND HAS PROPER THROATING.

GUARDIAN – POOR – note of caution that if you take too much metal off this
feed ramp you will put a hole in it because the recoil
spring tunnel is directly below the feed ramp.

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EJECTOR

KELTEC – VERY GOOD EJECTOR

GUARDIAN – THERE IS NO EJECTOR

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EXTRACTOR

KELTEC – VERY GOOD EXTRACTOR

GUARDIAN – WORTHLESS EXTRACTOR – I RATE THIS # 1

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GUIDE ROD

KELTEC – FULL LENGTH POLYMER GUIDE ROD

GUARDIAN – VERY SHORT GUIDE ROD ABOUT 1 INCH LONG – METAL

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RECOIL SPRING

KELTEC – DUAL SPRINGS – CHROME SILICON

GUARDIAN – DUAL SPRINGS – MUSIC WIRE

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FIRING PIN

KELTEC – WELL MADE FIRING PIN

GUARDIAN – SOFT FIRING PIN – MUSHROOMS AT REAR

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“E” RINGS

KELTEC – NONE THAT I COULD SEE UPON INSPECTION

GUARDIAN – INFERIOR “E” RING ON HAMMER PIN – SUGGESTED THE USE OF
SUPERIOR SNAP RINGS” AND NAA REFUSED. I EVEN SENT THEM
WEBSITES OF WHERE TO BUY THEM.

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BREECH FACE

KELTEC – VERY WELL CUT

GUARDIAN – VERY POOR DESIGN WITH RADIUS OPPOSITE SIDE OF
EXTRACTOR.

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FIELD STRIPPING

KELTEC – HARD TO GET SLIDE STOP PIN OUT – VERY SECURE

GUARDIAN – HAS PUSH BUTTON LEVER THAT OFTEN HAS BROKEN. EASY TO
FIELD STRIP.

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BARREL

KELTEC – REMOVABLE BARREL

GUARDIAN – BARREL AND FRAME ARE ONE PIECE CASTING

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RIFLING OF BARREL

KELTEC – HAS DECENT RIFLING I RATE AT #7

GUARDIAN – POOR SHALLOW RIFLING. I RATE AT # 2

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CROWN AT MUZZLE

KELTEC – DECENT CROWN FOR A GUN OF THIS TYPE

GUARDIAN – POOR AT BEST

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COMPANY RELIABILITY

KELTEC – GOOD

GUARDIAN – GOOD

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GRIPS (made correction 3-14-07)

KELTEC – GRIPS ARE POLYMER

GUARDIAN – CHEAP PLASTIC GRIPS, REFUSED TO USE MICARTA AT MY
SUGGESTION. I EVEN SENT THEM WEBSITES OF WHERE TO BUY
THIS VERY THIN MICARTA.

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MATERIAL OF SLIDE

KELTEC – MOST ARE BLUED STEEL, OTHER FINISHES ARE AVAILABLE

GUARDIAN – STAINLESS STEEL

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APPROX. WHOLESALE PRICE

KELTEC – $200.00

GUARDIAN – $300.00

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AVAILABILITY

KELTEC – VERY POPULAR AND SELLING VERY FAST – VERY HARD TO FIND.

GUARDIAN – NOT IN CURRENT PRODUCTION – HAD TO CHANGE CASTING
VENDORS – SHOULD BE BACK INTO PRODUCTION SOON.

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CAPACITY – I AM GOING BY MEMORY

KELTEC – 7 PLUS 1

GUARDIAN – 6 PLUS 1

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ACCURACY

KELTEC – I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THIS AS I CONSIDER All SMALL
SEMI AUTOS THIS SIZE TO BE USED FOR UNDER 5 FEET MAX.

GUARDIAN – I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THIS FACTOR AS I CONSIDER
THIS PISTOL GOOD UP TO 5 FEET.

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TRIGGER BAR SPRING

KELTEC – I DO NOT KNOW

GUARDIAN – I HAVE SEEN THE DRAWBAR PLUNGER SPRING BREAK OFTEN

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LIFE OF PISTOL

KELTEC – 6000 ROUNDS

GUARDIAN – I DO NOT KNOW

TOMCAT – 3000 ROUNDS

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