NAA Guardian 32 NAA

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Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the NAA Guardian 32 NAA pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The .32 NAA is a cartridge/firearm system designed and developed by the partnership of North American Arms and CorBon Ammunition. In essence, the cartridge is based on a .380 case, which is necked-down to hold a .32 caliber bullet. The benefit is a remarkable gain in ballistic performance.

The Guardian 32 NAA is designed around this cartridge. This double-action gun is almost identical to Guardian 380, different only in the chamber and the size of the bore. The cartridge is manufactured by Cor-Bon.

The Ammo
To summarize, the load delivers in excess of 1222 fps. velocity to a 60-grain proprietary bullet from Hornady. This generates 199 ft.-lbs of energy, specifically from the 2.5″ Guardian barrel (1453 f.p.s. & 287 ft. lbs from a 4″ test barrel).

According to industry expert Ed Sanow, the .32 NAA:

  • Produces more velocity, more energy and more stopping power than any conventional jacketed lead hollow point (JHP) .32 ACP, .380 ACP or .380 ACP (+P) with 15% less recoil (Power Factor) than the (+P);
  • Penetrates 8.3″ of gelatin after passing through four layers of denim, expanding to a .55″ mushroom with a retained weight of 100%;
  • Has a Fuller Index of 62% One-Shot Stops, compared to (for example) the .380 ACP Federal 90-grain Hydra-Shok (53%).

Designed for law enforcement and people serious about personal protection, we think the results speak for themselves.

More reading: For an in-depth review of a version of this pistol chambered in .380 ACP, click here.

The Specs
Caliber Capacity OAL BBL WI HI WT/OZ Trigger Pull
.32 NAA 6+1 4.75″ 2.49″ 0.93″ 3.53″ 18.72 (unloaded) 10 lbs.

MSRP: $449

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1 comment

  1. Got one a few years ago and have never found a reason to sell or trade this one off. I guess with a 10 pound trigger pull no safety is required. However it is a handful during the firing process. My hands are not considered large but I am still careful of my grip before firing. I guess a pinch of skin is a fair trade if you really need to go for this gun in a live or die situation. Never had a jam even using up some old ammo with no name visible on the casing.

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