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Anyone have a P3AT or LCP I could shoot?

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by cwegga, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    My wife and I would like to try shooting a P3AT or LCP because we are thinking of buying a couple. Anyone on the Kitsap peninsula or nearby who would let us shoot their gun? I would provide ammo.
     
  2. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I don't know what your price range is. If it goes higher, I would consider trying a Kahr P380. Compared to the KelTec P3AT (that I eventually sold) the Kahr less felt recoil, has sights, and is much more accurate for me. Unlike the KelTec that I had to polish several times to get it to eject regularly, the Kahr worked right out of the box.

    My opinion, your mileage may vary.
     
  3. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I'll try to look at one sometime but the price range is not that flexible. It's ~$300 or nothing.:winkkiss:

    Also larger Kahrs that I have tried in the past didn't feel good in my hands and I didn't like the trigger pull on them. My wife dislikes the 9mm and .40 cal Kahrs we have tried because they are too heavy and thick for her needs.

    As far as functioning goes. If I buy a KelTec and it doesn't work. The store or KelTec will make it right. I don't buy new things and then have to work on them to get them functioning correctly. I will have a functioning KelTec or my money back!
     
  4. My P3at functioned perfect out of the box, while not a joy to shoot. It does provide me with a daily carry peice that fits in my pocket and is totaly invisible. If you ever make it out towards portland I'd be happy to let you shoot mine. I've got maybe 200 rounds through it and never a malfunction.
    Kyle
     
  5. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yeah, I ended up just taking the leap and buying an LCP. It was only $280 when I bought it. :thumbup: for Mary's Pistols in Tacoma. Great customer service and good prices.

    Anyway, I'm loving how easy it is to carry. I have a wallet holster for it and it is nice to have a gun that I can carry pretty much effortlessly. I'll still be working on figuring out comfortably carrying a more effective gun, but for now it's nice to have something I can carry all the time without squirming and it digging into me and me wanting to take it off as soon as I get home.
     
  6. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a PM40 that is very comfortable to carry. Not much larger than the P3AT, but much heavier when loaded.
     
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    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    So how do you and your wife like shooting that LCP?
    my wife has a P3AT and although she doesn't enjoy shooting it, she can group all 6 shots in 5" at 7 yards centered on the target.

    For some reason I consistently shoot low and right when I shoot it. I think that I must grip it tighter and her more relaxed grip allows it to do what it was designed to do when fired.
    I have video of her shooting it and it's amazing how much it recoils and twists with each shot.
     
  9. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I like it well enough. It isn't fun to shoot but it is perfectly manageable and accurate enough for defense purposes. My wife hasn't shot it yet.

    The great thing about this gun is that it is small enough to ride in a pocket all day while the PM40 and revolvers are not.