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P3at

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by CaughtSteelin, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    I acquired a new to me (used) P3AT recently. Gen 1 if that matters.

    Today I made it out to go run 106 rounds through it. Should have brought more ammo but I was in a hurry and grabbed what was the easiest to get to.

    I noticed that when I would pull the slide back to load the first round it would stick or the round would not seat properly. I would have to push the slide forward or work with it to get the round to go into the chamber/barrel. I am thinking "fluff and buff"?? What do you guys/girls think?

    Also towards the last 106 rounds, probably around 85 or 90. I would have an eject problem about 1 or 2 for every 6 rounds. Now this could have been a few limp wrists...I was getting tired. But not all were that way. I did notice a lot of debris in the gun. So maybe it just needed a clean?

    If it matters, all but 6 rounds were reloads. I shoot them out of my Gen2 P3AT with out a hitch. When I purchased the gun I disassembled but did not clean it. And I should have...it was kinda dirty.

    Any ideas would be apperciated. I want to get this working right before I CCL it. By the way...what a wet day and scored bogo brass!

    Thanks,

    CS
     
  2. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds to me like a good feed ramp polishing and cleaning might clear up the problem. Couldn't hurt, and it's cheap. If it doesn't work look deeper.
     
  3. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    New Wolff springs might help as well.
     
  4. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I once had a P3AT. Doing the fluff and buff as shown on the kel-tec forum definitely helped the one I had. How clean was the pistol when you received it?
     
  5. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    I found the info page for the fluff and buff. I am going to that.

    The gun had some lint in it. And the barrel looked like it was a little dirty as well. But overly not too bad...but wasn't spotless either.

    After talking with some people who own the Gen1, it sounds like it's a problem when loading the magazine and racking a round into the chamber.

    I'll give it a good cleaning and a F&B, then go out and shoot 100-200rds and see how it does again. If it still has a problem I might just send it to Kel Tec...sounds like they usually send you a Gen2 back tho.

    Thanks.

    CS
     
  6. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Kel-tec has a good reputation for fixing any issues with their firearms. If the problem persists after pumping 300+ rounds through the pistol I would send it back.

    But I would use a bore lite and check the chamber to see if there is any buildup of lead or other rough areas on the feed ramp. Give the whole pistol a good cleaning and a light coat of a good quality gun oil.

    You had indicated that the gun was used, so I would want to know about how many rounds had been fired through the gun before you bought it. If you are already over the 300 round breakin point I would consider sending it back to Kel-tec.
     
  7. Mason

    Mason The Kingdom of Masonia New Member

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    First series P3ATs had some troubles but KT is great and will take care of any issue for free.. Mine has been flawless but why F&B if they will just take care of it?

    Best of Luck.