Kel-tec p3at as BUG

Kel-tec p3at as BUG

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    Kel-tec p3at as BUG

    I am thinking about getting a BUG. I looked at the Kel-tec p3at and would like to know how do people like this gun.


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    I've heard good things about these,with exception of some extraction issues...
    I'd probably go with a S&W snubby till the Keltec had a couple hundred rounds through it without a hiccup...
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    It's a great deep-concealment gun; BUG or just light carry as a primary gun if you're just in light clothing on a hot summer day, or to have with you jogging and whatnot.

    It's not a gun I ever really expected to fire a lot or even at all, just got it for a backup, but you will want to break it in a bit with a couple hundred rounds or more. I've found (and others have said too) that it's a bit sluggish to rack at first, and same for the magazine release.

    Like i said though, great gun, and very easy to conceal in your back pocket. Perfect for a "gimme your wallet!" scenario... you reach back to your pocket, but pull that out instead.. "ok, here's my wallet" hehe.

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    There's one in my pocket right now...

    It's been my primary for the last week or so as it goes. It's just been way too hot for me to try and carry either of my full sized ones.

    Touch wood, mine is, and has been since I got it, faultless, out of the box. Everything I read suggested that the first generation of them had the extraction issues; reading the bits and pieces at http://www.ktog.org/ convinced me that the new extractor (noticably differerent if you look at the side by side pictures) did away with the issue.

    I think I've got about five hundred rounds through mine now. At the ranges it'd be deployed, if it was needed, it's more than adequate.

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    As long as its a 2nd generation they seem to be fine little pistols , one lives in my pocket as a matter of fact . The first gen had some issues tho i would stay away from a first gen myself , fortunatly they are easy to tell apart . The second gen has a " frankenbolt " ( big ugly hex head bolt ) holding the extractor spring in place , the first gen has a different extractor with no bolt , and a seperate plate on the slide retaining the recoil spring assy .
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    Does anyone have pictures of the 1st and 2dn generation

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnova
    Does anyone have pictures of the 1st and 2dn generation
    From the Kel-Tec Owners Group site I mentioned earlier...

    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaB...num=1118894836

    G.

    (Edited... I had trouble with the URL tag this time)

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    Thank you G.

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    I like my first generation P3AT.....it's a thumper with Corbon's 90 grain JHP's.
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    Yea srfl many 1 gen are great once you adjust to the sights lol , but many more have real issues beyond even a " fluff and buff " and have to go back to fla for a vacation . 2nd gen as a rule run and run right right out of the box .
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    What is a good price my local gun shop is selling them for 345.00

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    That sounds dammed high lol , but then the little critters are almost impossible for shops to get ( supply and demand ) . Personaly i gave 190 for mine used , with a spare mag , and an iwb holster ( cheap leather ) It was originaly the shop owners fun ( he got it for his wife and she did not like it ) today i would say somewhere in the range of $250 to $300 for a new one would prob be the going rate , hit gunbroker or similar auction site and see what they are bringing tho .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnova
    What is a good price my local gun shop is selling them for 345.00
    That is way high for street price on a P3AT. Based on what I've seen locally and online, you should have no trouble at all getting one in the $225-$260 range, depending on the finish. Essentially, they're selling at or above suggested retail. You can do MUCH better.

    They are typically great little guns. I've got a 1st gen and my young bride a 2nd gen. No problems at all with either, and pretty accurate under 10 yards, which is where you'd need it.
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    I did post a p3at field test on this board with target if anyone dobuts the accuracy or utility of them lol , search should find it if anyone is interested .
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    I payed or am in the process of paying $239 for one for the G/F so that price is way high. Good luck

    Ben

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