Kel-tec 3at with out safety's

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    Kel-tec 3at with out safety's

    I had posted about getting a bersa or a Kel-tec 3at. Well i think i will get both, Bersa for the wife and Kel-tec for me. But would like to know how people feel about carry the kel-tec with out any real safety's on it. My other guns have some kind of safety's on them and i don't know how safe the kel-tec would be in my pocket. I would like any feed back you guys can give.
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    no problem

    they're fine. I carry mine in my pocket. The trigger pull is loooong there is no way it will "just go off". Great little guns.
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    Sitting your pocket isn't a problem, so long (of course) that it's sitting inside of a quality holster that covers the trigger/guard area. The real issue with any semi-auto pistol is while re-holstering. During that time, ensuring you keep your finger where it should be and keep the thumb against the rear of the slide goes a long way toward safety ... again, as with any pistol. Other than those basic caveats that apply to any other semi-auto, I feel it's as safe as any other DAO that doesn't have active safeties.
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    The Kel-Tec P3AT has a trigger safety system similiar to a Glock. There is a hammer block safety that disingages with a firm pull back on the trigger.

    Just because it does not have an external manual safety does not make it any less safe. A gun with the hammer block type of safety just needs to be carried in a holster that totally covers the trigger and trigger guard area. If carried in a front or back pocket, the same rule applies, just get a holster that does this. There are lots of good pocket holsters, the DeSantis Nemasis comes to mind.

    Here is Kel-Tec's page on the P3AT and a good explanation on the hammer block safety system:

    http://www.kel-tec.com/p3at.html

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    No pull trigger, no go boom... and the KelTec has a looong trigger pull. Beyond the risk of a ND, carrying a pistol in your pocket without a holster means the gun will turn upside down and be inaccessible and will fill with lints and crap...

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    I have a Kel-Tec P3AT..I carry it as a BUG all the time. I have a Kramer holster (BTW), a Holdster, and a Comp-tac Centerline for it.
    I also carry Glocks (no external safety). Just remember: The "real" safety is between your ears!
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    It's Fine

    DO NOT (as in never) put anything else in that pocket and then you can just safely pocket the firearm. Don't put your keys in there...or a mini flashlit...or spare change in there.

    Just put only the firearm in whatever pocket you desire & you'll be fine.

    NOTE: You SHOULD delint your pocket interior before you put any Pocket Gun into your pocket.
    Turn the pocket inside out and use a lint roller.

    Note also that without a pocket holster your pockets will wear quicker unless your firearm is dehorned AKA no sharp edges.

    The P3-AT is so light that it really does not cause pocket wear.

    The last rule is NEVER fiddle with any pocket gun that is in yer pocket. Leave it alone!
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    As others have said, get a good pocket holster. I have one that looks like a wallet, covers the trigger and still allows a full grip. It's a great option for a BUG if you take the proper care.
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    External safties are a nuisance on a handgun carried as a CCW. I carry mine in a Nemasis with one in the chamber and feel totally confident.
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    gman10111951, what do you think of that Comp-tac Centerline? I have a Comp-tac holster for my G27 and really like their gear. I looked at the Centerline for my P3AT but just didn't know how it would feel.

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    i'm with everyone else. loooong double action trigger pull. No worries just keep it in a holster. I worry less about that going off than my XD with a backstrap and trigger safety.

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    I carry a P3AT a lot and feel very comfortable with a full mag and one in the chamber while in the pocket holster. It covers the trigger and you definitely have to take the gun out of the holster to pull the trigger. I use a Jagwear holster and it works fine for me.

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    Alright, that does it. Just ordered a DeSantis Nemesis holster. It will replace a DeSantis Sting, which is pretty awful at holding the P3AT in place. If this one doesn't do it, it's back to the Mitch Rosen Pocket Softy for me.
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    don't need a safety on the p3at. keep your fringer off the trigger untill you are read to fire. the p3at has a long trigger pull so about the only way it will fire is that you pull the trigger. get a good pocket holster and the belt clip. i carry my p3at 50% belt clip and 50% pocket holster (uncle mikes small auto size zero).

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    am I the only one that carries in IWB? I have enough crap in my pockets without a gun in there. I use a high noon the answer. Left hand (a.k.a. better hand) version

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