Kel-Tec P3AT - belt clip!

Kel-Tec P3AT - belt clip!

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    Kel-Tec P3AT - belt clip!

    I just got my belt clip for my Kel-Tec last week. Basically you just pop out the frame pin from the rear and put a new one on that holds the belt clip - a 30 second upgrade. The Kel-Tec easily slides IWB (and is surprisingly easy to draw). Re"holstering" takes a little practice, but also very manageable. Anybody else using this method of carry for the Kel-Tec? What do you all think?
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    Had it for a few years, I like it a lot. Its great for summer carry, in jogging shorts and I carry it as a BUG when needed like that.

    Dont neglect the finish, because its going to rust if carried this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Dont neglect the finish, because its going to rust if carried this way.
    Do you have any suggestions to save the finish if carried this way? More frequent cleanings or a little extra oil, perhaps?

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    I did not like it on my P11 (it came with it on it) because it got in the way of regular holsters so I took it off. I like a real holster better IMHO.
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    I have been using a belt clip since the first P-32s came out. I currently have a left side clip on one of my P-3ATs for support side carry IWB. Car wax on the slide helps prevent the rust, but it is no substitute for FREQUENT cleaning. You could get the hard chrome finish for greater rust resistance.
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    I've carried this way for several years with my P32. I've just gotten in the habbit of wearing an undershirt under my dress shirt to keep the gun off my skin. I think it helps, I have no rust issues.
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    Undershirt does help, but if you are jogging or otherwise sweating forget about it.

    I just wipe my down with 3 in1 on a rag before I put it away. Never tried the car wax idea, maybe I should try it.
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    Works great for me too! While I don't think it would work very well on a full size/weight pistol, when they make a clip for it I will get a PF9.

    Don't forget the blue LocTite on the screw or it will loosen up with a bit of shooting.
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    I've used one on my P3AT for a couple of years and love it. Like others have said, it's great for summer carry, and it doesn't get in the way of my pocket holster. I keep a silicone rag by the door and wipe it down at least every couple of days to keep rust at bay. If you carry this way daily, make sure to chase the dust bunnies out weekly.
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    Silicone rag works for me also, and ditto on the weekly cleaning, even if you haven't shot it.
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    Thanks for the loctite tip, I would have neglected that step and probably would have ended up with a screw loose...
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    The clip is a great thing, how else am I supposed to conceal a weapon when I am on the beach in my Speedos?

    Answers not necessary.

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    I've heard they make something like this for the bersa thunder...anyone tried it out?

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    It MUST be a Good Idea...

    Personally know of (at least) one U.S. Marshall who ALWAYS clips a Kel-Tek P-3AT in the same spot that I carry my Spyderco folder, outside seam of the right-front pocket. Contrastingly, I put my P-32 in a pocket holster behind my wallet in the left-rear pocket as my BUG. It makes for a very natural draw if asked to hand over my money...(whoops) SURPRISE!!
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    love the belt clip. the blueing came off of it many mango season ago. black paint and now it looks as new. does not get in the way of the pocket holster and/or ankle holster. like it so much i got the clip draw for the model 60 s&w.
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