Finally bought a Kel-Tec P3AT

Finally bought a Kel-Tec P3AT

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    Finally bought a Kel-Tec P3AT

    It was time. :)

    I try to carry whenever possible now but even my j-frame when sitting down pulls the pants tight across my thigh and looks like a gun in my pocket.

    After fluff-n-buff and break in the new .380 will live in my pocket just like keys, cell-phone, and benchmade.

    No pictures. Everyone's seen one of these before. :)

    Ron
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    Let me know how you like it after you have carried it for awhile.
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    or shot it for awhile!!
    Good luck, I hope you got a keeper!
    When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
    Carry On!
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    Congrats! I just picked up a Kel-Tec P32.

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    200+ rounds through my P32, zero malfunctions.
    Welcome to the deep, deep carry club.

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    It's become my primary. I've practiced with it a lot, and I've gotten pretty accurate with it. It's also been mechanically perfect with 2,000+ rounds.
    Gun Control means never having to say "I missed you."

    - Glock 27 (.40)
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    2000+ rounds? wow. I thought that these were a shoot a lot to break in and become proficient with and then leave it in the pocket (minus cleaning, oiling, run a few rounds through every once in a while) kinda gun?

    I think it's ugly and it's not even comfortable to hold right now. I'm sure that shooting the little bugger will accentuate it's uncomfortableness (is that a word?).

    I also don't think that this will become my primary - just an always gun. I thought my little 442 was to become my always gun (and it still could be) but I think that this little gem fits the bill a bit better for me.

    To what extent do people f&b these? I have read the article from ktog on ramp, slide, etc for the metal parts. Do people here spend the whole 4 hours or just mainly focus on the ramp and ensure smooth slide travel?

    Thanks!

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    Zero F&B here. Out the box it was a keeper, I think they used to have a lot more issues than they do now so much information/opinion on them is erroneous.

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    Well then perhaps I'll oil the bad-boy up this weekend and run a few through it. I'll take some 600 grit to brighten up the ramp at least but maybe I'll wait on the rest for now.

    btw, this is the second gen with the frankenbolt on the side. :)
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    Mine's out of the box. I am of the school of thought that you practice with what you're gonna carry. I practice a lot.
    Gun Control means never having to say "I missed you."

    - Glock 27 (.40)
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    Quote Originally Posted by incredipete View Post
    ...It's also been mechanically perfect with 2,000+ rounds.
    Good to read

    2000 rounds of .380 is a good testimonial. Yours is 2G right? My P32 should last forever.

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    Degreased, oiled, very minor spit-shine on the ramp and fired for the first time before dinner this evening. Only put the 6 rounds through it that were in the magazine but it just ran them like a little champ.

    Not trying to hit anything yet. That will come later. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    200+ rounds through my P32, zero malfunctions.
    Was this after a "fluff and buff" or straight from the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    Was this after a "fluff and buff" or straight from the box?
    See post #8, I didn't do a thing to it. It was straight out of the cabinet, downstairs into the range and was fired.

    Actually I think 200 is really low, I need to look in my range log and get the real number.

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    Ah, "zero F&B." My mistake.

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