New Pocket Pistol = P3AT

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    New Pocket Pistol = P3AT

    I was gonna buy the S&W 642 for a pocket pistol, but the grip stuck out of my pocket, without a holster. I had to force it in at an angle to get the grip to not show. I wear Carhart jeans 99.9% of the time.

    So, I thought I would look into the Kel-Tec P3AT. I called my local FFL guy and none of his suppliers had any in stock and didn't know when they would get one. I went to the closest Cabela's, about 110 miles away and they didn't have any either, and they didn't know when they would get any.

    This morning I called the local gun store and they got one in yesterday, the first one they've been able to get in quite a while. So I hightailed down there and bought it. No haggling, no dealing, or anything. This one has a stainless slide and navy blue lower.

    Have ya'll seen one like this around, and if so, what were they going for in other parts of the country? I'll tell how much I paid, but I want to know if I financed his kids college or not before I spill the beans.

    These little guns are sure hard to find around here. I carry my 1911 commander 24/7, but I can see where this little gun might be of use on special occasions. I'm also leaning toward the Mika holster. Anybody have any experience with Mika?


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    Have seen the chromed slide p3's going for about $280 -$320 or so. Looks good, I am considering a chrome slide version my self.
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    225 for mine, grey lower with black slide. Wish I could have had the hard chrome but didn't have any in that style. One thing that KT is doing is making trying to make the P3AT into a sylish little gun, with the different colors etc. A friends wife saw mine, and she did some looking and wants one with a pink lower (GROSS!) Never seen one with a pink lower, hope I never do.
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    I have a Mika's for my 642 and really like it. Very affordable too.
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    Paid $299 for a blue one a while ago - was the only one in the whole area and local shop that usually can get me whatever I want could not find one either. Oh, well.

    I carry mine with the belt clip - you might want to try that.
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    I pocket carry a P3at everyday, great gun.

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    $260 out the door in January of this year.

    EDIT: It's blued.

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    I paid $295.00. I guess that's not bad for the SS or is it chromed slide? Especially since they're pretty near impossible to find right now.

    I'm gonna call Kel_Tec on Monday and ask if it's SS or chrome.
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    It's a hard chrome.

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    I have a hard time believing these are so hard to find. each of the three shops here in NH had several of them available.
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    Around $300 seems to be the going rate, several shops around here have them in stock.
    I bought mine a while back with the parkerized slide for about $275.00. Keltec has offered the colored lowers for years, but I like my guns in basic black. I don't want BGs thinking I'm just holding a water pistol, if I should ever need to draw it. Mika makes a nice product for the price, have on of his pocket models for my SP101. K Rat by Palehorse ( see link on MEGA list ) has worked best for me to pocket carry my P3AT. Be sure to regularly clean it, as you won't believe the amount of pocket link that gather in a short time, even in a holster.

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    Dman - You should buy all you can up there and bring em down here. The 32's are easy to find, but the 380's are rare in this part of the world.

    Yea, I preferred the all black. This one sure looks like a little toy pistol with the blue frame and silver slide. I guess it's a Dallas Cowboys special.
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    I use Mika's for J frame and a PPK. can't beat 'em.

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    In the summer, I carry it every day. Steve48

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    I'm picking up a parked one on wednesday. I found it for $210 used, not even broken in.

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