May 13th, 2007 09:12 PM
Shopping for a KT-3at for CC. Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between the first and second generation 3at?
May 13th, 2007 09:21 PM
If you go to KTOG.org thy can tell you anything you need to know.
May 13th, 2007 10:13 PM
True Ktog probably can answer such questions well.
I regard G2 versions as being G1's with the bugs ironed out .... meaning G2 reliability etc is by all accounts well improved. I sold my G1 but would consider a G2.
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May 13th, 2007 11:09 PM
Differences in generation
Here's a link to a thread at KTOG:
It shows a picture of obvious difference.
Hope that helps!
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May 13th, 2007 11:26 PM
I posted the picture here a week or two ago. Here it is again.
Second generation on top, first generation on bottom.
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May 14th, 2007 01:33 AM
By all means stick with the 2nd generation if you are shopping for one. Which is not to say that ALL first generation P3ATs are bummers but, functional reliability (in general) is greatly improved w/ the 2nd generation handguns.
There are folks that have tweaked the 1st generation versions into functioning nicely though.
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May 14th, 2007 02:16 AM
My first generation P3AT has yet to have a malfunction....and won't (knock on wood).
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May 14th, 2007 10:35 AM
Mine is a second generation, and with just over 3,000 rounds, no malfunctions yet. (knock on wood)
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May 16th, 2007 12:26 PM
Went out to the range with a buddy the other day and shot his. It is a 2nd Gen. Had a few FTEs but then again I doubt he can remember the last time he cleaned... oh wait I don't think he ever has. It would make a great go anywhere gun if it were reliable enough for your tastes(which should be 100% IMHO) and you acctually take proper care of it.
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May 16th, 2007 06:38 PM
The combination of small size, low weight, and caliber, put them right on the edge of reliability. You definately have to keep them clean and well lubed!
Originally Posted by Bline
Mine has always taken of me as long as I have taken care of it.
May 16th, 2007 09:55 PM
both the 1st and 2nd gen are good guns. break them in, do the f&b and they will work. also keep them clean.
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