BOUGHT a Kel-Tec P3AT

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    BOUGHT a Kel-Tec P3AT

    I just acquired a KelTec P3At friday afternoon.I have not fired it yet (dang busy weekends) but i will prolly at least shoot a clip thru it tonite.
    I was out looking for a pocket gun. Initially I looked at NAA's and I really liked an old school derringer but for "real world" stuff I came to the conclusion after handling the lil KelTec that it was a "wiser" choice. I am finding myself that I still want an old school derringer but I am okay with the KelTec purchase.
    It is a .380 caliber so yes a but under a 9 but I figure a .380 in Hydrashock is gonna be reasonably effective...plus I believe its a 6+1 mag setup so thats not bad.

    I fired my dads 9mm KelTec a few years ago and absolutley hated it!! The trigger pull was way too long for my taste but this version seems to have shortened that a bit. The package is narrow and very small. I could see making/acquiring a pocket holster for carrying it like a wallet. My jeans are a lil "snug" for front pocket carry...I can get it in there but removal in a timely fashion isn't realistic. What I think would be real nice for this gun is a "deep cover" IWB setup...as it would pretty much disappear. No cover garment required at all.
    I guess I will begin investigating holsters now. What do others carry this gun in?
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    I carry mine two ways: with a cheapo uncle mikes holster, At first it seems too small, but one you force the gun in there ans leave it for a while, it's just right.

    also when concealment is of the utmost importance, I just go with the keltec belt clip. It truly disappears IWB, but slows down the draw a bit. Still way faster then my pocket.
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    I have a P11 9mm 10+1 It is snappy and the trigger takes a few rounds to get use to but i can rapid fire all 11 rounds into a paper plate at 10 yards which is around the maximum range you will probably have to defend from in most situations,I carry in a high noon split decision IWB when I'm not carrying my 45
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    My P-3AT has been a friend for almost 5 years...never a problem...has always gone 'bang'...no fun at the range.
    I carry mine in a Fist kydex pocket holster.
    That pretty much sums it up!
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    Love my p3at, carry with an uncle mike's pocket holster or ankle if it's my secondary weapon.
    Hope you enjoy yours!

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    Carry mine in DeSantis pocket holster. Works fine in jeans if you get "relaxed cut".

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    When I carry my P3AT it either rides behind my wallet or in a Nemesis holster in a pocket.

    I dislike much about the design but it serves a purpose.

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    I just acquired a KelTec P3At friday afternoon.

    You have my sympathies.

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    I fired my friends 3AT at the range and I do like it. It will be my next purchase.

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    I also have been very happy with mine.

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    Have not lookd for an extra mag yet...what do they run ? per experience and a conversation with Gery Brommeland years ago that ii took to heart...." if a semi-auto pistol is gonna malfunction it will lkely be mag issues." & the thing is so small it will fit most anywhere!
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    Fed HS avgs 881fps out of mine. DPX runs 1020fps and Golden Saber 787fps. Mine is 3 y/o 1st gen w/over 1000rds(quit counting) and never been sent back. Carried primarily as backup.

    Mags are around $20 and I just order direct from KT.

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    I carry mine 99% of the time with a simple belt type clip I picked up for 12 bucks. With my size it fits well IWB in about any position but my most comfortable carry position is at 1:00. I work at about anything and never know it's there.

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    My P3AT is an always carry gun. Great choice and join KTOG.org for details on the pistol.
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    why not go with the LCP. I have fired both and they are very simalar but IMO the LCP is a much better gun. BTW the keltec jamed twice in 3 clips. the LCP has never jamed through 200 rounds

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