LCP / P3AT Have A Similar Problem....

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      LCP / P3AT Have A Similar Problem....

      From what I've read on other forums, it seems the P3AT had/has the same problem some of the early run LCP's are now having with wear just below the extractor. Ruger has since made an adjustment to the machining process to fix the issue. Some 5,000 first run pistols where machined the old way and can develope the problem. I guess a lot of Kel-Tec owners did a F&B on their P3AT's, I'm taking my LCP to the Prescott factory tomorrow and wait while they mill mine down and redo the finish.

      Just thought I'd share....




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      Glad my 3AT don't have that problem. That looks bad.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
      Glad my 3AT don't have that problem. That looks bad.
      That's great for you. From what I've read over on KTOG, many people have it. They even have a DIY on how to file it down.

      I took my LCP up to the Ruger factory today and they machined the area. The have already incorporated the change in the production of the LCP's.

      I've also read that Kel-Tec has yet to make the production change.

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      Looks like they did a great job. Thanks for the info and update!

      -Jeff-

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      My P-3AT has the same damage... w/ 250 rounds.

      FIXED... Took a small metal file to it, then blasted it all out w/ compressed air...

      I'll put through another 100 and check it.

      JW

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      At least is really easy to tell if your Lcp has the problem or not lol I'll be sure to strip my new Lcp before leaving the gun shop just to be sure

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      Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
      My P-3AT has the same damage... w/ 250 rounds.

      FIXED... Took a small metal file to it, then blasted it all out w/ compressed air...

      I'll put through another 100 and check it.

      JW
      Thanks for posting so we can compare the wear on each pistol....

      Quote Originally Posted by Drew_Rami_P View Post
      At least is really easy to tell if your Lcp has the problem or not lol I'll be sure to strip my new Lcp before leaving the gun shop just to be sure
      Actually, it's not a real problem. It's more cosmetic than anything.

      Unless your new pistol has a few rounds down range there will be nothing to indicate you have a problem. The easiest way to tell if you will end up with the wear, is to look and see if the area has been milled like the second pic in my post above. If it hasn't, then most likely it will wear.

      Let us know what you think of the little pistol and keep us posted....

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      My P32 had the same damage. I filed it down and have never had a problem with it since (that's the better part of about 1000 rounds through it). BTW - This pretty much a second generation Kel-Tec problem.
      Here's a photo from when I first did it (trial fit) with an insert of how it looks today:

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