New Kel Tek P3AT Range Report
I've been wanting something to carry in sport coat pocket for a while. And also wanting something inexpensive and small to carry when I know I'll have to go into a prison, jail or school, and don't want to risk an expensive gun being stolen from my truck.
So, after following the "Kel Tec reliability" thread at Bersa Talk, reading the reviews here, and talking to some friends, I now own a Kel Tec P3AT.
No one ever told me the manual has cool color pics. Or that the slide doesn't lock back.
I shot 44 rounds through it today. Only ejection failures were when I tried to fire it with just one hand. I suspect it was a weak wrist problem.
My grouping was about what I expected at three yards (about 8" if you include my one hand attempts).
I'm not sure if I even hit the target at 7 yards. I didn't change out the target, just aimed at a different location. I'd like to think the bullets all went low and hid among the thirty rounds I'd already fired. But they could have just as easily gone high or wild and missed the paper.
Kick was noticible, but not as bad as I was afraid it would be.
And racking the slide got to be difficult as my hands began to sweat in the hot indoor range.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.