What frequently happens, particularly with a tiny pistol, is that some inexperienced guy buys one, tries to shoot it, limp-wrists it into malfunction, can't hit anything with it (because mini-pistols are hard to shoot well), and finally sells it off as a malfunctioning, inaccurate, piece of...
But, of course, the real problem is the guy's lack of experience and poor technique.
That's where all of the cheap, used P3ATs (and other mini-pistols) are coming from.
The tip-off is the dirt and lack of maintenance.
They're actually pretty easy to shoot effectively, if you have previous experience with pistols in general, and if you apply a strong grip and really good trigger technique.
My wife, Jean, who stands under five feet high and weighs 100 pounds fully dressed and soaking wet, really likes her P3AT. She has no trouble shooting it well.
But I taught her very good pistol technique, using a full-size 1911, first.
P3at .... dime a dozen around where i live, can go to local internet classifieds, that sells a little of everthing, and buy 3 or 4 any given day..........in the 200 dollar range for good used.....
You are 100% correct. I don't ask more from my little P3AT than it can give me. I would only be using it from 7 or so yards and closer, so that is why I shoot and practice from that distance. Firm hold, aim over the top of the slide, put em' in there. Works for me.
Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1