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Just couldn't resist taking Kel-tec .380 apart. Moved heaven and hell to put it back together again. Total time to take apart completely for me was about 20 minutes. To put it back together took mobilisation of ARMARINs total technical staff. Saved me again!! How simple this Kel-Tec pistol is designed However

Quote from client=== Have a Kel-tec .380? can't get the pin in the side of it.
If I use a bfh I will break it, its plastic, the whole gun is plastic.
I hate this pistol ====


And my Kel-tec P32 is also a piece of crap. Bought it as a sample a few years ago, fired a few clips with no problem. Did conceal carry many times over the years. Thank God I didn't need to use it or I'd be dead. Finally took it to a firing range again - firing mechanism doesn't work, can't pull the trigger far enough to release the trigger to the critical point. Cleaned it thoroughly inside and out. Didn't help. It's a worthless firearm, and the seller is now out of business.

ARMARIN has had excellent luck with a lot of these Kel-Tec handguns, but I've seen far too many of these break with fairly light use. Several customers of mine have bought the P3AT as a carry gun, only to have it break on them after a few range trips. Some people have outstanding luck with Kel-Tec, but I've seen more than enough of them fail first hand to permanently turn me off to most of their designs.

Now Kel-Tec is rightly known for bringing high value, reliable auto pistols and the SU-16 series to the shooting public. They all have garnered a solid reputation for reliability and overall good accuracy.

The excellent P-3AT .380 pistol, previously shot at the ARMARIN testing range prooved this is an excellent backup handgun for police officers or even a primary gun for CCW holders and armed, responsible civilians.

It did hiccupp once in the break in period, as predicted by the owners manual, but was completely reliable thereafter. Its high points are its decent feeling DAO trigger, good accuracy, and most beneficial, its extreme lightweight and slim profile which make it very comfortable in carry.

Its sights do indeed suck (low contrast and imprecise) and could use a lot of improvement but of course it will be a rarity for the gun to engage beyond 10 yds. Judging from our sales experience in years past, the P-3AT is a high value .380 option that could possibly save your life.

Important to note: if you're considering a used Kel Tec P-3AT purchase-the Model Nutn is a SECOND Generation P-3AT-the 1st Generation IS different! Many parts are NOT interchangeable!

And important too least for the p32, you should press the mag catch in when you load the mag instead of slamming it in, the mag catch is plastic and the lip gets ground off quickly, then doesnt grab the mag and you have to replace it.

End of the story:

(Used info from Straight Shooter for this text)
Smoke a good cigar while you are shooting and rgds from ARMARIN

 

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You Turks must be very hard on your guns?? I've owned both the P32 and the P3AT for several years now and never had a problem - reliability, construction, or otherwise - with either of them. I consider both to be reliable for pocket carry. Can only tell you my experience.
 

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My wife has fired several hundred rounds through her Kel-Tec P-3AT, will no ill effects on either her or the gun.

I have disassembled and reassembled her P-3AT quite a few times, mostly using only my fingers (after removing the disassembly pin), and my hands are OK.
 

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I have a P3at and it works. Just don't shoot +P ammo and you'll be good. The only bad thing is Kel-Tec's customer service>A**holes! Also my p3at is a "last chance" type weapon. I can throw it after all my ammo is gone! Hmmm.....:mrgreen:
 

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I love Pocket guns. Love shooting them. Have to
I have been shooting them, what I call heavily for 10 years. I bought the Keltec P32 and right away shot it very well. In fact I was kind of amazed how well it did shoot. No problem rapid firing head shots at 8 yds. And for a little 6 oz gun was remarkably mild. Have to say I was very impressed. I carry it now during the summer when wearing very light clothes. I added a 13lb recoil spring, and a steel guide rod. I shoot Underwood Defender Plus P.
No it is not the High Quality of the Beretta Pico, but it does it's job and does it well.
I like the way Keltec has just about every Part available for easy replacement. 8 rds loaded and Underwood Plus P defender seems like a good match. Walking to a car at Night, and this gun easily concealed in the Palm of your hand makes for a nice bit of fast defense.

Certainly easy to conceal and very little weight (Pis is fully loaded 8 rounds)


 
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