Opinions on Kel Tec's P3AT

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Riverbend, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Riverbend

    Riverbend New Member

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    Pro's - $ & weight, size, concealability


    Con's-Anyone gon a con with the Kel tec? :?:
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't beat it for pocket carry when larger guns do not fit the bill.
     

  3. ev239

    ev239 New Member

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    Cons, since you asked so nicely

    If you're asking for cons I'll give you a few (now take note that I really like my P-3AT for what it is)

    - So tiny, only a baby could fit all fingers on the grip
    - Finished roughly which can and many times does affect reliability in addition to comfort (lots of hanging bits of plastic to rub your hand raw)
    - Sights are almost nonexistant
    - It's a .380...yeah I know, we don't have to get into that arguement
    - While shooting, it constantly wants to rotate in your hand

    Some will complain about the long trigger, but I happen to like it.
     
  4. shamalama

    shamalama New Member

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    I own a P-3AT.

    Light, and with a short barrel, can cause this little one to jump around in your hand.

    Assume/pretend there are NO sights.

    For a few bucks more, and just a bit more size, you can get the PF-9 in 9mm, which is much better built and carries a stronger round.

    Can be carried in your shirt pocket, and I've seen some "necklace" holster rigs for it.

    Great for ankle or any pants pocket.

    James Bond carried a .380 and look at all the one-shot-kills he made.

    A truly "disposable" gun if it breaks?

    Doesn't always like hollow points. To remain agony-free stay with FMJ.

    Just my 2¢.
     
  5. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    For the size class and the price range the triggers on the Kel-Tecs (P-32, P-3AT, and PF-9) are pretty good IMO. A little long, but not heavy, which to me is the biggest sin a gun maker can make, excessively heavy trigger pull.

    My dad has the pakerized version I have a blued PF-9. The parkerizing looks pretty good, the blueing kind of looks like crap. I would drop the extra money for a parkerized gun.
     
  6. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Bond's PPK was in .32 ACP.
     
  7. shamalama

    shamalama New Member

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    Looks more like a .380 to me.

    [​IMG]

    His first was a Beretta 418 in .25 ACP.
    The Walther PPK, true, was 7.65 x 17 mm Browning or .32 ACP.
    I really like his new Walther P99. Is it 9 x 19 mm or .40 S&W?

    (sorry for the threadjacking)
     
  8. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    That doesn't even look like a PPK! PPK's don't have frame mounted safeties.

    That actually looks like one of those Colt Mustangs in .380, though it really looks like a combination between one of those and a PPK.

    I'd be willing to bet his new gun is 9MM, being that he's British and such. As I understand it .40 S&W is kind of an American cartridge.
     
  9. Firearmz

    Firearmz New Member

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    POS!!!!