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2nd trip to range

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Well I got to go to the range again and had mostly good news. I put a few dozen more rounds through my new P3AT and experienced one stove pipe and one FTF. I have a sneaky feeling that these might have been due to limp wristing. I'm not sure if limp wristing can cause both malfunctions or not ??? . Both happened on the second shot of a quick (for me) double tap.
I am definitely still getting used to firing this little bugger. I'm having some problems maintaining a good firing grip during successive shots as I'm not controling muzzle flip that great yet. It's not horrible but the tiny grip is challenging to me and is magnified when my hand is sweaty (and it was hot today at the range).
I'm actually getting more excited with this little gun though. My first couple dozen rounds I was like "wo this thing ain't all that fun to shoot!". Today I started getting used to it and actually had a lot of fun shooting it. I'm very happy with the accuracy!
I hope the malfunctions I experienced today were my fault and not the guns.
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dogman, I installed a hogue handall jr. on my p3at and it made a huge difference ;D
+1 on the hogue jr. Also, IMHO, fingertip extensions really help alot.
Two words, finger extension.
If by FTF you mean FTFeed, then yes, LW can cause them both. I favor the KT +1 extension for the extra round and better pocketability.

Tips for locking your wrist:


1. Place strong hand on grip with finger alongside trigger guard.
2. Cup weak hand as if you were going to drink water from it.
3. Rotate weak hand 45 degrees toward your body.
4. Place palm against front of strong hand fingers, with thumbs nearly parallel.
5. Line up on target and push forward with strong hand while pulling back with weak hand.
This will lock your wrist and prevent limp wristing.


1. Line up on target.
2. strain hand forward as if you were trying to get the gun closer to the target.


To shoot from close in with one hand, do the same straining forward, but lock your elbow so the hand can't actually GET forward. This works from 90 degrees or even from the hip--By tensing your arm muscles. You should practice both.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I appreciate it!
The grip and extension are definitely must haves I think.
Also mastering the shooting techniques described!
Dogman,+ 1 on what Two Packer said .The Plus one is the way to go, and he is telling you the right way to hold your weapon. 8)
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