I noticed that too and found it very strange. Perhaps they should have chosen another/better shooter to do the testing. I can't believe all these guns had so many problems. I'd love to see a video clip of his experiences.fez said:They all had some malfunctions except the Rohrough.Out of the box I would suspect.
The single most important criteria in selecting a gun for habitual carry is weight—as long as the gun in question is enough gun for the job. If you are considering a .380, you cannot find one that is lighter than the 8.3-ounce P3AT. While Kel-Tec has branched off into some interesting long guns in recent years, the firm’s bread and butter has been small semi-automatic pistols at low prices. It actually makes a smaller and lighter version of this gun in .32 ACP. Using a light, slim polymer receiver that houses the lockwork and a single-column magazine of six rounds, the P3AT is indeed a light, small package. It’s a hammer-fired DAO, in which the mass of the hammer is concentrated around the point of pivot. The gun is not easy to shoot, in that the sights are small and hard to see, and it has too many sharp edges and corners. Further, the P3AT is prone to malfunction with several kinds of ammunition. I suspect that the Kel-Tec needs a great deal of breaking-in before it goes into service.
Oh, GOOD GRIEF?!?! Where do they include the truth? Oh, I know, NOWHERE!Ruger LCP
A good bit of the interest in small .380s stems from the introduction of this pistol at the 2008 SHOT Show. Several of our nine-gun assortment pre-date the little Ruger, but it is the one that ignited such intense popularity in tiny .380s. It’s easy to see why; the Ruger is an appealing little gun. With a glass-filled nylon lower topped with a steel barrel and slide, the LCP is a recoil-operated gun with DAO lockwork and a speed hammer. The gun is not only small and light, but also relatively thin—just about eight-tenths of an inch. Recoil is snappy and almost painful. In anything but bright daylight, the tiny sights preclude a proper sight picture. Although the Ruger is an uncommonly handsome little rascal, it has a number of edges and corners that you just can’t design out of the gun. We had problems getting through the shooting evaluation. That included a number of feedway malfunctions, which were puzzling. It was the same pistol I had written up shortly after it was introduced. There were no problems then, but a new array of different loads resulted in some jams. I must conclude that the LCP is a bit ammunition-sensitive and you have to pick your loads carefully to keep it running.
I don't blame you.Rich62643 said:[quote author=diamond link=1264000103/0#6 date=1264266211][quote author=Rich62643 link=1264000103/0#5 date=1264261222]I'm stickin with this
Welcome. Jump on over to the new member section and introduce yourself.chipo said:Just got my P3AT at gun show in SE Missouri a couple of days before my copy showed up. Although I've only been through 2 boxes of Aguila, I'd have to say either I got lucky or the article is somewhat biased. I did a thorough cleaning / inspection, breakfree on the rails, then went out. Not a single malfunction so far. More than accurate for the intended purpose. The only problem I've noticed is trigger slap.....no different than my wife's LCP.