3AT = Three Eighty

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by 2_E_L_O, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. 2_E_L_O

    2_E_L_O New Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    I'm an idiot. I just realized that I bet Kel-Tec probably intended for the "3AT" to sound just like "Three Eighty" or 380. Duh.

    How clever you are, Kel-Tec..... ;)
  2. dgodfrey

    dgodfrey New Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Don't feel bad. I just figured it out a couple of days ago myself. Cool. Very cool. I wonder what the PF9 is supposed to represent.

  3. 2_E_L_O

    2_E_L_O New Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    I'm a little slow. ;D

    Well, in the description for the PF-9 forum it says "Pistol Flat"....
  4. tomwalshco

    tomwalshco New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    PF = pistol flat - really
  5. Picatinny_Pete

    Picatinny_Pete New Member

    Sep 2, 2009

    The names's proably due to copyright issues, the P-380 name was already taken.

  6. uncledub

    uncledub Member Supporter

    Feb 16, 2009
    Alabama, USA
    PF = pistol flat - really[/quote]
    Yep. Pistol Flat 9mm. After I learned about the 3AT/380, I started reading the descriptions of the Kel Tecs. Interesting.
  7. tonybroy

    tonybroy New Member

    Apr 27, 2010
    Antioch, TN
    Just add me to the group also.... ;D
  8. sviking

    sviking Banned

    Apr 30, 2010
    I've heard that before, but I don't think it's true. I heard that a long time ago regarding why they chose "P3AT", but Kahr just recently came out with its version of the PM9 in .380. Called the P380... Never heard any copyright complaints over that one.
  9. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Product names can't be copyrighted. Trademarks are only legally enforceable if the owner both claims (™) or registers (®) them, and actively defends them.
  10. sviking

    sviking Banned

    Apr 30, 2010
    And copyrighting stuff is definitely not something Kel-Tec is known for... Ask Ruger... ;D
  11. james__12345

    james__12345 New Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    That would be a patent. Those are only good for a certian amount of time, then they become fair game to everyone. Not sure if thats the case here, but it may be that the patent just ran out.
  12. sviking

    sviking Banned

    Apr 30, 2010
    Patent...yes. Aren't they good for 20 years? Kel-Tec didn't patent anything. That's how Ruger blatantly ripped off the P3AT design and KT couldn't do a danged thing about it. The P3AT is nowhere near 20 years old so if it WERE patented, copyrighted, whatever... They'd have legal grounds to sue...just like Glock has done...and more than once...
  13. darts

    darts New Member

    May 2, 2010
    Me too! Doh! ;D
  14. cbreez99

    cbreez99 New Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Hmmmm...like Arby's = RB = roast beef :D
  15. diamond

    diamond New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Ooooooor...like puppies = poop pees :-? :eek: ;D ;) :)
  16. kylecivicsi

    kylecivicsi New Member

    May 9, 2010
    I just recently figured this out too, and then I laughed out loud to the guy I was talking to, whom I barely knew. Clever for sure.
  17. diamond

    diamond New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    There is a video on youtube where the guy is reviewing the P3AT and he says the name a lot with clear enunciation on each letter and number... P-3-A-T. I don't think he had it figured out either.

    So many companies don't have as much clever-ness in their gun names. Kel-tec has it goin' on. :cool:
  18. Agent-Adam

    Agent-Adam New Member

    May 19, 2010
    Didn't the Kel-Tec founder/s originate from another company?
  19. fez

    fez Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    For some the pf in pf9 may stand for "personal favorite" :cool:
  20. uncledub

    uncledub Member Supporter

    Feb 16, 2009
    Alabama, USA
    Arby's is actual Raffel Brothers.  Most folks think it stands for roast beef.  I got this info from www.arbys.com/about/