Hi All, I'm new to the forum and acquired a nice used P3AT just a few days ago. I've been searching and I'm aware that the only way to get the exact manufacture date of my gun is by contacting Kel-Tec. No problem but I'm an impatient old cuss and want my answer right this very minute. The serial number is HJ3 XX. Obviously, the X's are the last two numeric digits. If I'm not mistaken this would make the manufacture date at approximately mid 2005, right? Thanks in advance and HAPPY 4th of July!! Mike p.s. Anything in particular I should look for regarding manufacture or damage issues? I haven't shot it yet but it cycles Hornady XTP's very nicely with manual racking. BTW, I'll be switching to Hornady Critical Defense... did more research after I already bought the XTP's so I'll just use these at the range.