Bought new P3AT....why is it dirty?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by finz50, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. finz50

    finz50 New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    I bought a supposedly never been fired P3AT. Got it today and the breech face is filthy and there is gray on the bottom of the slide. Would grease from the factory be grey already? Do they fire it at the factory and not clean it out? Am I going crazy or should I be ****ed that I bought a used gun?
  2. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    This may get moved to the P3AT section instead of the P32 section, but it does apply to both (or all KTs for that matter).

    All KTs are fired at the factory before leaving. Each and every one of them. And they are not cleaned at all after that firing. Many appear "used." There is also some speculation though I don't know for sure about the coatings that come on it are for corrosion resistance. But whatever they are, they are NOT lubrication for firing. BEFORE you shoot that baby you need to thoroughly clean and lube her in all the right spots. Do some searching here and you will find out how/where and most definitely why - Nick...

    Finally, even if it were "used" you would be better off being sold to you as new as technically only the original purchaser is entitled to the lifetime warranty. KT has never been a stickler for this but they could in the future.


  3. KS.G36

    KS.G36 Guest

    Could the stuff be Miltec 1 conditioner/lube? Anyone know? I just heard an explanation of how the stuff works the other day. I have never used it and don't know what would happen if it was wiped on like an oil coat and allowed the long time it takes to dry on its own that way.  

    If the stuff is indeed Miltec 1, most of it is getting mopped on where it does no good anyway. (Other than as a protectant I suppose.)
  4. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Not Miltec. Miltec is very runny and could in no way be confused with "grease." It confuses me since I have put hands on a lot of different KTs in the gun shops and they are at all stages from clean/dry to dirty/wet to dirty/greasy.

  5. artimus_prime

    artimus_prime New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Central FL
    The Militec grease doesn't look like the stuff they put in on the Kel-Tec's. I use Militec grease on a lot of my guns (why airsoft needs a lube, I don't know  ::) ) but it doesn't look like that and Militec has a distinct odor.
  6. RAT76

    RAT76 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Why is it dirty?

    Because it needs to be cleaned, lubed ( oil & grease), shot, cleaned & lubed again, shot again....repeat sequence.

    Don't thank me, I'm just here to help. ;) ;D
  7. Brewster6514

    Brewster6514 Active Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    if you lived in the great state of NY you would never get an unfired handgun. we have to let the state police shoot it and keep two fired casings and bullets (one for them and the other for the FBI), if it wasn't done by the manufacturer. ::)
  8. Jim- Be nice to the new guy! ;)

    Finz- Welcome to the group, and yes Scott is 100% Spot On.

    Here are a few links to check for a new gun and the lube info:

    Most of us (SWAG 63.2%) perform at least 50% of the fluff and buff.

    golden loki fluff and buff

    new gun prep


    lubrication hints/tips
    And as rat said....clean.........lube......shoot......repeat!
  9. keninaz

    keninaz New Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    My wife and I bought two of them a little while back.
    Yes they were both dirty when I got them I will assume from test firing.
    So what? I always dismantle a new gun, clean and inspect it anway before I fire it.