KelTekCajun said:I would also suggest you periodically check the tightness of the buttonhead extractor screw. Sometimes these have been known to work loose. As a precaution you could apply some blue or purple loctite, or you could wait until you experience FTE to do this.
But as TxC suggested, clean and lube first. If nothing at all, cleaning the weapon will help you to be more familiar with it.
does that take some tension off of the pin??TxCajun said:It is easier to pull the assembly pin if you retract the slide just a tad. Keep pressure on the polymer grip around the assembly pin. I can pull mine with finger nails. YMMV.
clever. i'll have to remember that. i used a cleaning patch around the head of the screwdriver to keep from scracthing the finish and stuff.TxCajun said:Wilson uses a small, flat screwdriver with electrical tape round it to pad the slide and act as a fulcrum for levering out the pin.
TxCajun said:Clean and lube it FIRST!
Make sure you are using decent quality BRASS-cased ammo. You may have issues when it gets dirty, especially during breakin (1st 200-300 rounds). A cursory cleaning and re-lube may help if you shoot more than 50-100 rounds and start to experience problems. This is NOT a range gun or target pistol designed for extended shooting. It is designed to be ultra-light and small and to flawlessly fire off a couple of mags to get your butt out of a jam if need be.
Based on an idea that jocko sent me, I made a clamp that fits around the assembly pin, which holds the grip sides so that the retention spring will not pop out of it's slot, when you pull the assembly pin. it is very easy and quick to use it, and it frees up your hands to push the slide back a little so that the pin releases. Works like a champ!Curt32 said:Say I understand the disassembly is a little tricky with the P3AT is this true? anything I should look out for. And is there any other way to remove the assembly pin without using the rim of a case I just don't want to scratch the slide. And what do they mean when they say "push the barrel back while holding the slide" Just a little confused maybe you guys can give me your method of disassembly, and reassembly.
Hi SnapCap! say where did you get that clamp?? seems like somthing I might try and how easy is it for that spring to pop out boy I'm glad I didn't try this before I posted!SnapCap said:Based on an idea that jocko sent me, I made a clamp that fits around the assembly pin, which holds the grip sides so that the retention spring will not pop out of it's slot, when you pull the assembly pin. it is very easy and quick to use it, and it frees up your hands to push the slide back a little so that the pin releases. Works like a champ!