Bullet smiley face and failures today at range.

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by SpaceCase, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. SpaceCase

    SpaceCase New Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Ahhhh! My P3At had 3 failure to feeds today in 50 rounds. :eek: The gun failed to go into battery and then the rounds ejected fine, but had a line impressed in the center of the bullet, almost like a smiley face. I was shooting blazer FMJ. I can't quite figure out why this is happening. Any help greatly appreciated!

    -Space
     
  2. Ape

    Ape New Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Colorado
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    pics of the marks? :-/
     

  3. unisonic12

    unisonic12 New Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    I thought the 2nd generation P3AT had that problem fixed. :-/
     
  4. SpaceCase

    SpaceCase New Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    This is a 2nd gen P3AT. Pic

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Ape

    Ape New Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Colorado
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    Almost looks as if it's slamming into the bottom of your feed ramp?? Have you ever had the mag apart?
     
  6. SpaceCase

    SpaceCase New Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    Yup, had the mag apart to install an NAA base plate. could that do it?
     
  7. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    smilies are fairly common to some degee even in the 2G.

    here is the referance material to the problem when it was very common
    http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/smiley.htm

    instead of trimimng the feed ramp, I added a buffer strip to the front of the mag well, this keeps the barrel high and hard against the slide, this seem to fix mine
     
  8. SpaceCase

    SpaceCase New Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    Thanks for the link...will KelTec do anything about this?
     
  9. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    if you cant make it feed, yes. but just for smilies not really, you can send it any way though :-/
     
  10. SpaceCase

    SpaceCase New Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Re: Bullet smiley face and failures today at range

    :(