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I've found that when I unload my P3AT for cleaning, the round that was in the pipe gets small nicks or burrs in it at the perimeter, rear of the casing. I assume this is from the ejection sequence. Are these nicks normal and might they cause a FTF/FTE? I rotate my ammo. Anything I should be doing differently or not doing at all?
 

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My 2nd generation also makes these burr marks and I was concerned that it could cause a failure of some sort.  Anyway after many ejections  to clean or inspect the firearm and then placing it back in as the first round it fired flawlessly so I guess it does no harm. I don't think I would rotate the ammo in the clip unless someone has a good reason that hasn't crossed my mind.  Happy New Year !!!
 

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Hello,

The burrs and nicks are normal occurrence with the P3AT.  I would probably by a little more concerned with bullet setback overtime.  I typically shoot my magazine of carry ammo when I go to the range so that its not really an issue.  Rotating ammo by shooting is probably a good policy in any case as it lets you know if there is any problem with your carry round. ;)

Best Regards  :cool:
 

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here is a link to a thread in the PF9 section about bullet set back worth the read

redhawk said:
Anybody experiencing bullet setbacks?..
 

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so based on the PF9 thread it appears I am doing the wrong thing by chambering the same round with the burrs already on it. sounds like rotation is the answer until fired and a fresh load is used. This is an interesting topic.
 

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My PF-9 and my P3AT both cause burrs on the rim. It doesn't cause any problems with the guns. But it does for reloading. I've actually had to take a file to a case to remove the burrs just so it would go into my shell holder.
 
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