Can't tear down - slide stuck

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by huckle, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. huckle

    huckle New Member

    267
    Jan 15, 2010
    I shot over 100 rounds just fine this evening, but later when I went to clean it, I couldn't get the slide the come off. I can rack it OK, but when I take the pin out, I can't get the slide to come off.

    What do I do?
     
  2. joje

    joje New Member

    213
    Nov 1, 2007
    i've had that happen to me a few times, i just "shake and rattle" the slide while racking it, then pushing it forward. the slide has some lateral play and it seems it sometimes snags on something, preventing it from coming off despite of the pin being removed. hope that helps.
     

  3. huckle

    huckle New Member

    267
    Jan 15, 2010
    Thanks for that info. I tried jiggling it a lot and finally got it to slide forward. When I did, I found that the outer spring had partially 'swallowed' the recoil guide (pin). I'm wondering if I should just get a replacement spring and guide(?)