Chromed and ported P-3AT

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Rogereh, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Rogereh

    Rogereh New Member

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    May 22, 2009
    Here's an interesting P-3AT on Gunbroker.com. It's a new P-3AT that has most of the metal parts chromed and the barrel and slide ported to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise. I have nothing to do with this auction, just came across it and thought some here might see it as an interesting mod.

    http://w.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=139625733
     
  2. Celtic_Warrior

    Celtic_Warrior New Member

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    Feb 15, 2009
    Re: Cromed and ported P-3AT

    Does anyone else, on the board, have a ported P3AT? If so what' your impression?
     

  3. Phokis

    Phokis Guest

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    Sep 3, 2009
    If anything it just looks cool!

    Though it looks like it would be lint trap sitting in a pocket.
     
  4. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
  5. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2008
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    What muzzle rise? What recoil?
     
  6. one_gun

    one_gun Member

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    Jan 17, 2007
    I would think with the ports on a short barrel you would loose all of your gas pressure, vel. and what stopping power you had.:-/
    Looks cool tho. Like to see some chonograph data on it.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose New Member

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    Jun 22, 2005
    I agree, as short as the barrel is, that's got to slow down the bullet.
    Looks cool, but not for me.
     
  8. dirksterg30

    dirksterg30 Member

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    Apr 24, 2008
    Not to mention, if you had to shoot from a retention position, you might set yourself on fire! ;D
     
  9. nbh40

    nbh40 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Wow, so that now has (as good as) a 1 inch barrel. No wonder there will be less felt recoil the bullet will probably fall out and land on your toes ::)

    And for over $500 if you include shipping and transfer. No thanks.
     
  10. Rogereh

    Rogereh New Member

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    May 22, 2009
    Is this true? Would not the bullet against the rifling seal off most of the gases except where the actual ports are located? I would think that less than 25% of the last inch of the barrel would be effected with a gas loss of maybe 10%-25% of that. Certainly not all of the gas would escape at that point. Just a logical guess on my part...
    ~ROGER~
     
  11. CJP32

    CJP32 Active Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    The company Bobo linked claims a 8% loss in velocity in Glock pistols with 3 ports. I'd guess the P3AT would be in the same ball park. I'd still pass, I don't find the 3AT that hard to shoot.

    CJ
     
  12. Fl_Gunner

    Fl_Gunner New Member

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    Oct 20, 2007
    I had a P-3AT done by APW, and liked it well enough that I had him do my PF-9. Still hits hard enough at the range I'm interested in.