Welcome to KTOG. There is lots of info on this site. These guys (and dolls) know a ton of stuff. The p3 is the lightest smallest little .380. In order to get something that "est" (small, thin, light, cool...) you have to pay some price. No one buys a Ferrari for fuel milage or cup holders. This fly weight gun needs a little tlc, and some care when shooting it. Read the owners manual. Don't dry fire this gun, you'll break it. It will dry fire once in double action, clean or dirty, buy you can harm the gun.
Take care, be safe,
Welcome to the club. Sounds like your P3AT is just fine.
It is not the same DA as some other guns.
Some guns every time you pull the trigger the hammer will come back and it will dry fire.
On ALL P3AT's it does not work that way. The gun needs the action of firing a live round to re cock the hammer, or you need to manual pull the slide back each time. Also the advise about dry firing with snap caps is right on.
Feel free to ask any question, just please try the search feature first.
jvs04, welcome to KTOG. As others have said your P3AT is fine. The KT hammer block safety requires the hammer be recocked each time. You should use snap caps in order to dry fire. Dry firing is great for trigger control and smoothing out the trigger pull. During live fire the slide recocks the hammer for you.