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Say guys I got a question concerning field striping and reassembly of my P3AT. Found this really great you tube video please see link below, witch I feel basically explains everything but aren't you suppose to put some kind of pressure on the slide by the take down screw. Seems like that what I've been told here in the owners group but he doesn't do this in the video. Still haven't taken P3AT apart but after I get this understood I will. Thanks

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SkU2eDPBes[/ame]

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if you keep some presure on the grip, you will have less of a chance popping out the spring...i use a small screw drive , and pry it so i tension is on the grip....don't be afraid of it...if it comes out, it's not a big deal to get it back...gpr
 

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artimus_prime said:
I have had it happen, and using some pressure on the grip to both sides of the assembly pin keeps the assembly pin spring from dislodging.
Did you have a chance to watch the video? if so would you say that he should of applied pressure on the frame to safely disassemble. And what's the name of this spring that might come out if pressure isn't applied. Thanks!

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Ok, when I bought my first P3at, I heard this advice and asked some members about it just like you are now. I was advised by some to press down, others said no it was unnecessary.

What confused me was the grip in my Nov 07 HC was so hard I could not press down any. I realized it was making no difference pressing or not pressing. It was like pressing against steel.

Now I just got this used one made in 2005, I swear the grip is softer or thinner. Because on this one if I pull the pin without pressing down I can see the grip flexing. So now I press.
Anybody else notice a difference in hardness in different years grips?
 

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gatorhugger said:
Ok, when I bought my first P3at, I heard this advice and asked some members about it just like you are now. I was advised by some to press down, others said no it was unnecessary.

What confused me was the grip in my Nov 07 HC was so hard I could not press down any. I realized it was making no difference pressing or not pressing. It was like pressing against steel.

Now I just got this used one made in 2005, I swear the grip is softer or thinner. Because on this one if I pull the pin without pressing down I can see the grip flexing. So now I press.
Anybody else notice a difference in hardness in different years grips?

Thanks! that really makes a lot of sense, I'll check my frame to see it's a second gen so maybe the grip is hard enough that it won't be necessary well I'll see and report back.

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