Do any members have knowledge of aany p3AT blowing

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by eccoboot, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. eccoboot

    eccoboot New Member

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    Nov 2, 2004
    Do any members have knowledge of any P3 AT going KABOOM, blowing up?
     
  2. haugrdr

    haugrdr Super Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Jan 4, 2008
    Daytona Beach

  3. TucsonMTB

    TucsonMTB New Member

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    Sep 24, 2006
    Tucson Arizona
    Re: Do any members have knowledge of aany p3AT blo

    Yep!  It was cheap American Eagle ammo.  I believe it was an overcharge, rather than a squib . . . based on the observed bullet strike of the round previous to the boomer.  Fortunately, no one was injured.  Kel-Tec, to whom we sent the pistol and the box flap from the ammo, replaced the pistol under warranty!   :cool:

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    It may not be obvious in this picture, but the ruptured barrel is clear and the spent casing was not blown out, nor ejected.  My brave wife, put down the P-3AT and picked up a 1911 for the rest of the day's shooting.
     
  4. Bob23

    Bob23 New Member

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Re: Do any members have knowledge of aany p3AT blo

    I saw the destroyed P3AT (a bag 'o gun parts) that caused MagSafe to put the orange warning label on their package stating "not for Kel Tec P3AT".