Drop saftey?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Prostatix, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Prostatix

    Prostatix New Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Hey I know the P3AT doesnt have any internal safeties...

    my question is, would it discharge if dropped?
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    I found this on the first google hit
    "SAAMI drop-testing at the H. P. White labs, as well as drop tests to military specifications at the factory passing all with flying colors" at BNET

  3. ktwm

    ktwm Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2004
    It does have an internal safety. It has a hammer-block that holds the hammer away from the firing pin at all times (until you pull the trigger of course). This makes it VERY drop safe.
  4. namwal

    namwal New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Good God man get a grip on your gun! ;)
  5. halfmoonclip

    halfmoonclip New Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    I'm presuming the OP was asking because of dropped on the muzzle issues with the virtually identical LCP Ruger.
    While I've never seen solid evidence of a problem with either gun, it seems odd Ruger would organize a huge recall for no reason whatsoever.
  6. LittleKatie

    LittleKatie New Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Ive dropped mine from waist high...It did not fire, scared the crap out of me, but it did not fire.
  7. bro61

    bro61 New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Since the P-3AT doesn't have a firing pin safety I assume it could fire if dropped hard enough right on the muzzle. I think it would have to be a very hard drop though to overcome the firing pin spring and still ignite the primer.
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas