Dull Day At The Range

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Ka6otm, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Ka6otm

    Ka6otm New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    This is my first P3AT, 2nd Generation, black/black, purchased
    at a gun show in Mesa, Arizona a few weeks ago for $242.  
    Serial # is J6xxx.  This is to be a BUG to complement my
    primary CCW, which is a Kahr PM9.

    Like some other hardheads, I didn't field strip it and clean, oil or
    F&B prior to firing it.  I just ran a little Breakfree on the slide
    rails while the slide was back and went off to the range.  I did
    look around inside a bit but found no extraneous crud at all.

    The ammo was WWB 95 grain FJM.  The target was a TQ-15
    silhouette at 7 yards.  Total amount of rounds fired was 50.

    In the interest of breaking it in and seeing just what to expect
    with fairly rapid fire, I fired 5 shot groups with all 5 shots being
    fired within approximately 3-4 seconds.

    All hit well within the inside of the primary scoring ring.


    This little sucker kicks a bit but muzzle rise isn't all that much
    and from my perspective, it seems to come back more than rise
    up at the muzzle.

    The web of my hand between the thumb and 1st finger was a
    little sore at the end of the session.

    The first joint of my trigger finger was also a little sore from the
    trigger guard impacting it periodically, and I've got very small
    hands, so this might be a problem for someone with large hands
    or fingers.

    I tried limpwristing it a bit trying to cause a feeding or ejection
    problem, but it didn't seem to care...on the other hand I've been
    shooting for a long time and perhaps I don't know how to
    properly limpwrist.

    In field stripping it after I got home, I found I had to use a small
    pocket knife blade to get the assembly pin to start out and then
    used the rim of a cartridge to remove it fully as the head of the
    pin is essentially flush with the slide.

    Lastly, the thickness of the slide in the area of the recoil spring
    guide apprears to be a little less than 3/16", but I eyeballed it
    and didn't measure.

    No problems and I'll post again when I run another 50 rounds
    through it.

  2. RAT76

    RAT76 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Excellent range report.  If you pull the slide further back it is easy to get the case rim under the assembly pin head. Don't forget to hold the grip next to the pin so that the grip does not bulge out and let the spring get loose.



    Clean it, lube it, shoot it like you stole it.

    BTW, welcome to KTOG. :D

  3. c0wboi38

    c0wboi38 New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    What he said! :)

    Sounds like you have a keeper! Welcome aboard!